18 May, 2016
Persian Cat Breed
The Persian cat is one of the worlds oldest known breed of cats. While the early history isn’t entirely known, it is generally accepted that the early cats came from Persia (now Iran) and Turkey. Italian traveller Pietro della Valle is credited with bringing the first Persian cats back to Europe, arriving in his homeland of Italy in 1620 with them.
By the early 1800’s the Persian had become a popular breed in Europe and the first Persian cats arrived in America in the late 1800’s. In the Harpers Weekly supplement dated January, 27, 1872 there is an picture of several cat exhibits from the London Crystal Palace show, including an Persian cats.
Persian Cat Information
Persian cats have a sweet and gentle nature. Typically they have a laid back personality. They are an affectionate breed and enjoy the company of their carers.
Persians are a quiet cat, easy going and generally get along with other pets and family members although boisterous children should be avoided.
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