Himalayan

himalayan kitten

The Himalayan cat is a cross between a Persian cat and a Siamese cat.  This is why Himalayan cats have distinct looks to them that actually make them look like they are a part of the Siamese family.  The Himalayan cat is separated from different breeds but is still mixed in with the Persian cat breed and the Exotic Shorthair cat breed.  Some beg to differ by saying the Himalayan cat breed is just a branch breed of the Persian breed.  There are many people who argue this type of cat breed typically because of the coloration of the fur.

himalayan cat

Like the Persian cat, the Himalayan has two different types:  the Doll Face/Traditional and the Ultra-Face/Peke.  There are many similarities between the Persian and the Himalayan, which is why there are many arguments the derive from the discussions of this breed.  The body type of a Himalayan is more like a Persian.  They often have a round body and short legs that leave them hanging out on the ground rather than jumping up to sit in a higher place.  Some Himalayan cats can have the body of a Siamese.  This would give the Himalayan cat longer legs and a slim body.

himalayan cat

If you want a cat that has no temper, you can count on the Himalayan.  This breed of cat is sweet and kind to almost anyone they meet.  If you have children, they are great with them!  There is no recommendation to let your child pull the Himalayan’s tail, but rest assure your child will have no scratches from this cat breed for no reason.  Himalayans are very smart animals.  They are great indoor cats because they want to be able to give you a feeling of comfort and companionship.  Everyone wants a pet that they can come home and cuddle up with one the couch while they watch television.  Usually, Himalayan cats won’t turn down an offer to be right by your side.  They are considered to be very social with people as well as other cats.  Being able to find a breed of cat that can get along with another breed of cat or even the same breed, is very crucial.  If you decide to have more than just the Himalayan in your house, you will have no worries about cat controversy.  There is one risk factor with the Himalayan and that is their health.  Fortunately, you can have your Himalayan tested for PKD, Polycystic kidney disease, which is a hereditary disease passed down from the Persian blood line.  Other than PKD, the only thing you will have to worry about is if your Himalayan is going to love you to death or not!


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