I want a Persian Cat, what do I need to know

Persian - hairy cat
Persian - hairy cat

Important features …

The Persian cat is for many, the synonym of luxury cat, the highest representative of noble races. His calm bearing, his majestic fur and his funny flat snout, changed him in the king of the exhibitions. The Persian will be the ideal cat as long as daily brushing is assumed as a daily routine.

Type: medium size, solid
Head: round, solid, bombed, small and rounded ears with tufts of hair; wide in the snout area, short and wide nose
Eyes: large, round, expressive; color according to the variety
Body: solid, muscular, short legs, wide and deep chest
Tail: short, with dense fur
Fur: ​​silky, soft, long, dense
Colors: unicolored coatings (black, blue, cream, chocolate, lilac, red); White; turtle smoking; bicolor, harlequin, go; tabby; silver and gold; color point

Origin

 Persian - cat -baby
Persian – cat -baby

Everything points to the first examples arrived in England around 1800 from Turkey and ancient Persia (Iran).

Behavior

Persian cat - Sleep
Persian cat

The Persian cat has a calm and sociable character, of easy coexistence, accepts very well another companion of the same species.

Appearance

The Persian - Hairy cat
Hairy cat

Persian The Persian is perfectly recognizable because of its long coat and flat face (due to its gill-shaped morphology).
In general it is about medium-sized animals, with rounded head and ears, short and wide nose, round eyes. Long, dense and silky fur with a great variety of shades; white, black, smoke, bicolor, etc.

Specific care

The Persian cat demands constant and meticulous care of its fur. As with all long-haired cats, they will not need to clean their hair, they will need our help. To avoid knots and tangles and keep it in perfect condition, it is necessary to brush them daily and bathe them safely as carelessness can cause health and hygiene problems.

Persian description

The general impression that the Persian cat gives us is that of an animal of medium to large size, of robust and solid body, and with a very long fur.

His facial expression should show us his aristocratic attitude and majestic nature. More than in the case of any other race, the face of the Persian is very variable. It can range between the more traditional and the extremely flattened type. The latter are called Peke-face in the United States. and ultra-Persians in the United Kingdom.

Persian Head.
Round, solid, domed. Implanted on a short and strong neck. Wide and round skull. The forehead is rounded and the cheekbones are strong and prominent. Short and wide snout, wide and powerful jaws. Chin strong, full, well developed. The nose should be short and wide with a marked stop between the two eyes.

Eyes.
Large, round, wide open, separated. The color, intense and bright, is in line with that of the fur.

Ears.
Small and rounded at the tip. Not excessively open at the base. They should be far apart and with low insertion in the head. They should possess tufts of hair that grow from the inside out.

Neck.
Short, strong, muscular.

Body.
Medium to large, cobby (solid), strong and compact. Wide and deep chest, solid shoulders and back. Short abdomen Short and solid Osamenta. Firm and well developed muscles.

Extremities.
Short, strong and straight. Strong Osamenta, well developed musculature. Round and wide feet, with long strands of hair between the toes.

Tail.
Short, proportionate to the body. Well covered with very long hairs, which form plume. It gets pretty low.

Fur.
Layer of great finesse, with long hair and fluff. Dense, silky and long coat throughout the body (average length of 10 cm, and up to 20 cm in the cap), not woolly. A good border of hair should cover the shoulders and extend to the chest, between the front legs.

Among all the characteristics of the Persian cat, the one that most seduces is, without any doubt, its beautiful mantle, both for its extreme softness and for the nearly 100 varieties of color that we can find.

By AnimalWised

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