Catster advocates for adopting before shopping, though we fully understand there are many reasons for seeking a breeder. So, we encourage it to be done the right way. We have not personally visited or investigated all of the breeders below. We have put the top-recommended all in one place for you to get in touch and make the best decision for you. .
All cats are elegant, but Persians take that elegance to a whole new level. With their long hair and gorgeous faces, they’re the fashion models of the feline world.
That means they can be hard to find, however. If you live in California and are looking for a Persian kitten, you may feel like it’s impossible to find a trustworthy breeder in your general area. Fear not, though, for we’ve assembled a list of the top Persian breeders in California here.
Top 7 Persian Kitten Breeders in California
1. Agape Persian
- Dana Point, CA
Agape Persian is a small cattery in Orange County that specializes in silvers, goldens, bi-colors, and calicos. Their cats live with the family and their children, so they should come well-socialized and tolerant of being handled. The breeder even promises that they’ll be unafraid of dogs!
Each cat comes with a 1-year guarantee against genetic health defects, and they’ll have all their relevant shots. They’ll be litter box-trained, too, so all you have to do is shower them with the affection that they so richly deserve.
2. Dazzle-M Persians and Exotics
- Sacramento, CA
If silver Persians are your bag, Dazzle-M should be the first place that you look. All their cats meet the standards set by the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA), and the breeder’s primary aim is to create the highest-quality silvers and goldens possible.
Their cats are never caged, and they’re allowed to intermingle freely with the breeder’s family. Even so, their living conditions are always clean and well-maintained, and your new kitten will expect to live in the lap of luxury.
3. Katzino Persians
- Rocklin, CA
If you’re looking for a breeder that can provide gorgeous white Persians, look no further than Katzino Persians. Located in central California, this small cattery is CFA registered, and all their cats meet or exceed the standards required by that organization.
The breeder provides health guarantees on each of their kittens, and they’ll even ship them to you if you don’t live nearby. They’ve been in the Persian business for over 30 years, but in the last decade, they’ve shifted their focus to white cats with copper or blue eyes.
4. KelSkits Persians
- Carlsbad, CA
You may get starstruck if you visit KelSkits Persians in person, as their cats have been featured on Animal Planet and shown alongside Aubrey Plaza on the cover of “Bust” Lifestyle magazine. They specialize in silvers, chinchilla silvers, and goldens, although they also occasionally offer doll faces.
All their cats are thoroughly tested for diseases and given all their necessary boosters, and the breeder makes it a point to educate prospective adopters as much as possible. Given that they used to be professional vet techs and have been breeding Persians for quite a while, they’re more than capable of providing you with all the information that you require.
5. Shadow Oak Persians
- Orangevale, CA
The breeders at Shadow Oak Persians have been raising these cats for nearly three decades, so you know that you’ll be in experienced, capable hands. They have a ringworm-free cattery, and all their animals are tested for various diseases and genetic defects before being released to their new homes.
Their primary focus is raising healthy vans, bi-colors, and white Persians, but they also place a premium on temperament. Their cats are well-mannered and sociable, and they’ll fit right in with their new family.
6. Kingsley Kittens
- Arcadia, CA
If you fancy Himalayan Persians, then Kingsley Kittens has some of the most beautiful cats that you’ll ever see. They have a wide range to choose from, including seal tortes, cream points, flame points, and more.
All their cats are raised in a cage-free environment, and they have a reputation for being especially friendly (both the cats and the breeders). Virtually all their cats have striking blue eyes.
7. Windy Valley Persians
- Murrieta, CA
In business since 2000, Windy Valley Persians is a CFA-registered cattery whose aim is to breed sweet kittens with adorable, open expressions. All their cats have extensive pedigrees, making them an excellent resource if you’re hoping to show your new feline friend.
Their bloodlines include numerous grand champions, and details of all their cats’ accomplishments are listed on their website. It’s worth visiting their cattery just to see the specially-built individual areas that each cat has, and you definitely don’t have to worry about overcrowding.
New Kitten Preparations
Since you're hard at work researching which breed to welcome into your life, it's probably a good time to introduce a few kitten essentials that will help seamlessly transition your furbaby into their new home. Ensuring you provide them with the proper care, comfort, and enrichment will help your kitten thrive and grow into a well-established and healthy feline! Check out our top recommendations in our New Kitten Checklist linked below!
We hope this guide has given you a few tips and a point in the right direction when it comes to finding the right breeder. Good luck with your search!
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