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Persian cats have been the most popular cat breed in America since 1871 (when the Cat Fanciers’ Association first started keeping records) and are named for their theorized country of origin. They are treasured for their affectionate, gentle personalities and easily recognized by their “pansy-like” faces. Their profuse, luxurious coats come in a multitude of colors which are classified into seven color divisions including “solid,” “shaded & smoke,” “tabby,” and “parti-color.”  Two general standard classifications exist for Persians, one which allows for a protruding muzzle, known as the “Traditional Persian” and the other which calls for their forehead, nose and chin in vertical alignment, referred to as "peke-faced" and is the standard adopted by the CFA.





Scientific Classification
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Mammalia
Order - Carnivora
Family - Felidae
Genus - Felis
Species - Felis Catus - Domestic Cat


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