Persian Cat

The body of the Persians is medium-sized and strong. The legs are short and burly, the chest is wide, the shoulders and the back are straight. The tail is bushy, not tapering, well proportioned to the rest of the body and fits perfectly to the squat appearance. The Persians wear a very long coat of hair with dense underwear. The colors of the furs are so numerous (in addition, there are also a variety of sub-colors and intermediate colors) that lay people often find it difficult to name the exact color. The ears, nose, chin, and cheeks are round, like the whole head, the eyes large, round and not close together. The eye color is dark orange to copper color - except for colorpoint and white Persian (blue) as well as shaded and chinchilla (green).

Nature and Character
The plush cat image is deceiving, because behind the soft abundance of long hair and the rounded body forms conceals a quite will-strong, intelligent character, which mostly reaches what cat wants - and which Perser is occasionally also designed as a stubborn dick head. A Persian is far more than a cuddling family cat. It is not a whirlwind, but the phlegmatic cliché does not. She is simply friendly and trusting - and shows her feelings only to those who belong to her closest circle of friends. Stranger does not like her so much.

Posture and Care
The Persian is a very cozy and calm cat and therefore best suited for housing. She does not need an open-air to be happy, but a cuddly place to sleep and lots of strokes. A balanced and varied diet ensures a long and healthy life for the Persians as well as for all cats. The long coat of the Persians is elaborate and sophisticated in the care. It has to be combed almost every day so it does not melt. In some Persians with extremely short noses, the eyes often tear strongly, so that these also need to be cleaned daily with a damp cloth.

Disease Susceptibility
The Persian cat, which was bred in the 20th century as a fashion cat, had to deal with many health problems. Especially under the ever-shorter nose, the animals suffered. The extremely flat-nosed, so-called "peke faced" peers were tormented with breathing, watery eyes, and difficulty eating. Today, certain conscientious breeders return to the classical, original form of the Persians with reasonably long noses and long-stretched bodies so that healthy and happy Persians can emerge.

Origin and History
The history of the Persians is long. Their ancestors probably originate not from Persia, but from the Turkish region, at least in any case from Asia Minor. Based on the Turkish capital Ankara, they were known as Angora cats (not to be confused with the Turkish Angora) until 1876.

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