Persian cats came to Europe from Persia in the 1600s, but their true roots remain a mystery.
Queen Victoria adored Persian cats, adding to their reputation for elegance and nobility.
Persian cats were featured in the world's first cat show in 1871, where one won "Best in Show."
Among the earliest pedigreed breeds, Persians arrived in the U.S. around 1875, helping form the Cat Fanciers' Association.
The world's largest cat painting, "My Wife's Lovers," showcases 42 Persians and sold for a hefty sum.
In the 1950s, a genetic mutation gave rise to the iconic flat-faced Persian look, but traditional "doll-faced" Persians still exist.
Persian cats come in diverse colors, from white to orange, chocolate, and more.
Their long fur requires daily grooming, though some opt for trims to manage it.
Persians are known as "furniture with fur" due to their love for lounging without causing chaos.
While affectionate, Persians are best suited for quieter homes, as they don't handle loud noises and disruptions well.
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