Their breed originated in Persia, actually it was called Persia then many, many years ago. The Persians we see today really have nothing to do with the original cats we found in Persia many, many years back. Persians are very laid back. They’re very sweet cats, very gentle, very quiet cats.
We tend to call them lap cats basically because they’re very, very laid back. They’re somewhat vocal but very quiet again and they will respond to you pretty much as people. If you talk with them they will answer back but they’re not as vocal as short hair breeds. They travel extremely well.
If I’m talking about your experience with them many ways, we travel many, many weekends in a row. Sometimes 8-10 hours in a car. We also fly with them around and we never hear them to the point sometimes you wonder, “Did I bring them?” They’re very, very quiet.
They’re excellent family cats. They will play with young children very gently. They’re really an ideal companion for family and children. I have some of my cats that have gone to homes where there were dogs and they’re not used to being with dogs and they’ve adapted so well that it’s like they’ve always been around other animals.
I keep mentioning that they are quiet but they are also very playful. When they do decide to play, watch out. They can be very active. As like the other cats, they do shed not more than any shorthair breeds. The only difference is that the hair being longer, it shows a little more but they don’t shed more than other breeds. They have to be groomed daily.
They have to be combed and their eyes have to be cleaned. But it’s a very nice bonding experience for you and the cat to do that together. If you start them very young, as most breeders will start them, once the new families get their cats they’re really easy to handle and very easy to groom.
The ideal owner is basically someone who likes peace and quiet because these cats are. A family is a very good owner as well although they do require a little bit of grooming so you need to set aside about five to ten minutes a day to groom them. They are ideal pets for anyone.