Which Persian Cat Is Best? (In Popularity to Beautify Your Home)

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There’s no doubt that Persian breeds rule when it comes to cats. They stand out as popular for so many reasons. There’s, of course, the fact that they are beautiful. There’s also the fact that they are friendly. 

Some breeds are better than others. Do we have a Persian cat breed that stands out as the best? Read on to learn more. 

1. Doll Face Persian 

They are also known as Old Fashioned or Traditional Persians. The breed is believed to be the first-ever original Persian cat. There’s some truth in this because many available images of the earliest Doll Face cats captured on camera resemble the ones available today. 

Unlike other Persian cat breeds, the Doll Face Persian breed doesn’t exude extreme facial features. Notably, the cat’s nose features a standard length proportional to the rest of its face. This feature is one of the main reasons the cat’s sense of smell is widely considered one of the strongest in the cat species. 

It is also worth noting that the Doll Face Persian scores highly in beauty. They come in a wide range of colors, yet another reason why the cat is so widely popular. Soft fur that resembles a long flowing coat is mainly a feature that distinguishes the cat from other breeds in its species. 

There are a handful of drawbacks that come with the Doll Face Persian. The feline calls for constant grooming. Meaning you have to use shampoo to clean the cat. The cat isn’t resistant to health challenges, meaning you may have to visit the vet several times. 

2. Peke Face Persian 

Peke Face Persian Cats or Show Persians are just as famous as Doll Face Persian cats. They boast striking facial and other bodily features, a perk that explains why they dominate pet fashion shows. 

The cat’s flat face is one of the main reasons it is popular. It shouldn’t come as a surprise solely because of the breed’s association with the Pekingese dog. Experts believe that a rare genetic mutation caused the flat face. It could also be why the breed is known to be fierce yet friendly. 

Other notable features include the cat’s square-shaped head, a long jaw, and a small nose. They also have conspicuous, large eyes and round cheeks. While these facial features may look and even sound desirable, they stand out as the main reasons why Peke Face Persian cats have breathing difficulties. 

Many Peke-Face Persian cats also live with breathing challenges like asthma. Once they catch a cold or even fever with a running nose, it becomes almost impossible for them to breathe. 

With their noses set directly between their eyes, it is easy to understand why many of these cats often end up with teary eyes every time they catch a cold. 

3. Chinchilla Persian Cats

Their thick, bushy coats distinguish them from their cousins mentioned above. They were aptly named after the famous South American Chinchilla rodent with thick, bushy fur. 

Note that there are several Chinchilla cat color variations. However, the Persian Chinchilla is the most popular because of its silvery-white color. They boast doll-like eyes, dark grey or dark black noses, and sharp, protruding ears. They also boast a light undercoat that is predominantly greyish. Their eyes stand out as unique, for they are almost always blue or green. 

Chinchilla Persian cats are mostly purebred. That explains why they often develop health complications. They are prone to both heart and kidney problems. There are also cases of flat-faced Chinchillas, although they are rare. 

4. The Exotic Shorthair

Unknown to many people, the Exotic Shorthair breed has solid genetic ties with nearly all other Persian cats. As a result, many pet enthusiasts claim that the Shorthair exhibits the most typical Persian cat traits. 

Shortly referred to as “Shorthair,” the feline features large eyes and a flat face. Here’s what is strange about shorthairs: they can groom themselves. They are, in other words, clean freaks. 

There’s only one downside to petting the Shorthair. They have tear duct drainage issues. Fortunately, the problem is manageable with constant pet care.

Of all the Persian cats, you’ll most likely love the Exotic Shorthair the most. They are affectionate, playful, and hate being left alone. In other words, they are very social. 

5. Teacup Persian

The Teacup Persian will likely be the tiniest cat you’ll ever see, and this isn’t a mistake because they are bred to be tiny and cute. Breeders deliberately compete to see who can produce the tiniest Teacup Persian cats. This competition may be adorable, but the cats are highly delicate, as you may have already guessed. 

Since Teacup Persian cats are bred to be health challenges. Their tiny faces make it very hard for them to breathe. There’s also the fact that predators consider them easy prey. 

As far as the upside is concerned, the Teacup is, first of all, gorgeous. You may also like that Teacup are gentle, low maintenance, and very social. 

Wrap Up

Nearly all Persian cats are adorable. They exude some of the most distinct characteristics. They are also social, making excellent company for the lonely. 

The Persian Doll Face takes the medal as the best Persian cat. For starters, they are naturally beautiful. They come in a wide range of colors, making it easy to choose a color you’re into. You won’t have to spend so much grooming as they are naturally beautiful.

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Rebekah Moyer

Rebekah Moyer

My Perssy is like a child to me. I've had him for 3 years now and have gone through beautiful times and challenges alike.
So I thought I'd share what I learned with cat lovers like me. I hope you find it all illuminating :)

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My Perssy is like a child to me. I’ve had him for 3 years now and have gone through beautiful times and challenges alike.
So I thought I’d share what I learned with cat lovers like me. I hope you find it all illuminating :)

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