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Our collection of Persian cat images features many champions and best of breed. Whether you are a specialist looking for stock images of breed examples, a designer looking for a striking picture, or you're simply a Persian cat fan, we're confident we'll have the image you're looking for.

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Persian cat overview

One of the first recognized breed groups, many different colours and patterns. Silver coloured Persian cats are also known as Chinchillas. The colourpointed Persians are also known as a Himalayans or Colourpoint cats. Persians were already recognized by the 1900s. Persians are generally a quiet and
placid breed. They need daily grooming to prevent knotting.

Other known names for Persian cat

Persian Longhair

Persian cat foreign names

Pers (Dutch), Persan (French), Perserkatze (German), Gato Persa (Spanish)



Breed number/code

No 1-13 (GCCF) / PER (FIFe)

Biological data

Medium to large.
Hair quality
Long and dense, fine textured.
White, black, blue, chocolate, lilac, red, cream, black tortie, blue-cream, chocolate tortie, lilac-cream.
Eye colours
Copper or orange, except in Silver Tabby (green or hazel), Chinchilla and Golden (green) and Colorpoints (blue).
Self, smoke, classic tabby, silver tabby, shaded, tipped, bi- and tri-coloured, colourpointed
NB: not all colors are accepted in all patterns.

Persian cat links we are happy to endorse

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Persian cat – Breed standard

The below links are external

Persian cat references and further reading

Persian Breed Council

Persian Rescue
Blue Persian Cat Society 
White Persian Cat Club

Please get in touch

If you are an animal photographer, an expert on Persian cats or a breeder, we would love to hear from you. We strive to have all the latest, most helpful and accurate information on our website, but nobody is perfect, so we do ask for your feedback if we can improve our website.

Please get in touch 
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Photographers – Please visit our 'join us' page to learn about working with us.
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Breeders – We work with many great cat photographers such as Helmi Flick, Alan Robinson and Tetsu Yamazaki and we'd love to build our contact list of leading breeders. Who knows when you might get a call. Please email us your details.

Persian cat picture ideas

Featured image

Persian cats photo by Sally Anne Thompson Animal Photography
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Photo © Animal Photography, Sally Anne Thompson

Persian kittens

Persian kittens photo by Alan Robinson Animal Photography
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Photo © Animal Photography, Alan Robinson