Persian adult standing in black and white


Despite their charming, musical voices, Persians prefer to communicate with their owners using their intelligent expressions.

About the Persian

The Persian has a sweet, gentle nature and is quiet and easy to live with. They are happy to be combed and petted by children, but are unlikely to join in boisterous games with them.

Persians are creatures of habit and prefer calm atmospheres and gentle handling. They like the security of being on the ground and don’t often climb. They eagerly play with toys, but are equally happy to lie quietly in a favourite spot.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from World Cat Congress (WCC)

Breed specifics

Long coat
Size category
Avg life expectancy
12–17 years

Quiet / Calm / Sociable / Affectionate

Key facts

  • Best suited to quiet homes
  • Needs a lot of grooming
  • Best suited to indoor life