The Persian cat: lazy royalty
The Persian cat is a sedentary, lazy, affectionate and very sociable animal. The characteristics of his long hair, which almost seems to dress him like a prince, give him a regal and charming look. In short, it is the ideal pet. In your homes he will move like a star, but will always have the meek character of a tender friend.
The Persian cat is a sedentary, lazy, affectionate and very sociable animal. The characteristics of his long hair, which almost seem to dress him like a prince, give him a regal and charming look. In short, it is the ideal pet. In your homes he will move like a star, but will always have the meek character of a tender friend.
Persian cat: a bit of history
As the name itself implies, it seems that Persian cats originate from Asia Minor, more or less from parts of ancient Persia (now Iran).
The first documented event that indicates the existence of this race dates back to 1620, when a certain Pietro della Valle brought the first examples of Persian cats to Italy. Around the same time, Nicholas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc imported very similar cats found in Turkey to France.
The success of the Persian cat in Europe, however, occurred in 1871, on the occasion of the first major cat show held at the Crystal Palace in London. During the demonstration, the Persians were very successful and since then the breeding projects began.
The Victorian era loved it, so much that even Queen Victoria herself cuddled two blue Persians in her home in Buckingham Palace.
Characteristics of the Persian cat
Persians have a lot of fur already as puppies. As they grow up, they then develop that long, soft coat that we all know and that distinguishes the breed.
The color of the coat can vary in about two hundred color combinations. The Fédération internationale féline (Fife) recognizes three different groups of Persians, identified by color distribution: the two-colored Persian has two thirds of solid color (solid color) and one third of white; the harlequin Persian has five sixths of a white coat and a sixth of colored; the Persian van has patches of color only on the head and tail.
Males are much larger than females: while the males can reach 7 kilos in weight, females are around 3.5 kilos.
A docile and affectionate character, suitable for company
As we have already said, the Persian cat has a peaceful, docile, affectionate and suitable for company character. You will see him wandering around the house phlegmatically, when he is not too busy sleeping or lounging on the sofa at home. It goes without saying that this type of cat doesn’t need a lot of space to be happy.
How much does a Persian cat cost
Today, the Persian cat is one of the most popular races in the world, thanks to its docile nature and regal beauty. It is also considered one of the most prized races, both for its domestic adaptability and for its noble appearance, although the quality that makes it stand out on all is certainly the flowing coat. For these reasons, a Persian puppy can cost between 500 and 3,000 euros.