Persian cats belong in the family of the Felidae cats and it is considered one of the most gorgeous household felines, which ancestry can be traced back to the Middle Ages, although it is unknown if they really came from Persia or are originated from Turkey or Russia.
Height and Weight
The body of a Persian cat is from medium to large in size, weighing about 8 to 15 pounds
Colors and Coat
This breed has long thick coats with a wooly and dense undercoat that give them a luxuriant appearance. There are different categories and varieties of Persian Cats, which are classified by their colors, that can be combined, and include the White Persian, Chinchilla Golden Persian, Lilac Smoke Persian, Red Shell Cameo Persian, Blue Tortie Tabby Persian, Pewter Persian, etc., etc.
Temperament and Living Environment
Persians cats are playful and have soft voices that rarely let us hear, but they are also docile, sweet, and affectionate so they enjoy being pampered. This breed likes to socialize with humans and enjoy sharing their environment with other pets. However, they need tranquility and tend to retreat when they need solitude.
Persian cats need extensive grooming on a daily basis, combing and brushing their coats to keep their elegant looking and reduce respiratory, allergic, and intestinal problems caused by their fur. Although these cats get on well with children, from a caring perspective it is not good for the cat or the kid share grooming moments.
Diet and Care
This breed only needs a well-balanced diet to avoid overweight problems.
Health issues and Life expectancy
The life of Persian cats spans beyond 15 years and they are usually a healthy breed, but obesity may contribute to develop cardiac problems.