Persian - Himalayan

History

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.

Behaviour

To read about typical Persian behavior click here.

Varieties

Self, colored, and tortie and tabby points.

Breed Details

  • 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
  • Intelligence:
  • Playfullness: Relaxed
  • Grooming Requirements: Everyday
  • Weight: 3.5 - 7.0kg
  • Size: Medium
  • House Cat or Outdoor Cat: House Cat
  • Pet Compatibility:
  • Social Needs:

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