Persian

The dignified and docile Persian cat is known for being quiet and sweet.

Although Persians tend to be relaxed and easygoing, they also command an air of royalty. They may not be quick to hiss or scratch, but that doesn’t mean they won’t become annoyed when bothered by loud children or pets.

However, those who treat the Persian cat with the dignity and gentleness they deserve will be rewarded with an affectionate lap cat who enjoys a good petting, or even a brush through their hair. If you want a best friend who will return all your dedication and love in kind, the Persian may be the right feline for your family.

 

Vital Stats

Origin

Persia (known as Iran today)

Length

14 to 18 inches, not including tail

Weight

7 to 12 pounds

Life Span

10 to 15 years

Stuff For Persian Fans

Breed Characteristics

Affectionate with Family

3/5

Amount of Shedding

5/5

General Health

2/5

Potential for Playfulness

2/5

Tendency to Vocalize

3/5

Kid-Friendly

2/5

Friendly Toward Strangers

2/5

Easy to Groom

3/5

Pet Friendly

2/5