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Origins: Persian cats were named for their supposed place of ancestry, Persia ( now called Iran). The breed was probably brought to the West by an Italian traveler called Pietro della Valle (1586-1652). Many people think that the breed goes back to ancient Egypt.
Anatomy: Persians have long, shiny hair that comes in many colors. The legs are short and have large bones. The eyes are rounded and the ears are short.
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