Persian

HISTORY:

There were no long-haired cats in Europe before 1500. The Persian is descended from the Angora, but it is considered a modern breed since selective breeding began only in 1871.The first Persian was taken to Italy by the explorer Pietro della Valle, who was very fond of this long-haired cat.

A century later the breed was taken to France and England, where it was refined by cross-breeding with the Angora, giving it a silkier coat and more variety in colors. In Britain and Europe the Persian is simply known as the Longhair.Each color is considered a separate breed, but in America they are all known as Persians.

APPEARANCE:

Body Structure: The body of the Persian can be from 16-20 inches long, preferably on the long side.The tail should measure from 10-12 inches.All Persians must have a massive body with a strong, muscular build. The legs should be short and muscular, with large feet.

Eyes: The eyes are ample, round, shining and expressive.They should be well-defined in color, harmonizing with the dominant color of the coat.

Coat: The coat is abundant, thick and loose-fitting on the body. It should be denser on the neck and shoulders, where it forms a lionlike mane.

Color:Persians are separated into three divisions of colors: solid colors:black, white, blue, cream, reddish, with orange eyes; more than one color:with eye color varying with coat color; chinchilla; white ground with black flecks on the back, tail and head; black smoke; black-yellow and
black-yellow-white; various colors and patterns: from gray to brown, from blue to orange; tiger; and marbled.

CHARACTER:

The Persian is very calm and has a very strong desire for affection. It is very likable, sweet and gay. It has a very aristocratic bearing and rarely shows its claws.

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  • Alexandria
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Shop 1/138 Botany Rd
Alexandria NSW 2017
Australia
Phone: (02) 9698 4120
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Email: Alexandria@amsvet.com.au

815 Pittwater Rd
Dee Why NSW 2099
Australia
Phone: (02) 9972 2044
Fax: (02) 9982 2307
Email: Deewhy@amsvet.com.au

70 Gardeners Rd
Kingsford NSW 2032
Australia
Phone: (02) 9662 6703
Fax: Fax: (02) 9662 8829
Email: Kingsford@amsvet.com.au

402 Illawarra Road
Marrickville NSW 2204
Australia
Phone: (02) 9558 2500
Fax: (02) 9559 3410
Email: Marrickville@amsvet.com.au

  • Alexandria
  • Dee Why
  • Kingsford
  • Marrickville

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