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Persians are an old breed and are well known for their long, luxurious fur and their distinct, sweet expressions. They can experience a variety of health problems including breathing difficulty, eye conditions and excessive tearing. Persians have a flat face, round eyes and heads which also can be quite large. Persians come in a large variety of colours and patterns, including silver, golden, blue and Himalayan. They do require frequent grooming as their coat does shed regularly.
Life expectancy: 10-15 years
Originating country: Persia (Iran)
Temperament: Docile, affectionate
Interesting fact: They were extremely popular in England in the 19th Century. Queen Victoria owned two blue Persians.