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Persian

Characteristics quick guide

  • Ease of Grooming

  • Amount of sheding

  • Affectionate

  • Vocal

  • Kid Friendly

  • Playfulness

​General statistics

Average age - 15 years +
Average weight - females 6 to 12lbs, males 12 lbs and above
Breed group - long haired
Number of colours - various
Known health issues - polycystic kidney disease, any active cat registered with the GCCF after 1/1/06 has to have mandatory testing for this as breeder attempt to eradicate it.

The Persian has a stunning thick silky coat but this will need grooming everday to prevent matts and knots. He will also need occassional baths and it is a good idea to start this as a kitten so the cat get used to it. The large eyes can attract dirt and should be wiped daily.

The Perisan likes to be nearer floor level so you are unlikely to find him climbing shelves. They prefer calm gentle handling and are laid back and sweet natured. They will 'talk' to their owns but do the majority of communication through there large expressive eyes.