This cat has broad ears and a flat face depending on the breed. The Himalayan cat can also be considered a Persian cat because of having the same color pattern of Siamese cat. It got this color because of crossbreeding between Persians and Siamese cats in the 1950’s. Some cat breed organizations recognize the Himalayan as a seperate breed from the Persian but the CFA recognizes it as a color variation of the Persian refferred to as a “Color-point Persian”. The Himalayan is a typical Persian lap cat that loves to lounge and be petted, brushed and fussed over. They adore human contact but don’t rise to the point of pestering to get it. They are sweet, good-natured, beautiful cats. The personality of the Himalayan cat is mellow, gentle and friendly.
A nice choice for busy folks because they don’t mind being left alone and are not cloying when you are at home. This can also be an awesome choice for families because Himalayans seem inclined to form wonderful, close bonds with gentle children. They are lower on the energy scale than some cats, but may be a little more playful than other Persians, do to the Siamese influence. It is not uncommon for Himalayan cats to learn to fetch and some seem to enjoy a leisurely stroll on the leash.