It is said that the ancestors of today’s Persians were brought back from far away Persia along with silk, jewels and spices by explorers in the 17th century. They became a status symbol and were much sought after.
They were named Persians after their Country of origin. Their true origin is not completely known. References to Persians can be found in hieroglyphic records as early as 1684BC.
Even people who know nothing about cats will usually be able to identify a Persian cat. They are the most recognizable of all cat breeds.
The Persian cat has a long flowing coat with luxurious full, soft wooly undercoat hairs with longer coarser guard hairsand a chunky body which is often referred to as ‘cobby’ Their legs are thick and stocky. Persians have round eyes set in a sweet round flat face.
Persians are usually a quiet and gentle cat. They are calm and undemanding and can be very affectionate. They are very placid and unlikely to scratch anyone. Because of the Persian’s serene nature they usually get on well with other pets and are great with children that are not too boisterous. They love to be stroked and patted and lap up any attention you give them.
They are not noisy. Persians are playful but not demanding and can give their owners much love and devotion. They have the ability to adapt to most environments and seem to take everything in their stride.
If you believe the Persian is the right breed for you, check the following link about Persian Breeders: