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Himalayan

Himalayan


Country / place of origin:
 United States

History: The history of the Himalayan cat began in 1931 when Persian and Siamese cats were selectively crossbred to produce a cat which had the Persian's long hair and the pointed coloring of the Siamese.

While the Himalayan is considered to be a unique breed by The International Cat Association (TICA), it is grouped together with the Persian and Exotic Shorthair (shorthaired version of the Persian) under a "Persian Breed Group standard". The Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA) considers the Himalayan to be a color variation of the Persian rather than a separate breed, although they do compete in their own color division. The CFA calls them the "Himalayan-Persian". In Britain, Himalayans are referred to as "Colourpoint Persians".
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Owners say:
Wonderful:
amazing blue eyes, wonderful family pets, easy going attitude, affectionate, gorgeous cats
Challenging:
high maintenance, overall cost, breathing problems, inbreeding, hairballs, daily grooming, knots
Interesting:
large expressive eyes, extreme flat faces, beautiful voice, long flowing coats, short noses
Overall review
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4.7 (67)
AmeliaJean
Blanca was a gorgeous Himalayan and the most perfect ...
Review by: AmeliaJean (21) 24 days ago
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
angel_1987
My Aunt has a himalayan cat, and it is beautiful! Ev...
Review by: angel_1987 (26) 28 days ago
  • Currently 100
4.25
1 photo
AvalonNight
Ahhh, Bashtar, where to start, let’s start with I got...
Review by: AvalonNight (17) 29 days ago
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
Griffin Smith
Himalayans are not intelligent. I had one before and...
Review by: Griffin Smith (44) March 24, 2014 18:23
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4.00
1 photo
Nolaerus
Down on her luck, without a friend in the world, Sash...
Review by: Nolaerus (48) March 05, 2014 12:26
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4.25
Funny (4 videos)
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Himalayan Kittens playing
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5.0 (1)
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00:39
Himalayan Cat Looking at a Slinky
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5.0 (1)
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Himalayan Cat plays with Pomeranian
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5.0 (1)
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Heartwarming (1 video)
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Cutest Baby Himalayan Kitten
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5.0 (1)
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Learn about (1 video)
03:46
Animal Planet Cats 101 Himalayan
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5.0 (1)
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Caring for (2 videos)
01:47
Himalayan Cats Ask for Dinner
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4.5 (2)
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01:06
Cat training: Marie learns basic commands
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4.0 (1)
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Leander, Texas
I am a wife of 9 years, a mother of three boys, and a Himalayan Persian cat breeder. I love what I do, but sometimes I feel like a circus director! ;) I live in Austin Texas, and really love it here. I own Perfect Cats- Himalayans. We are a CFA awarded Cattery of Excellence, two years running! We have 6 Himalayan Persian cats. You can visit me at www.perfectcats.net. Hope to see you there. Le...
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