Types of Persian Cats – With Basic Characteristics.


According to the list of cat lovers around the world, in the year 2021, Persian cats are on #01. These Persian cats will get your love as long as those calculations do not change for a long time. Are you a Persian owner? Or are you hoping for this Persian breed? If so, one of the main things you should pay attention to is the Persian varieties.

You are probably aware of several types of this breed from different sources. But if you do not know the exact classification, you are sure to understand it now.

Basic facts about Persian cats.

There is a lot of information about the distribution of this breed when talking about the history of Persian cats. They are not related to each other and therefore it is difficult to say for sure about the Persian origin. (For more information on Persian origins: History of Persian)

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This breed has a long fur coat that requires luxury maintenance. A round face, short ears, long fur coat, and tail are loved by many. One of the most important things to note about these is the environment that the Persian need. If you want to adopt a pet Persian, the environment in your home should be calm. But this fact does not calm the situation if you have small children in your home. For that reason, it is normal to have problems with your mind. But did you know that this type of cat can get used to a turbulent environment?

Here is another important point to note. These cats generally like to be quiet. But Persian cats have a very sweet voice. 

There is something special I learned when I spoke with the experience of their owners. This means that if the Persian fur coat is not properly maintained, it can cause many health problems. Therefore, there should be a maintenance process such as brushing the entire fur coat thoroughly daily, taking a shower a few days a week. Their owners say that this Persian species is somewhat reluctant to bathe. Therefore, it is best to practice bathing at a young age.

Classification of Persian cats.

It is difficult to talk about all the breeds when it comes to classifying these Persian cats. That’s because there are so many types it’s hard to say. So for your knowledge, I think it is appropriate to talk here about some of the frequently encountered Persian varieties.


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Persian breeds around the world are cross-breeding with different breeds of cats, creating new breeds. So basically here we look at 08 types.

  • Himalayan.

In classifying Persian cats, many people focus on the Himalayan Persian species. This breed is bred by crossing the Siamese cat and the Persian breed.

This category comes in a variety of colors and includes about 19 colors. (Chocolate, Red, Seal, Lilac, Blue Cream, Red Lynx, Official Lynx, etc.) These colored Himalayas extend around the cat’s face, feet, and so on. Whichever of these colors the face and feet are colored, the body is primarily white or fawn.

This cat species generally prefer to be calm, but the Siamese genes add to the playfulness. 

  • Doll Face.

Dollface Persian often resembles Persian cats in ancient royal paintings. That is why some people also call this type traditional Persian. Many people believe this to be of Persian origin because it has basic Persian characteristics.


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The nose is slightly longer, making it easier to breathe than other Persians. Furthermore, this breed has relatively few health problems.

It has a fairly long fur coat so it needs high maintenance. Owners say that these dollface Persian different colors and Persian maintenance should be done with a schedule.

  • Chinchilla.

Chinchillas are more aggressive than other cats. Their eyes, nose, and mouth are black. There is also a fur coat with thick bushes. The most common are green and blue-eyed chinchillas.

Although there are many different colored cats, the most common is the silvery-white chinchillas.

In terms of health, Chinchilla Persians are more likely to get sick than other Persians. Kidney disease and heart attack can occur. Also, the shape of the face and the stuffy nose can cause difficulty breathing.

  • Exotic Shorthair.

The specialty of exotic shorthair type is that they do not like to be alone. Shows active traits by playing regularly. This type is also known as short hair. Exotic shorthair Shorthair cats generally show the same characteristics as Persian cats. They always like to be beautiful.

Unfortunately, the shape of the face and nose of these pets can also cause difficulty breathing. The size of the face is relatively large.

  • Bicolor.

These bicolor Persians are somewhat difficult to distinguish from other cats. But a special feature of this type is that the base color is white and embellished by mixing two other colors.


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  • Tabby.

Toby Persian cats play relative to others. They look like wild cats because of their appearance. That is why they are so famous.

Also, these cat members are further classified as classic, mackerel, and patch.

  • Particolor.

These cats are darker in color than the Tabby Persians. They are also known as the Turtle Persian. This type of fur mark is similar to the stripes found on tabby cats.


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  • Teacup.

This breed is especially popular among cat lovers. And the main goal of Persian breeders is to breed these teacup Persian as small as possible.

Also, these teacup Persian are more prone to health problems than other Persian cats. The reason is the small body. It also has a big effect on making it difficult to breathe due to this small body.

This breed is more expensive than other breeds. For these reasons, it is important to think twice before choosing a teacup Persian as a pet


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Persian cats are one of the main breeds. They are classified into different types according to their appearance and variety of fur.

Also, if you are interested in adopting a Persian cat, the first thing to look for is the breeder’s information. If that information is clear, you should look for information on a second-choice Persian breed.

I hope the above information about Persian cats has increased your knowledge on these matters. Based on this information you can decide which pet to choose for your Persian cat.

For more Information About Persian: About Persian

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