Himalayan cat sitting.

Himalayan Cat Breed

This cat has show-stopping good looks, with beautiful blue eyes and a wide variety of point colors.

Known as the Colorpoint Persian in the UK, the Himalayan is the result of more than a decade of breeding programs aimed at producing a longhair with Siamese markings. Round-faced and snub-nosed, with large eyes, a short, sturdy body, and long, lush fur, the Himalayan has all the typical Persian characteristics.

It is a cat that loves to be loved, although as a companion it is quiet and undemanding. Daily grooming is a must for this breed, since the dense, double coat is inclined to mat without regular attention.

Origin: US, 1930s

Breed registries: CFA, FIFe, GCCF, TICA

Weight range: 8–15lb (3.5–7kg)

Grooming: Daily

Colors and patterns: Solid, colored, and tortie and tabby patterned points.