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Cat

Breed name:  Persian cats

Description: .Persian cats are suitable for small apartments and require regular grooming, also immensely popular in the USA and France too.A long white mane and deep set twinkling eyes.

The Persian is an old breed. To those who love this elegant cat, it will come as no surprise that the longhaired beauty originated in the cradle of civilization: Mesopotamia, which was later known as Persia and is now modern-day Iran. The breed’s long hair was probably the result of a natural mutation, and its striking appearance attracted the attention of 17th-century Italian nobleman and world traveler Pietro Della Valle, who is credited with bringing the first longhaired cats to Europe in 1626. At that time, the cats had shiny, silky gray fur, but thanks to selective breeding Persians are now found in a kaleidoscope of colors, including bi-color (a color plus white .

The Persian cat is a long-haired breed of cat characterized by its round face and short muzzle. It is also known as the "Persian Longhair" in the English-speaking countries. In the Middle East, region they are widely known as "Iranian cat" and in Iran they are known as "Shirazi cat". The first documented ancestors of the Persian were imported into Italy from Iran (historically known as Persia in the west) around 1620. Recognized by the cat fancy since the late 19th century, it was developed first by the English, and then mainly by American breeders after the Second World War. Some cat fancier organizations' breed standards subsume the Himalayan and Exotic Shorthair as variants of this breed, while others treat them as separate breeds.

 

Origin : Persia (Iran),

Size: Medium-size

Colors: White,Black,Blue,Cream,Red,Chocolate, and Lilac.

Height: 10-15 inches.

Weight: Male: 5-7 kg ,Female: 3-5 kg.

Life: 10 – 17 years

Intelligence: Low ( slow learners )

Temperament: May act a bit fussy and demanding but mostly independent.

 

 

 

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