Persians are the most popular cat breed according to the Cat Fancier's Association (CFA).
Persians are one of the most common long-haired cat breeds. They are one of the oldest breeds that were once imported by the Persians from Persia into Italy back in the 1500s. Then they travelled across Europe through Turkey, France, Britain, crossing the ocean, and finally made it all the way to North America in the late 1800s century.
Persians are an ideal candidates for cat shows because of their famously gentle, laid-back and docile temperament. They are highly adaptable to a new environement and often express love and affection to their companions.
Persians' body looks elegant and regal with their long, fluffy coat. Their legs are short in relation to their body size, which gives them a plushy, pudgy impression. Their most distinctive facial feature is their flat looking face and a small snub that is almost positioned on the same level in between the eyes.
Persians are excellent companions, but they require a lot of work on grooming. Their coat consists of both full outer-coat and full undercoat. Some Persians end up having their coat shaved off due to their owners' negligence for grooming which helps prevent their fur from getting matted.