Persian - Himalayan Cats
You can read about the Persian breed here. This beautiful cat - often known simply as Himalayan cat, and called Colorpoint Longhair in the UK - originates from the USA. It first appeared in the 1930s, the result of a ten year-long breeding program aiming for a long-haired cat with Siamese markings.
To read about typical Persian behavior click here.
Self, colored, and tortie and tabby points.
- Status: Common
- Place of Origin: USA
- Rough date of Origin: 1930s
- Hair length: Longhair
- Activity Level: Low
- Vocalness: Low
- Child friendly: Not so good with children
- Playfullness: Relaxed
- Grooming Requirements: Everyday
- Weight: 3.5 - 7.0kg
- Size: Medium
- House Cat or Outdoor Cat: House Cat
- Pet Compatibility:
- Social Needs: