Himalayan Cat Breed

Himalayan Cat Breed

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Himalayan Cat

Himalayan Cat Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sweetpeacattery/3515671203

Himalayan Cat breed is one of most lovable cat breed. They are quiet companion and energetic. They are very affectionate in nature. The interesting thing is that, these cat breeds are not from Himalaya. They are from United States and England. In 1920, this breed took place when the Persian and Siamese breeds were bred together. Their name is Himalayan just because of their coat looks like the animals from Himalayans in Asia. These breeds are also known as “Himmie”. This breed is normally people friendly.

Body Structure:

The Himalayan Cats are normally small in size. They look, affectionate and beautiful. The coat covers with full of hairs which turns a great impression for the viewer. Let us have a brief description.

The Himalayan Cats are one of the most beautiful cat in the world. They have round and big head.  They have small nose with large round eyes. Ears are small and heavy boned. The color of eyes is blue. They have a short neck.


Himalayan Cat Body Structure

Himalayan Cat Body Structure Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/48012500@N04/4401558526

Himalayan Cats have a thick body as compared to their neck. Body is full of soft hairs. A dark cream color is coated on the face, tail, legs of this breed which looks so beautiful. They have a thick, long and glossy coat. It is very fine and smooth. They have a muscular body which is known as “cobby”.

The Himalayan Cats have small legs as compared to their body. The legs are short , thick and strong as compared to the body. They have large, round and firm paws with short and sharp nails. The tail is short but quite of a good length as compared to the cat’s body.

The Himalayans come in small and large size. The adult male Himalayan cat has the weight more than 12 lbs which is large. Similarly, the adult female Himalayan Cat has the weight is around 8 to 12 lbs which is considered as medium.


The Himalayan Breed come in normally white color with creamy coating on face, leg and tail. Except this color, this breed comes with chocolate, blue, red, blue cream, chocolate tortie, lilac cream, blue lynx, red lynx, and lilac cream color. The shaded colors are only on the face, legs, tail and ears.


Himalayan Cat Kitten

Himalayan Cat Kitten Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/48012500@N04/4400792645


The Himalayan Cats are quite interesting in nature. They are joyful and people friendly. They love to play with children. Usually they sleep in the sun. After sudden wake up, they run towards the home and rolling around on the floor. They usually sleep with you on your bed. They are lovable and friendly with anyone and everyone. They are intelligent is nature.


Health Problems:

Himalayan Cats are lovable and beautiful but they can suffer from some chronic diseases. Some of the cats may affect with the premature death. The other diseases are like Kidney disease, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, and upper- respiratory  infection.


This breed requires daily attention. They need daily exercise to be in top condition. They must be brushed and combed on daily basis. The face must be carefully cleaned.

Life Span:

The Himalayan Cat has life span of 8-11 years.

Himalayan Cats are one of the sweet cat breed in the world. They are quite similar to the Persian Cat breed. They are the good choice for a lovable and beautiful pet.

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