One of the most pampered and revered breeds of all time, the Persian cat breed was first introduced to Europe in the 16th century, brought by traders and travelers from the Angora region of Turkey. The Persian Cat’s silky, luxurious long fur and gentle, unassuming temperament made the breed very popular throughout Europe and North America. Persian cats require regular daily grooming to keep their beautiful coats from tangling and matting. Persian cats make wonderful pets, as long as you have a good vacuum! The Persian cat comes in a wide range of colors and coat markings.