Ever been curious about which breed of cat is the most popular? The answer to this question is the Persian. Persians are one of the oldest of the cat breeds. They were smuggled out of Persia by European explorers in the 17th century and exported into the United States in the 19th century.
These popular kitties are quite exquisite, with luxurious, long, gorgeous coats; the longest coat of any breed of cat. They come in a variety of colors including solids, silver and golden, and shaded or smoke colors. With their short, solid legs, and sedate nature, they tend to be content to lay on a soft chair or couch, earning them the nickname of lounge lizard, among others. They have a docile nature and prefer a calm atmosphere, but fit in with a more active household, too.
The Persian’s flat face and nose makes it prone to breathing difficulties and teary eyes that need to be cleaned daily. Some Persian lines are susceptible to kidney issues, but healthy Persians live 15 years or more. Their ample coats require daily grooming to prevent matting and hairballs, but they are well worth the effort.
The Persians have a round face with a shortened muzzle. The Persian breed is recognized by the cat fancy since the late 19th century. The breed went on later to create flat faced Persians. The Persian breed is a very sweet breed and they tend to have a lot of social needs as they like to have a lot of attention from their favorite humans. The Persian breed is a very intelligent kitty, and they always have the sweetest expressions on their face, along with their big expressive beautiful eyes, and soft melodious voices. The history of the Persians is a little unclear, but this doesn’t stop them from being the most popular breed around.
Persians do much better as an indoor pet, due to their docile nature and long coat. These serene kitties are very affectionate and love to be petted, and when you do they will reward you with a comforting purr. These beauties are perfect for family pets and love to be around their people and other animals.