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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".
Reviews
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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4.5 (108)
prdesmond
Steve was found wandering the streets of Staten Islan...
Review by: prdesmond (2) 13 days ago
  • Currently 100
5.00
Eve1026
I had always wanted a Himalayan. I was thrilled when...
Review by: Eve1026 (3) April 09, 2015 18:08
  • Currently 100
2.50
1 photo
MazieBones
A friend of mine found a muddy little kitten in the s...
Review by: MazieBones (6) March 29, 2015 21:35
  • Currently 100
4.75
1 photo
LissaTrevor
Ash is a one person cat. She has litter box issues. ...
Review by: LissaTrevor (7) March 25, 2015 19:07
  • Currently 100
4.00
1 photo
Dobler1
All of the Himalayans I've owned have been fantastic....
Review by: Dobler1 (4) updated March 23, 2015 19:52
  • Currently 100
4.50
1 photo
Funny (4 videos)
Himalayan Kittens playing
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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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Heartwarming (1 video)
Cutest Baby Himalayan Kitten
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5.0 (1)
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Learn about (1 video)
Animal Planet Cats 101 Himalayan
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5.0 (1)
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Caring for (2 videos)
Himalayan Cats Ask for Dinner
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4.5 (2)
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Cat training: Marie learns basic commands
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4.0 (1)
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rebeccawright
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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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