All Assur O’Poil cat breeds – Persian
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. History and origins
The Persian is a relatively old breed of cat. Its origins begin with the introduction of its ancestors into Europe. A 17th-century Italian explorer brought back Angora Turkey from its voyage to Asia Minor. This long-dressed cat was admired by the bourgeoisie of European powers, because of its exoticism.
The first Persians were created in the 19th century by crossing angoras with European-type cats.
Over the selections, the Persian cat is more hairy and striking. Today there are more than 50 varieties of Persian in the world.
. Character and competencies
The Persian is a calm, calm animal, with a character. He likes to be respected and basked. However, there is still a cat that understands to have a caring master.
Talkatively, cooing is one of his hallmarks – he loves to communicate with you that way.
It is also a very pot-de-colle breed, which will not tolerate loneliness. Despite his “valuable” side, the Persian is deeply attached to his person, and forms a very close connection with him.
. Physical characteristics
● Average life expectancy: 13 to 15 years old
● Average height: 40 cm at the withers
● Average weight: 4 to 7 kilos.
A cat with long and curly hair, the Persian is recognizable by its round and huge head with prominent cheeks. These eyes are large, round and not very close to each other. The nose is small, short, almost bristly, and the canines close like scissors. Some Persians are more “typed” than others.
Its coat color range is wide from black to cream white, three silver and orange red.
. Health and care
The Persian cat needs a lot of care and maintenance. His long hairs need to be combed every day and his eyes cleaned with a special lotion regularly.
This breed is known to be, for sure, vulnerable and prone to health concerns.
You need to be vigilant about its diet, and ensure that it is properly hydrated at all times: its kidneys are fragile, and it is a breed that is more sensitive to renal and urinary pathologies.
He is very large by nature and short on his feet, and is prone to being overweight and can cause heart problems.