The Persian cat is a long-haired breed of cat characterized by its round face and short muzzle. It is also known as the Persian Longhair in the English-speaking countries

Life span: 12 – 17 years (In captivity)

Weight: 7-12 pounds

Origin: Iran

Health concerns: They include polycystic kidney disease (PKD), progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), bladder stones, cystitis (bladder infections), and liver shunts.

Did you know: The Persian is usually a medium sized cat, although she is massive and heavily boned.