Himalayan Cat Breed Facts, History, Lifespan, Colors

Himalayan Cat Breed Facts, History, Lifespan, Colors
Himalayan Cat Breed

Himalayan is a very cute species of cat. This breed is generally friendly to everyone.

Cats of this species are quite energetic. In this blog post, we will see about the characteristic of Himalayan and what is Characteristic which makes this species cat different from other cats.

Himalayan Breed Facts

Male Weight 12 – above lbs.
Female Weight8-12 lbs.
length 40-50 cm
Height25-30 cm
Eye colorBlue
Lifespan9-15 years
ColorsSeal (or Black), Blue, Lilac, Chocolate, Red (Flame), and Cream
Grooming NeedsHigh
Cat Association RecognitionACFA, FIFe, TICA
Less AllergenicNo
Price$500 to $2500


Himalayan is a medium-sized cat with a large and round shape. The body of a Himalayan is round (cobby) like that of Persians. 

His ears and tail are small in size. Himalayan also have large, round paws. but they have a lot of fur on their body so that they look big in the shape. 

Their legs are shorter than their body. So that these cannot jump to the height. But they are much faster on the flat plane.


The head of Himalayan is like doll-face and traditional like Persians, their nose and ears are small. Their eyes are large and round in shape. 


The personality of Himalayan is such that it captivates everyone’s mind. When you are working on the computer, they sit nearby and try to know what you are doing.

Sometimes they follow you in the house when you go from one room to another. He loves to spend time with family members. When their mood is good, they like to sit on your lap


Himalayan is a medium-sized cat that does not require much exercise but regular exercise keeps them healthy.

They have a  long fur coat which needs to be taken care of more like they need to be combed and brushed daily so that they do not become a bunch of hairs on the body. It is better to use Cat Sampoo while bathing so that their hair does not get tangled in each other.

If he likes to play, then for him, some toys can be taken from the market like chase balls, and attack catnip mice.


Himalayan is also known by other names such as Himalayan Persian, Color Point Persian, Long hair colorpoint. which were derived from crossing the Persian with the Siamese.  Himalayan is a species of Persian cat that has patterns of Siamese cats. 

This species originated in the United States in the early 1930s. Marguerita Gorforth, Virginia Cobb, and Dr. Clyde Keeler created this beautiful breed kay.  It is believed that the Himalayan was accepted for recognition around 1950.

Some registries classify the Himalayan as a long-haired sub-breed of the Siamese cat, or the colorpoint sub-breed of Persian.

Difference between Persian and Himalayan

Persian catHimalayan
A Persian cat is a long-haired breed of a cat without a colored point.Points are not as well defined.A purebred catA Himalayan is a long-haired breed of cat with a colored point. Himalayan color points include blue, red, cream tortie, seal, lilac, chocolate, blue-cream, chocolate tortie, lilac-cream, red lynx, and much more. A  cross between a Persian and a Siamese.
Difference between Persian and Himalayan

Is a Himalayan the right pet for you?

This beautiful cat is suitable for every type of house. You live alone or with a family member.

As such, the Himalayan does not require much attention. So you can entertain your cat even while working on the laptop at home throughout the day. The thing to note is that the Himalayan needs more grooming so that your cat does not have hairball problems.

Himalayan cat Fact

  1. The first Himalayan species cat was named Newton’s Debutante.
  2. Like other cats, the Himalayan cat does not like climbing on kitchen counters, refrigerators, and curtains.
  3. Himalayan cat is a famous pedigreed cat.
  4. A Himalayan gives rise to 3 to 5 kittens on average.
  5. They are a manmade breed.

Himalayan Images

Black Himalayan with black Point

black himalayan cat
Black Himalayan

Brown Point Himalayan Cat

Brown Point Himalayan Cat
Brown Point Himalayan Cat

Question and Answer

Question: why are Himalayan cats so expensive?
Answer: As we know the Himalayan cat is very similar to the Persian cat. One special thing that can be seen in Himalayan is the color point that Meets to Siamese. Due to the combination of Corpoint, their cost may be high.

Question: When do Himalayan kittens get their colors?
Answer: When the Himalayan kittens are born, all the kittens are of white color but it may take 12 to 16 weeks for the color points to arrive.


So if you want a Persian cat with the point that meets Siamese then Himalayan will be a good option for you.  Overall Himalayan A Beautiful Cat.  Which has Siamese beautiful points on its body and thick hair on the body which is mixed with Persian which is liked by everyone?.

If you have a Himalayan cat or are thinking of taking your experience, what do you think about this beautiful breed? Do share in the comment box.

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