Persian Face Getting a Persian is a big decision! Questions you may be asking yourself: Is this breed a good fit for me? What color would I want? Show quality or pet quality? Should I buy from a breeder or would I rather rescue a Persian in need of a home? The "I Want a Persian" section features resources to help you begin your journey...

I Want a Persian

Is a Persian Right for You?


Persian Qualities
There are many different breeds out there all with different personalities. And it's important that the personality of the cat complements that of the owner. Persians tend to be serene and laid-back. They are definitely beautiful cats, but their coats require a good bit of maintenance. Persians are commonly described as being quiet, dignified, and not too vocal. If these traits sound good, then a Persian is the cat for you.

Grooming Reality Check

Choosing a Persian

Welcome Mat

Buy vs. Rescue
There are a few things you should decide before you start shopping around. Decide on the colors or patterns that you like most. Also, you need to know ahead of time whether you plan on showing your Persian. If you don't plan on showing, then you probably want a "pet-quality" cat. You should decide whether or not the age and sex of the cat matters, too.

Breeders, Papers, & Shots (Oh My!)

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Breeders 101
It is very important to do some homework before deciding on a breeder. If possible, you should visit the cattery to see first hand the enviroment in which the cats are being raised. You will want to observe whether the cats are kept in the home or in cages. Find out how long he/she has been breeding Persians and if you can meet the kitten's mother and father. Do not be afraid to ask the breeder lots of questions - they should have plenty of questions for you, too.

Picking the Perfect Persian Cat

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The exotic and majestic appearance of the Persian cat captures the attention of cat lovers everywhere, making it one of the most desirable breeds of cats today. Their dense and lush long-haired coat, short legs and broad head with round eyes and flat muzzle faces are distinct physical traits that make them easily identifiable to just about everyone.

According to the Cat Fanciers' Association, there are seven main categories of Persians. You can visit their web site for specific information on each group and view pictures.

Where Can I Find A Purebred Cat?

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For some of us, a common-or-garden Tom cat is not enough. We want quality feline company with a pedigree and the only way to guarantee that a cat is a purebreed is to contact one of the national cat associations or similar organisations in other countries.