Pictures of Persian Cats

Persian Cat

Pictures of Persian Cats – Evangeline – photo: ©copyright Helmi Flick – please respect copyright.

“Hello, how are you? I’m a show cat by profession..I used to be a school Ma’am, you know”

Introduction

Well, Persian Cats are big cats so I thought that I’d start the page with a big photograph. But please respect Helmi Flick’s copyright.

This page is, as the title suggests, about pictures of Persians. This page is quite tall (or long) so scroll down please for some of the best pictures on the Internet. There’s a slide show as well.

Persian Cat

Pictures of Persian Cats – Photo of Shakira ©copyright Helmi Flick “Eh, watch my tail, it’s the best in the show….”

Modern Persian cat

I LOVE ULTRA HIMALAYAN & PERSIAN.This is TRIONA’S Alan..”Persian are the sweetest animal on world! My Persian’s voice sounds like singing bird and is very calm…” —- Triona, Bytom, POLSKA..

The Persian Cat – Origins

Perhaps the first thing to note is that most of the pictures on this page are of “ultra” or extreme Persians. You can read about the transition from Doll Face Persian to Ultra Persian by clicking on this link (opens in a new window). This link takes you to the history (opens in a new window) of the breeding programme over the past 40 years or so..

..and this is an interesting new page at May 2012 – a comparison between a 1901 Persian in the UK and a 2009 Persian in the USA.

This highly developed Persian cat is now considered the Persian Cat by the cat fancy, except by people involved in the traditional cat. The first link above presents the results of a poll conducted on this site showing that a majority of people seem to prefer the Traditional or Doll Face Persian cat (this link opens in a new window and is an article written in memory of Yeri a superb, white Traditional Persian Cat). By clicking on the link, you can also see a fantastic Orange Persian cat.

I have revisited my pet subject and built another page on the Traditional Doll Face Persian cat which incorporates a fantastic large format slide show of all the pictures of Persian cats that I have (including the ones here, but lots more) and a discussion on whether the breed standards of the major cat associations allow, at least theoretically, judges to let a traditional Persian cat win a competition.

Persian Cat

Pictures of Persian Cats – Photo of Max sitting ©copyright Helmi Flick. Please respect copyright. Helmi Flick is a professional photographer.

Health

We know there are health issues in breeding to an extreme level. The obvious problem is tear duct overflow due to the altered channeling of the tear ducts in breeding a flat face. This caused the tears to overflow down the face causing staining, which requires repeated cleaning. Read more on health by clicking here (opens in a new window).

Persian cats

Pictures of Persian Cats – Photo of Nugget (standing) and Chelsea (reclining): ©copyright Helmi Flick

Care

A certain degree of specialist care is required in looking after cat as shown on this page. Perhaps that is obvious. I have written an article, briefly discussing the care requirements (opens in a new window). You can see more pictures and another slide show as well.

Below is a slide show of a cat who lives with Dani Rozeboom, the owner of Cattery Yeri Shaes (see link below) who is also a talented photographer. As you can see Faelyn is a Traditional Persian

Persian cats

Pictures of Persian Cats – Fuzie Faniez Faelyn
“Faelyn” Female Blue Cream Traditional Persian / Doll Face
Photographs © Dani Rozeboom

As the classic modern Persian has very long fur (I think you can see the difference in fur length between the Traditional Persian above and the extreme Persians in these pictures of Persian cats. This, as expected, takes some care (new window).

Persian Cat

Pictures of Persian Cats – Photo of Tyler ©copyright Helmi Flick

Click on the above link to see a list of rescue groups and notes on the subject. A carefully prepared list designed to simplify the search for a rescued Persian cat in the USA, World and in the UK (this is a separate list)

Breeders

Update April 2010: Persian Breeders in Ohio

Top 3 listed catteries in Google search (plus a special cattery)  – 2008 – things change. I’ll update this in due course.

Ultra:

  • Rocky Mountain Persians – Located in Loveland, Colorado, USA. This is a really good website (one of the best cattery websites that I have seen) and it is listed high on a Google search, which is unusual for a non-directory site. All good indications I believe.
  • Pelaqita Persians – Located Pleasantville, OH, USA. Quality site – good indicator.

Doll Face:

  • Boutique Kittens – Located Colorado, USA.  Breed Himalayans, Napoleon (dwarf cat – Munchkin, Persian Group hybrid), Munchkins (founding dwarf cat) and Ragpapers (all links open in a new window).
  • Cattery Yeri Shaes – mentioned above. Located in the Netherlands. Run by Dani Rozeboom. Superb cats.
  • Tremarie Persians – Located in Cornwall, South West England, UK. Hobby cattery. – Link broken at 8th July 2011.
Persian Kitten

Photo of Idol pretending to be a Prairie Dog: ©copyright Helmi Flick

Pictures of Persian Cats – Some Notes

BREED STANDARD: What do breeders follow and can the Traditional Doll Face Persian cat win in competition?

See an illustrated CFA Persian cat breed standard. I am critical of the standard.

MOST EXPENSIVE: The best lineage makes for the most expensive. It seems that “cameos” (shell and shaded – see CFA definition of this color) are one of the rarest colors with white and black.

GIVING UP: Having bought a Persian cat some people give him/her up to a shelter because of UTIs (Urinary Tract Infections – vets bills I guess), coat maintenance and breathing problems (for the Ultra Persian)

RE-HOMING: In 2006 there were almost 900 Persian cats waiting to be adopted on Petfinder.com. Go to Persian cat rescue UK.

GOING TO THE TOILET:An experienced rescue center manager in the UK says that one in three Persians messes in inappropriate places in the home. This is the most common behavioral problem in Persian cats for this shelter. Persian cats are especially sensitive and nervous. When they are upset they will very often develop a problem of inappropriate urination or defecation and will go anywhere in the home. See Cat behavior.

This can lead to the cat being taken to a shelter and sometimes being put to sleep. Yes, hard to believe. Sometimes (and perhaps understandably) the owner becomes frustrated and frightens the cat more exacerbating the problem. The answer is to de-stress your cat. Persians like company and a gentle environment. Your vet may have ideas on de-stressing and I have heard of using human rescue remedy in small doses but check with your vet first.

This rescue center manager recommends a product called “Training Pads”. These are absorbent pads that have an attractant. Your Persian will go to the pad when the urge comes and their use can encourage your Persian to use the litter tray. They are available in the UK and US.

HYPO-ALLERGENIC: Himalayans (Himmies), which are a Persian with color points are not hypo-allergenic as some believe. And this includes white Himmies. Apparently Siberians and Russian/British Blue are less prone to cause allergic reactions.

PERSIAN SHEDDING FUR A LOT: This could be normal; for example, molting in a hotter climate or due to diet. Brushing and combing will help to reduce the amount of loose hair. If the problem is severe and continuous see a vet, obviously. Persians do produce a lot of fur normally as they have a lot to shed.

EYE GOOoooo: This is more prevalent in Persian cats due selectively breeding the facial appearance (ultra face). You can tell by the quantity and demeanor of the cat if is a medical problem or just happening normally (Persian cat health problems). If it is normal, deal with it normally by for example wiping it off daily (regular cleaning is important).You might also consider commercially available wipes from a pet products supplier (Petsmart). The wipes would appear to also help remove the tear staining due to tear overflow (excessive tear flow and poorer drainage due to skull shape).

Here’s a place where we can share our Persian experiences and thoughts.

We’d love to see your Persian cat. And we’d love to hear your thoughts.

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What Other Visitors Have Said

Click below to see contributions from other visitors to this page…

Persian Cat for sale — Mumbai  I am fascinated with the sale of Persian cats in Mumbai, India. It is probably because it is an unknown market for people in the west (primarily America …

The Persian Cat Coat Is Too Long  The Persian cat coat is too long. Is that correct? I am writing about the modern Persian cat, the cat with the flat face and exceptionally long fur that …

Flat Faced Persian Requires Extra Healthcare  About a year ago I posted some pics of my 3-4 month old Persian kitten, Magpie . Here are some current shots now that she’s 15-16 months. As I mentioned …

My Persian Cat Is Stubborn  Sometimes my Persian cat is stubborn and keeps running always from me.. for the reason that she wants to go outside of the house… what should I do? Marck

My Kitty Biscuit  I Just adopted a beautiful adult Persian cat 3 days ago. He was at a shelter in Salt Lake City and I fell in love with his adorable flat face. He is …

“Matata” the Fearless – Part 2  A photograph of my traditional persian cat matata leaping onto the kitchen table from the window ledge. On seeing me approach him with the camera he instantly …

My Sweet Julieta  Hello! My name is Helga, and I’m from Portugal. I love Persian cats and I have one cream lynx point female. She is very sweet and she is 10 months old….

Feline herpes running rapid in catteries across U.S.??  Recently I bought two Persian kittens….Immediately I noticed the chronic tearing and asked the breeder about it. She let me go to vet after vet,…

Persian Cat Turned Grey Through Stress?  I agreed to take over a Persian of 9 months old. The owner had 2 Persians who didn’t get on so the youngest had been living in the bedroom for 3 months,…

Here’s my 3-4 month old ultra Persian  Here’s my 3-4 month old ultra Persian. Her nose is a bit long, her eyes a bit small and she has a slight occlusion (misalignment of jaws) therefore …

One Neglected Persian Rescued!  I’m sitting here both furious and jealous. The jealous part is easy to understand — the Persians in the photos are absolutely gorgeous. I wish I had …

Queen cat “Matahari” loves playing Hide and Seek  Below is a candid video of my feline “Matahari” hiding in my drawer, immune to it being opened and closed. She loves entering open drawers and cramped …

TABBIE Our Persian Kitten with “M” Marking  “Tabbie” is our 2 1/2 months old Persian kitten. Just want to share his picture with the other cat lovers. Hi Dolet… Despite the fact that your …

Matata and his Russian Roulette Cat Walks Part 2  After months “Matata” again enacted his famous cat-walk on my kitchen window ledge. as usual I happened to be at the, “right place at the right time”.

Smokey The Persian Cat Who Loved Me  When I was like two I had a beautiful Persian cat. His name was Smokey and I called him ‘mokey’ as I could not pronounce the ‘s’. My mother has told …

Hermione & Jäger  These are my two Persian cats, Hermione and Jäger…Hermione is 8 years old and was adopted from the S.P.C.A, and Jäger is 4 months old and came from …

TAIL OF 2 RESCUES  Hello…I found my sweet Chinchilla Persian on Petfinders. She was delivered via a dog rescue truck. In the private room: Of course! And although she …

Few Sellers of Good Quality Persian Cats In India  There are few people who sell good quality of Persian cats. One I know is Mr Dhawan from Delhi as my friend got one from him and second Mrs.Singh from …

Max  This is Max, my silver tabby Persian that I lost a week ago. He was only 15 years old, and I believe was grieving from the loss of his 23 year old …

Cachemire Du Taj Mahal  Best pet I ever had. He actually comes when I call him, or he will tap me with his paw when he wants me to pet him. I bought him from a breeder, very …

CH R-C COSMIC “COWBOY” OF LAPEYROUSE  Cowboy is a CFA Champion and a TICA Supreme Grand Champion, as well as having Regional and International TICA titles.  Debbie Lapeyrouse  [Hi …

Burton’s Persians  CFA and TICA registered Persian and Himalayan kittens. Several gorgeous babies available!  Lovable and playful. Kittens will have their first shots …

Time To Renew The Persian Cat  This is a short post about the Persian cat. I am in a big rush, about to go to the USA. The Persian is (or was) the most registered cat with the Cat …

LAPEYROUSE HIMALAYANS & PERSIANS  “Bred for Quality…Owned with Pride!” Beautiful HIMALAYANS & PERSIANS lovingly bred from prestigious show pedigrees. We are CFA & TICA REGISTERED CATTERY….

Persian Cat Breeders In Ohio  A reasonable number of people search for Persian cat breeders in Ohio. I find it can be a bit difficult to quickly lay your hands on this sort of information …

Bokaos (Bebo)  Hello everyone! Meet my baby. He has come all the way from France to Dubai. He is a ball of snow. I just love him sooooooooooo much. Jaxeena  [Hi …

My Beautiful Persian  I had a beautiful gray male Persian named Jimmy. He was very anti-social. He didn’t like to be held or touched unless he came up to you. He was also dependent …

Is Cat Inbreeding Always Successsful?  Please refer to the video ( see it on YouTube ) which shows Queen cat Matahari absolutely in heat at 2 years 8 months of age while her 11 month kitten..

Persian Cat History  Persian cat history is interesting because this is a very particular looking cat breed (very rounded, small ears with very long hair) and the history is …

Studying Traditional Persian Cats And Getting Confused!  Persian cat Matahari is 2 1/2 years old and is pictured with her 10 month old kitten Matata. Matahari was mated to a normal white coloured Traditional …

Portrait of Traditional Persian Cat Matahari  This is a photograph that I took on Tuesday (23-9-2008) when “Matahari” was approximately one year and 3 months of age. This photograph was a lucky chance …

Trixie My Baby  Trixie’s the first cat I’ve actually owned (or rather am owned by) but I’ve a lot of experience with her mom Nino who lives with my aunt. We were expecting …

Black Angel Persian Kitten  Black Angel is my first pedigree kitten. I imported him from France to Dubai. I cannot tell you guys how much I love him. His coat is so soft like silk….

Mumbai Traditional Persian Cat  Kitten Matata at 7 1/2 months of age resembles more of a toy-breed dog rather than a traditional Persian cat (doll faced). He follows us around the house,…

Queen Doll Faced Persian Cat Matahari and her Kitten Matata (Cat Genetics)  A photograph for comparisons between “Traditional Persian Cats(Doll Faced)” of the same “Genetic Line” is reproduced for “Cat Fanciers” interested in “Cat …

Gizmo & Lola  Having had cats all my life, I never thought i would ever own a Persian, and now I have Two! I am so lucky that I have these special kitties. Brother …

COPY CAT MATATA PATHOLOGICALLY SUICIDAL  “Copycat Matata” is mimicking all the habits and mannerisms of his mother Matahari, the good along with the bad. The good is that he is now totally “toilet …

Tiara My Persian Kitten  This is Tia, 5 month old white fluffy kitten.. very loving and can be very stubborn and revengeful at times, but forgives easily when showered with few …

19 Years of Persian Cat Experience  Number One: There is no such breed as a “traditional” or “doll faced” Persian. They are all the SAME breed, & these fancy names are simply names given …

Doll Faced Persian kitten “Matata” at 5 Months of age.  Matata the kitten of queen cat Matahari completed 5 months on 29/8/2009 and has developed into a gluttonous cute kitten. He has light “Stripped Markings”…

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Persian cat for sale contact 09666475424  for sale persian cat full punch face… sanjay radha krishna  Note from Admin : I am leaving this very short submission in and adding this …

Ultra-faced Persians Life is Torture  I have inherited my grandmother’s ultra-faced Persian… Her name’s Nina, she’s an incredibly sweet cat and unfortunately also quite ill:(
She’s PKD-…

CONFIRMED Doll-Faced Kitten Matata is a Male Kitten.  I initially mistook “matata” to be a female as i am not familiar with kittens unlike dogs which i bred previously and are easy to sex at birth. Doll-Faced …

Panbeh – My Persian Cat   My Boy ;)

Queen cat Matahari and her kitten Matata  Two year old doll-faced Persian Queen cat Matahari and her 73 days old kitten “Matata” at home in Mumbai. There has been a tremendous change in the physiology …

Doll faced Queen cat Matahari at kitten age 8 months old  Photograph of doll-faced white Persian cat Matahari at 8 months old in February 2008.I had purchased her from Mumbai’s famous “Crawford market” at a cost …

Doll Faced Persian Kittens  I have bred “Doll Faced persian kittens” by mating my 1 year 8 months old white persian cat “Matahari” with the local pet shop stud cat, also a white doll …

Twin Persian Cats  Trevor and Tory are identical twins. It is almost impossible to tell them apart. Sally Cowan  Hi Sally : It would be great if you tell us a …

“Meet at the cat bench at 2″  Pure luck. All the cats were sitting on my bench, I ran and got my camera and you see the result….. Hi Sally : Great picture. I like the fact that the …

Bi-colored Persians  These two boys have the same mom and dad but were born 10 months apart. But they knew immediately they were brothers. Hi Sally Thanks for sharing….

Persian Cat Inbreeding is on Prime Time News  9th April 2009 – Some 20 minutes ago I was watching prime time news in the UK on Channel 5. I was surprised to see that Persian cat inbreeding is on …

My Baby   This is my baby. his name is Sparky. He is 1 year old and very shaggy and I love him. We don’t know what kind he is but we think he Persian.  Hi Rae …

Siamese Cat Inside The Carpet  Hey, my cat used to go and sleep in our carpet. Admin : Hi, Fasseh, It is great to receive a contribution from Pakistan. I have been to Pakistan in …

my gorgeous bubbadoo x  bubbadoo is my 4 month old black persian kitten he’s not flat faced but not doll faced either he’s in between haha i love him so much i just wish he’d …

Flat Faced Persian Cat  The flat faced Persian cat should follow the way of the Pekingese dog. Flat faces without a muzzle on Pekingese dogs are no longer acceptable in the …

CAT MATATA THE FEARLESS  Candid and not a “SET PHOTOGRAPH” of cat Matata on his “Suicidal Prowls” outside the Kitchen window in Vaibhav Apts (Mumbai). A slip could mean a fall

Sterling Cat  The sterling cat must have been named after its silvery appearance (“sterling silver”). The coat colour is impressively luxurious. It is described by …

LAPEYROUSE HIMALAYANS & PERSIANS  Above are photographs of two Male Blue Point Himalayan Kittens born 6/29/10. They were sired by…CH, RW/TICA SGG, RW R-C Cosmic Cowboy  CFA CHAMPION

My Munchkin :)  She is my baby!!… Very playful and big time attention seeker.lol. Love her!! Hi Farheen.. welcome from England to Dubai. It is great to hear …

From Doll Faced Persian to Albino Persian Leopard Cat  Doll Faced Persian cat “Matahari” who was a picturesque kitten model has strangely and bizarrely evolved into a Turkish Angora type feline at age 2 and …

Queen Doll-Faced Persian Cat Matahari   A photo of cat Matahari post delivery of her 6 kittens on Sunday(29/1/2009). Previously i had posted a photo of her as a 8 month old kitten taken on 29-…

Senior rescue Persians  I have a heart for senior persians that need to be rescued. Sometimes I am lucky and they live more than 5 years. Sometimes only a short time. The love …

My Sweety Cat  My Persian cat is so lovely and nice that i can’t tell you.I love her so much.I play with her all the time. Her skin color is grey. Her name is Missy. Admin …

White Persian Kittens  Here are a series of probably the best pictures on the internet of white Persian kittens . Above, heading the page we have Tinkerbelle and Peter Pan. Yep,…

Cat Party  Here is my Persian cat =)The pictures on this site are cool. Admin: This is a really cool picture of a cool cat too! Yes, the Persians on this site …

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Pictures of Persian Cats — 4 Comments

  1. I wish this beautiful felines could replace our barbaric regime in Iran,i wish but sorry the cats do not speak French neither, i am so sorry.

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