To its devoted followers the white
persian combines all the virtue of its type: glamor, a noble expression,
fur that is silky to the touch, and a sweet tranquil nature.
Although pure white cats of the Angora type were
the first longhaired cats to be introduced into Europe as long ago
as the 16th century, the modern white persian is of the Victorian
era. It was developed by crossbreeding Angoras with persians. The
breed was shown in London in 1903 and has increased in popularity
White persians are fastidious cats who take pride
in their appearance, regualarly cleaning themselves. They are calm
and affectionate and make a superb pet for those confined indoors
- a classic salon cat.
breed standard describes the white persian as follows:
WHITE: pure glistening white.
Nose leather and paw pads: pink. Eye color: deep blue or brilliant
copper. Odd-eyed whites shall have one blue and one copper eye with
equal color depth.