Quick Review of the Persian Cat Breed

About the Persian Cat

The Persian cat is a longhair cat known to be a gentle and graceful breed with remarkable coats and distinguishing characteristics, along with his beautiful facial features and round heads and round crowns on top of the head  

Ears are small and tufted, described as having “ear furnishings” . . . a Persian like this is the finest found !

The Persian cat is known for amazingly, stunning round or teardrop eyes that are large and expressive and beautifully colors of green, emerald green, blue green, turquoise  

Todays Persian, a pansy - like, flat face is popular for the show ring and show breeders, where the traditional Doll Face Persian appeals to the general public Internationally 

Whether a flat face or doll face version of the Persian cat,-  they often possess a perky, turned-up nose, and short muzzle compared to domesticated cats and other cat breeds

The Persian cat's neck is short, thick with a beautiful, full mane - like ruff 

Bodies are cobby, feet are large, and they are considered strong structured,

yet can be fairly small in size with in the Silver Division, vs. the other Persian cat color divisions

The Persian is known as the most popular of all feline breeds, due to its temperament, easy - going, gentle, kind, extremely affectionate and royal disposition.   They are the # 1 cat breed of all feline breeds !

More about the Persian cat body structure: 

>  Bodies might be cobby, yet have substance giving them a strong appearance and still considered a medium sized cat   

>  Silver Division of Persians are much smaller then then the other Persian (color) divisions   

>  Persians faces are round and tufted with fur  - while the show Persian is known for full, double coats, the Traditional Persian cat’s coat is silky, free flowing coat is absolutely gorgeous and is acceptable also, and most often preferred by the the feline lovers outside the show ring   

>  If you are seeking a Persian, there are several Persian cat CFA Divisions to consider, such as the Silver Division Persian whereas, they are smallest Persian cat of all the CFA Divisions 

>  Other color divisions Persians can be much larger   

     That is not to say there may be a range of sizes within any Division 

>   Additionally, the Silver Division comes in many shades and patterns (CFA does not call them colors, but shades and patterns)  - for simplicity, the Silver Persian has several color shades and patterns:   

Silver Chinchilla
Shaded Silver
Shaded Golden
Golden Chinchilla
Black - rare
Smoke - rare
Blue Golden

More about the Persian Cat eye color
>  The Silver Persian cat Division eye colors are; blue green, green, emerald green and turquoise

>   It takes sometimes up to 24 months (1 year) for the Persian cat to achieve it’s final eye color
>   Though this development time the eye color gets more intense and much depth to the color 

>   Other Persian cat Divisions may have copper or other eye color, however,

     the Copper eye color is considered a fault within the CFA Silver Division

BLUE EYES:  Blue-Eyed White Persians (not within the Silver Division – as Silvers do not have blue eyes, they may have blue/green eyes) may be predisposed to deafness, statistics stating up to 80% have deafness or partial deafness, however, many reputable breeders have only bred blue eyed whites with the spotting gene lowering and eliminating the risk of deafness

Deafness in the Odd–Eyed White Persian(not the Silver or Chinchilla Persian cat as they appear white, but are actually Silvers), having one blue eye and one orange or copper eye, if is affected by deafness, it usually is limited to the ear on the same side as the blue eye

>  Not all Odd Eyed cats have this problem !

More about the Persian cat’s Personality

>  Persians crave and love human companionship, love to please and to be loved back 

>  Persians are known to do well with other household pets, including dogs

>  Persian cats are patient with children and children adore this affectionate cat breed 

>  Persians are quite playful, can possess a placid personalty most often described as regal, yet they have much       desire to play and have a bit of a spark when playing
>  They are not an over active nor demanding breed   

>  They do like to perch them selves on a tower and observe their surroundings or even the outdoor actives,

   such as;  birds and butterflies or branches swaying in the wind 
>  The Persian cat love interacting with people and keep an eye on you with much love in their face,

   yet are able to entertain themselves with the simplest of things

Shopping for a Persian cat or kitten

*  Find a reputable Breeder
*  Reputable Breeders have customer
Testimonials Reviews, not necessarily Internet 5 star ratings 

   An Internet rating system is based on a few individuals posting opinions 

>  Cat Breeders Customer Testimonials Reviews are straight from customers that have purchased a cat or kitten     from a breeder that honestly rates their experiences, cat quality and breeders service provided
*  Breeder providing Vet certification of blood work negative testing results for; FIV and FeLV
*  Breeder providing up-to-date vaccinations, worming and Vet Exam
*  Best to wait until a kitten is at least 8 weeks old to take a kitten home with you
*  Breeder having no record or reputation of ringworm - Ringworm Warrantee
*  Breeder FIV, FeLV and PKD Warrantee

*  Breeder outcrossing breeding - not inbreeding 
*  Talk on the phone to the Breeder
*  Filling out a KITTEN APPLICATION helps the breeder help you - typically if you are not willing to do this a     breeder will not place a kitten with you   
*  Be sure to understand your new feline needs a forever home

Persian cat Care

*   Indoor cats - housed exclusively indoors to protect coats and parasites and other perils of outdoor living
* Long coats best to comb daily – metal comb, not a brush
*  Persians are meticulous self - groomers, yet human attention will maintains their coats -

    Some Persians need little maintenance with coat care when a Breeder breeds for a silky - free flowing coat

Additional facts of the Persian cats

*  Average life expectancy of 15 years or more - TinyPersians customers have testified cats living 18 to 24 years !
*  Persians often have a longer lower jaw (mandible) than they do an upper jaw (maxilla) 
   This condition is called prognathism, considered
acceptable in the standard for the Persian breed 
*   Males have an increased risk of cryptorchidism, meaning that only one testicle descends normally 
*   The breed is predisposed to hereditary polycystic kidney disease and to development of calcium oxalate uroliths (kidney or bladder stones)  . . .  reputable breeders test for PKD which is a genetic disorder and having Persian cat breeders with a negative PKD test results - Choose a breeder that has done this with their breeders - 

 Parents do not have PKD, neither do the offspring