Widely recognized for its fluffy fur and mushy face, the Persian cat originated in Iran (Persia).
Persians are actually one of the older breeds on our list of the most expensive cat breeds, dating all the way back to the 19th century.
Though you can find Persian cats for under $1,000, some Persians can cost upwards of $3,000.
Persians enjoy cuddling and showing affection. Furthermore, they are not as vocal as many other breeds.
Due to its long, furry coat, Persians often require daily grooming, including brushing.
Despite the popular image of the white Persian cat, this breed comes in many different colors and variations. Also, it normally weighs as much as your standard American Shorthair.