Longhair Cats : Black Persian

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Persians are amongst the longest known pedigree of cats, thought to have originated in what is now Iran and Turkey (originally this area was called Persia). There are over 60 different colour variations of the Persian cat, and if you look through the Breed information category of this website we aim to look at the main ones. The Black Persian cat is thought to be one of the earliest breeds, their pedigree estimated as originating in the 1600’s. They are not very common now though, as cat fanciers are very fussy with what is considered acceptable to suit the “pedigree” status.

In order to be accepted as a true Black Persian pedigree the cat must have no white hairs and no “rustiness” or discolourations of the coat. The fur coat must be of a dark, thick black sheen and texture. It is believed the best way to ensure that your black persians coat remains lusterous is to keep your cat in a dry, cool environment away form direct sunlight. It seems that a Black Persian left in the sunshine and damp atmosphere will quickly show signs of “rusting” of the coat (discolouration) Black Persians are thought to be more playful than their White cousins.

Breed Information Panel

Coat – Thick, lustrous, full frill at neck and shoulders.

Eyes – Copper or deep orange with black rims.

Other Features – Nose leather and black paw pads.

Grooming – Demanding, thorough and daily is advised.

Temperament – Placid.

Black Persian Picture Gallery

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