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Himalayan

Himalayan

One of the most beloved cat breeds, the Himalayan craves affection and loves to be petted. The Himmy is a devoted, loyal companion that is good with children and other pets. This poised, sweet feline is calm and self-assured. She is also active and playful well into her senior years. A healthy, long-lived breed, the Himalayan’s body is various shades of white to fawn with point colours on her facial mask and extremities.

DID YOU KNOW? In 1950, an American cat breeder, Marguerita Goforth, began developing the Himalayan by crossing a Siamese and Persian. The Himalayan features the colour and pattern of a Siamese and the short, heavy-boned body and coat of the Persian, thus is referred to as a pointed pattern Persian.

The need-to-know
  • Highly active and inquisitive cat
  • Sociable and dependent cat
  • Somehow talkative cat
  • Average build cat breed
  • Requires grooming every day
  • Non hypoallergenic breed
  • Indoor cat
  • Great family cat
Himalayan

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  • Living Considerations: Good for family multi-pet households, not hypoallergenic
  • Size: Medium to large, with males weighing 4 to 6.5 kilograms and females weighing 3 to 5 kilograms
  • Coat: Long
  • Temperament: Playful, active, social
  • Grooming: Daily
  • Shedding: Heavy
  • Vocalisation: Moderate

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