Persian kittens are a long-haired breed of cat that was first discovered in the Middle East in the 1600s. They were officially recognized as a breed by the Cat Fanciers Association in 1914. Persians are the most popular pedigree cat breed in the United States, as of 2015.
Persian cats are characterized by their long, luxurious coats, round eyes and flat faces.
Persians come in a variety of patterns and colors. They are not as independent as other cat breeds and enjoy the companionship of family members and other pets. Persians are quiet and docile and are known for their playful and affectionate dispositions.
Persian cats require a lot of grooming to keep their long, dense fur free from mats and hairballs. They require regular bathing and brushing. Their eyes also need to be cleaned to prevent tear staining.