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14 Fancy Facts About Persian Cats

They are famous thanks to their round faces, stocky bodies, and sumptuous coats😉.

#1 The Persian cat’s origins are a mystery

These cats are believed to have originated in Persia (modern-day Iran), living in mountainous areas. Although research indicates that the kitties have genetics in common with cats from Western Europe.

#2 A Persian cat’s signature long-haired fur is a natural occurrence

#3 Persian kitten won “Best in Show”

Persians took London by storm when the breed was showcased in the world's first organized cat show in 1871 at the Crystal Palace.

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#4 The Persian is one of the most popular cats in the United States

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#5 Many famous individuals have owned Persian cats

Florence Nightingale had 60 cats in her lifetime and doted on a large Persian named Mr. Bismarck. Marilyn Monroe owned a white Persian cat named Mitsou.

#6 Persians might look prissy and aloof

They’re actually considered to be one of the most low-maintenance - and friendliest - cat breeds.