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Purfect Gift Persians

About Purfect Gift Persians

Purfect Gift is a small hobby cattery in Annapolis, MD specializing in bi-color, calico and tabby bi-color Persian cats.  We have been breeding and showing since 1999.  We strive to produce healthy, well adjusted cats that closely meet the CFA standard for pedigreed Persian Cats.  We occasionally have kittens available to pet or show/breeder homes.  We also have young adults and retired breeders available for adoption.  These special kitties deserve a loving pet home where they can be the center of attention and we appreciate people willing to consider adding an adult cat to their family.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to produce beautiful, healthy, well socialized pet and breeder/show Persian cats.

About The Breed: Persian

Description
The Persian cat is one of the oldest breeds of cat. In Britain, it is called the "Longhair" or "Persian Longhair" (tipped varieties are known as "Chinchilla").

The Persian cat originates from Persia, but interbreeding of Angoras with native British domestic longhairs in the 19th Century makes the true origin of the breed unclear. The Persian's European debut is credited to Pietro Della Valle, an Italian traveller.

A show-quality Persian has an extremely long thick coat, short legs, a wide head with the ears set far apart, large eyes, and an extremely foreshortened muzzle. The breed was originally established with a short (but not non-existent) muzzle, but over time this feature has become extremely exaggerated, particularly in North America, and Persians with the more extreme brachycelphalic head type are prone to a number of health problems (specifically affecting their sinuses and breathing) caused by it. However, conscientious breeders eliminate this by careful choice of breeding stock with more moderate head type, as the goal is first and always healthy cats.

Persian cats can have any colour or markings including pointed, tortoiseshell, blue, and tabby. Persian cats with point are referred to as Colourpoint Persian in Europe and Himalayan (cat) in United States.

In the USA, there was an attempt to establish the Silver Persian as a separate breed called the Sterling, but it was not accepted and Silver and Golden longhaired cats, recognized by CFA more specially as Chinchilla Silvers, Shaded Silvers, Chinchilla Goldens or Shaded Goldens are judged in the Persian category of cat shows. In South Africa, the attempt to separate the breed was more successful: the SA Cat Council (SACC) registers cats with 5 generations of pure bred Chinchilla as a Chinchilla Longhair. The Chinchilla Longhair has a slightly longer nose than the Persian, resulting in healthy breathing and no tearing of the eyes. Its hair is translucent with only the tips carrying black pigment: a feature that gets lost when out-crossed to other colored Persians. Out-crossing also may result in losing nose and lip liner, which is a fault in the Chinchilla Longhair breed standard.

Because their fur is too long and dense for them to maintain themselves, Persian cats need regular grooming. To keep their fur in its best condition, they must be bathed regularly, dried carefully afterwards, and brushed thoroughly every day. Their eyes need to be checked for problems on a regular basis because some animals have trouble keeping them clean.

A Persian cat without an established and registered pedigree is classed as a domestic longhair cat.

Welcoming a Persian

Persian For Sale Information - Buying your first Persian can be overwhelming and PetsUnlimited.com is here to help. We've got Persian breed backgrounds to help you make an educated decision as to whether a Persian is right for you and your family. The right Persian breeder or seller will always have the best interest of the Persian in mind. This means they should give you the opportunity to visit their home and meet the Persian in person, as well as take back the Persian should you not be able to provide the level of care needed. ATTENTION: Be informed! Internet fraud is very real and rising every day. Be cautious and ask questions, ask to see pictures with the seller or adoption agency doing something you ask them to do, and never ever send cash or a money order. If something does not feel right, it probably isn't. Use the report this listing function to notify us of a potential problem with a user. Use the review feature to leave a review. Community policing is the best way to help deter scammers and those who do not have the animals best interest in mind.

Persian Breeders

Responsible breeding is something we all need to support. To help prevent Persian puppy mills and the inhumane treatment of Persians, there are a few simple things everyone can do on both sides of the transaction. If geography permits, meet in person where the Persians was born and raised. This provides an opportunity for the Persian breeder to demonstrate their standards. Remember, it is up to both the buyer and Persian breeder to be comfortable with each other to ensure that the Persian has been treated properly and will have a safe and secure home in the future.

Contact Information

Contact
  • Judith Neall
  • 443-837-6697

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