Traditional Persian Appearance
Traditional Persians, just like their show cousins, have chubby cheeks and short bodies. They are medium-sized cats, typically weighing between 7 and 12 pounds when fully grown. And like show Persians, traditional Persians also have long, flowing coats that require daily combing to remove and prevent mats and tangles. Their coats come in a variety of colors and patterns, ranging from white to black and from red to lilac, and they can be found in calico, tabby, flame-point, and numerous other patterns.
Traditional Persian Personality
Just like people, cats have their own personalities, so not all Persians are exactly alike. That said, traditional and show Persians both tend to be very calm and docile cats who enjoy little so much as napping on the couch or another favorite perch. They are affectionate and usually enjoy their human family's attention, but they don't typically go out of their way to get it. They like their peace and quiet, so they aren't well suited to households with rowdy children or extremely playful dogs.