As the dusty desert caravans wound their way westward from Persia and Iran, it is supposed that secreted among the rare spices and jewels on the basket – laden camels was an even more precious cargo, an occasional longhair cat. They were called Persian for their „country origin“, but hieroglyphic references as early as 1684 BC shroud forever their exact beginnings. Persians, with their long flowing; coats and open pansy – like faces are the
As the dusty desert caravans wound their way westward from Persia and Iran, it is supposed that secreted among the rare spices and jewels on the basket – laden camels was an even more precious cargo, an occasional longhair cat. They were called Persian for their „country origin“, but hieroglyphic references as early as 1684 BC shroud forever their exact beginnings. Persians, with their long flowing; coats and open pansy – like faces are the number one breed in popularity.
Their sweet, gentle personalities blend into most households once they feel secure in their new environment. Creatures of habit, they are most at home in an atmosphere of security and serenity, but with love and reassurance, can easily adapt to the most boisterous of households. Their quit, melodious voices are pleasant and nonabrasive. They communicate delightfully with their large expressive eyes and make charming pets for all ages. Persians have short heavily boned legs to support their broad, short bodies. They like to have their feet firmly planted and are not given to high jumping and climbing. Playful but never demanding, they love to pose and will drape themselves in a favorite window or chair, enhancing the decor in much the same way as a treasured painting. Persians are tremendously responsive and become a constant source of joy and delight to their owners. Pleasurable as an unexpected sunbeam, their companionship is close and enduring.
Their long flowing coats require in indoor, protected environment. Proper maintenance requires a daily run-through with a metal comb to eliminate the potential drawbacks of tangles and hairballs. An occasional bath, attempted only after a complete comb –through and clipping of nail tips, will keep the coat clean, healthy and beautiful. It is wise to establish the routine of bath when they are young.
Persians are divided into seven color divisions for the purposes of competition. These divisions are established on the basis of color pattern. Red peke-face Persians, with more extreme facial conformation, appear in both the Solid and the Tabby Division.
Persian C.F.A. Show Standard Point Score
Head ( including size and shape of eyes, ear shape and set)
Type :(including shape, size, bone and length of tail)
the 20 points for color are be divided 10 for marking and 10 for color. In all “With white” varieties
(calico, dilute calico, bi color, van bi color, van calico, van dilute calico and tabby and white ), the 20 points for color are to be divided 10 for “with white” pattern and 10 for color.
The ideal Persian should present an impression of a heavily boned, well balanced cat with a sweet expression soft, round lines. The large round eyes; set wide apart in a large round head contribute to the overall look and expression. The long thick coat softens the lines of the cat and accentuates the roundness in appearance.
round and massive, with great breath of skull. Round face with round underlying bone structure. Well set on a short, thick neck.
short, snub, and broad. With “break”.
broad and powerful.
full, well developed, and firmly rounded, reflecting a proper bite.
small, round tipped, tilted forward, and not unduly open at the base. Set far apart, and low on the head, fitting into (without distorting) the rounded contour of head.
brilliant in color, large, round, and full. Set level and far apart giving a sweet expression to the face.
of copy type, low on the legs, broad and deep through the chest, equally massive across shoulders and rump, with well rounded midsection and level back. Good muscle tone with evidence of obesity. Large or medium in size. Quality the determining consideration rather than size
short, thick, and strong. Forelegs straight.
short, but in proportion to the body length. Carried without a curve and at an angle lower than the back
long and thick, standing off from the body. Off fine texture, glossy and full of life. Long all over the body, including the shoulders. The ruff immense and continuing in a deep frill between the front legs. Ear and toe tufts long. Brush very full.
locket or button. Kinked or abnormal tail. Incorrect number of toes. Any apparent weakness in the hind quarters. Any apparent deformity of the spine. Deformity of the skull resulting in an asymmetrical face and / or head. Crossed eyes. For pointed cats also disqualify for whites toes, eye color other than blue.
Jeanie McPhee, Deutsche Fassung: CFG e.V., Maria Kaldeweide Der Show Standard kann Jahr für Jahr variieren. Sie können den aktuellen Showstandard bei der C.F.A. anfordern