Persian or Siamese?

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Cat is one of the most common pets people will take care of. There are many kinds of cats which exist in this world. Persian and Siamese cat are two famous cats which people like to take care. The major differences that could be discussed between these two cats are the origins, the appearances, and the popularity.
Just like the name, Persian cats originally came from Persia (Iran). “It was developed first by the English, and then American after World War II” (taken from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia). Since that time, Persian had become a famous cat for pet.
Persian cats are easy to be recognized because of its fluffy, long and thick coat (hair). Their face are round and have short muzzle. Besides that, this kind of cat is also known for its friendliness, cleanliness, and also loyal personality. It makes them adapt well to apartement life. That’s why the Cat Fancier’s Association (CFA) in put Persian on the first rank of The 10 Most Popular Cat Breeds.
Different from Persian, Siamese’s exact origin is unknown but people believe that Siamese came from Siam (Thailand). It often said that Siamese first seen outside Asia in 1884, “when the British Consul-General in Bangkok, Edward Blencowe Gould (1847-1916), brought a breeding pair of the cats, Pho and Mia, back to Britain as a gift for his sister, Lilian Jane Veley” (taken from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia).
Unlike Persian, Siamese have very short coat (hair). It also has unique skin colour; pure cream or white at birth, then changes when it is get older. The neck and tail of Siamese are long and the head has a triangular shape. According to Cat Fancier’s Association on, Siamese cats take place on the fourth rank of The 10 Most Popular Cat Breeds’ list. It means that Siamese cats are less popular than Persian.
From the explanation above, we can see that there are three major differences between Persian and Siamese; origin, appearance, and popularity. Which one is the best? Some people may choose Persian because of its popularity but some people do not. The reasons? It is simply based on the personal opinion.



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