About Us

Welcome to High Desert  Persians. We are a small breeder that specialize in standard size doll face Persians and exotic kittens. We have many colors,  white, silver, gold Persians... in addition to bi-colors with our main focus on health, temperament, and beauty.  We are able to provide the type of attention required to produce outstanding family pets that are not only very healthy but also well socialized.

We take extreme pride and joy in raising our babies.  Born in our hands, our babies are showered with love and attention and will come to you spoiled and demanding lots of love from you.  Our babies are sure to give you years of happiness, purrs and kisses.

All of our cats receive excellent vet care including exams and vaccinations as needed.  Our adults are FELV/FIV negative and have either tested PKD negative or come from PKD free lines (parents have been tested). Our cattery is ringworm, flea and tick free.  

At High Desert Persians we strive to produce healthy, happy well socialized kittens that will make the purr-fect addition to any family,  whether coming to you as a pet or show/breeder kitten.

Our Kittens

All kittens come with  health certificate signed by a licensed vet. During this health check, kittens get age appropriate vaccinations.

WE ARE PKD, FELV AND FIV NEGATIVE CATTERY

  • Kittens are examined free of external parasites including fleas, ticks, and ear mites.
  • Kittens receive an overall check-up" Health Cert." by our Veterinarian including heart, ears, and eyes.
  • Kittens receive age appropriate vaccinations.
  • Kittens receive deworming medication.

One Year Health Guarantee on All Kittens

Persian Cat Varieties

You may be familiar with Himalayan Persians, but did you know there are also Doll Faced, Bicolor and Chinchilla Persian cats? There are countless varieties of this breed. These are the most common.

DOLL FACE PERSIAN
Doll Face Persian cats are also known as Traditional or Old Fashioned Persians. This variant is believed to be the original Persian cat. Today, these cats still look virtually the same as the oldest available images of Persian cats. This type of Persian does not exhibit extreme features. Its nose is a normal length, which is proportional to the rest of its face. Unlike Peke-Faced Persians, these cats have a nose that extends outward. So, Doll Face Persian cats can breathe easier than some other Persian cats.

They also experience less eye staining and eye drainage issues.​ Doll Face Persians have long flowing coats. They come in a variety of colors. So, even though they don’t experience many health problems, they are still a high-maintenance breed. They require a regular grooming schedule.​

FLAT-FACE PERSIAN
Show Persian cats, or Peke-Face Persians, have the more recognizable Persian cat features. This breed’s name comes from their similarities to Pekingese dogs. A genetic mutation causes the flat face in this Persian variation.​ These cats have a square-shaped head, a small nose, and a long jaw. They also have round cheeks and large circular eyes.

EXOTIC SHORTHAIR
The Exotic Shorthair was bred to be the shorthair variant of a Persian cat. This variation exhibits most typical Persian characteristics. They have a flat face and large eyes. Unlike the longhair variations, these cats are capable of grooming themselves. Also, these cats are more playful than traditional longhair Persians. They are very affectionate and don’t like being left alone.

CHINCHILLA PERSIAN
Chinchilla Persian cats are a very striking variation. These cats have thick, bushy coats. They were originally named after the South American rodent that also possesses a thick, white coat. While there are a few different color-variations, Chinchilla Persian cats are typically silvery white. Their doll-like eyes, lips, and nose are rimmed in black. These cats have a light undercoat and a subtly-tinted overcoat. They also either have green or blue eyes.​​

MINUET PERSIAN "RUG HUGGER"

A Rug Hugger is a designer cat in which two selective breed have made one "Eternal Kitten". This captivating breed is a cross between a Persian and Munchkin cat, so it has the darling short legs of a Munchkin and the striking beauty of a Persian. Rug hugger kittens, also known as minuet kittens have one of the best dispositions. They combine the sweet and gentle nature of the Persian cat with the energetic curiousness of the Munchkin cat. Rug huggers are extremely playful and love the company of other pets.

There striking features make them one of a kind. At first glance, there short legs set them apart from all other breeds, but they also feature a sweet, round, innocent, and incredibly expressive doll-faces, sparkling eyes and chubby chipmunk cheeks. In addition, one of the characteristics shared by many munchkins cats is their ability to perch on their hind legs like prairie dogs

Coat Colors

SOLID
Persian cats in the solid division have a single-colored coat. Their coat does not contain any patterns or markings. They can be white, black, silver, blue, or chocolate.

SILVER & GOLDEN
This variety exhibits a coat marking called “tipping.” A tipped coat is characterized by white coloring throughout with a subtle darker color on the tip of extremities, like the ears and paws. Silver & Golden Persians have a light “tipping” on their backs, face, or legs. This tipping is subtle and is uniform throughout their fur. Chinchilla Persians fall under this color division.

SMOKED & SHADED
Shaded Persians have a white undercoat and a subtly colored overcoat. The overcoat can have golden or red hues. Smoke Persians have a darker overcoat. Their overcoat can be black, brown, or blue. In some cases, the dark color appears to be the entire color of the coat. But when these cats walk, you can glimpse their white undercoat.

TABBY
Tabby Persians are further categorized into classic, mackerel and patched varieties. These cats have striking fur markings. They almost resemble markings normally attributed to wild cats. Tabby Persians are also known for their outgoing personalities.These cats are more playful and active than other Persian varieties.

PARTICOLOR
These Persians are often referred to as tortoiseshell Persians. Their coats consist of multiple colors. And, their coloring is usually darker than Tabby Persians. Also, instead of the stripes seen in Tabby Persians, these cats have splotchy fur markings.

BICOLOR
Instead of the multiple colors seen in Particolor Persians, the Bicolor variant only has two color patterns. These can be white, brown, red, blue, or black. Calico Persians fall under this color division.

HIMALAYAN
Ok, you’ve probably been waiting for this one. The Himalayan is the most recognizable Persian cat variety. The Himalayan variety was first developed when a breeder crossed a Persian and Siamese. These cats are known for having Siamese coloring and Persian features. All Himalayan cats have piercing blue eyes.

Temprament

Our kittens are loved and held from birth thus producing a very well socialized and friendly kitten. Persians are docile and quiet cats that love being indoors. It is their passive personalities that make Persians very family friendly. Typically Persians get along great with children and other small pets. Persians are also quite loyal. It’s not unusual for your Persian kitten to follow your around like a puppy dog. Persians also love to chill out on the couch and snuggle with you while you sleep. Like people, kittens also have their own little personalities. 

Personality

With its long luxurious coat, colorful round eyes, and regal stature, the Persian is no doubt one of the most stunning cat breeds. But, as the old saying goes, looks ain’t everything. Lucky for the Persian, this breed is also equipped with an outstanding personality especially when it comes to the qualities often sought in a family pet.

Although the Persian is a mild well-mannered cat, it’s still a cat. Cats, even Persians, love to play and chase toys. So there will be times when your Persian is more active; however, the majority of the time, she will be very content chilling out next to you on the couch. Persians are also very loyal. It is not unusual for a Persian to follow its owner around the house much like a puppy dog. It is also not uncommon for your Persian to talk to you expressing (demanding) her favorite treat or toy.

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