Initially, these fluffiest cats had normal noses until the genes mutated. Then breeders fell in love with the look of snub Persians and started breeding them.
While it’s a privilege to care for a Persian cat’s majestic fluff, grooming that magnificent coat can take ages. That’s why breeders have created the Exotic Shorthair for people who love Persians but don’t want to deal with daily brushings.
The Himalayan is a human-made breed – a cross between Persians and Siamese to produce long-haired cats with blue eyes and color-pointed coats.
Scottish Folds don’t have the same prominent flat faces as Persians, and their nose isn’t so squishy. However, their round head, short necks, large eyes, and folded ears give them a “teddy-bear” appearance.
However, these black cats have a shorter muzzle than other felines, which earns them a place on our list. Besides the stubby nose, Burmese cats have a round head, large yellow or gold eyes, and rounded ears.
Fortunately, British Shorthairs are less likely to suffer from breathing problems, common in Persians and Exotic cats. But prone to some hereditary diseases.
The Munchkin’s appearance results from a dominant genetic mutation, which is why you breeders cross Munchkin with normal-sized cats to produce healthy kittens.
Chinchillas have the same personality as most Persian. They’re sweet, loving, and docile companions but a little bit more adventurous than your typical Persian.
These black cats are highly intelligent, love to learn new tricks, and thrive on human attention. Their faces aren’t as flat as Persians, but their nose is short and the head – round and large.
Besides their flat faces, Selkirks fascinate us with their unique curly fur and curling whiskers. The coat is dense and requires regular brushing to remove tangs and mats.