Characteristics

  • Playfulness
  • Activity Level
  • Friendliness to Other Pets
  • Friendliness to Children
  • Grooming Requirements
  • Vocality
  • Need for attention
  • Affection towards owners
  • Docility
  • Intelligence
  • Independence
  • Hardiness

History and Origins

The Himalayan cat, often affectionately known as the "Himmie," is a breed that emerged in the 1930s through the efforts of breeders aiming to create a Persian-type cat with the striking point coloration of the Siamese. The successful crossbreeding between Persians and Siamese cats led to the Himalayan's distinctive appearance, combining the lush coat and solid build of the Persian with the Siamese's beautiful blue eyes and color points. Official recognition of the breed came in the 1950s, and since then, the Himalayan has been cherished for both its stunning looks and its gentle demeanor, becoming a beloved companion in homes around the world.

Personality

Himalayan cats inherit the best of both their Persian and Siamese lineage, displaying a calm, affectionate nature paired with occasional playful bursts reminiscent of their Siamese ancestors. They are known for being gentle, serene companions who thrive on human interaction and affection. Himalayans tend to form strong bonds with their families, often choosing a favorite person to shadow. While they can be reserved around strangers, their loyalty and love for their chosen humans are unwavering, making them excellent pets for those seeking a devoted feline friend.

Nutrition and Feeding

Optimal health for a Himalayan cat involves a balanced diet rich in high-quality proteins and essential nutrients to support their long, luxurious coat and overall well-being. Given their relatively sedentary lifestyle, it's crucial to manage portion sizes to prevent obesity. Wet food can help maintain hydration, while dry food may aid in dental health. It's important to tailor their diet to their age, activity level, and any specific health concerns, with regular consultations with a veterinarian to ensure their nutritional needs are met.

Grooming and Care

The Himalayan's beautiful, long coat requires regular grooming to stay soft and tangle-free. Daily brushing is recommended to prevent mats and remove loose hairs, which also helps minimize hairballs. Their facial structure necessitates regular cleaning of the eyes to prevent tear staining, and their ears should be checked and cleaned regularly to avoid buildup. While grooming demands commitment, it also provides an opportunity for bonding and can be a pleasurable experience for both the cat and owner.

Specific Needs

Himalayans share the brachycephalic facial structure of Persians, making them prone to certain respiratory and dental issues. A clean, indoor environment is crucial to protect their health, as their coat is not suited to outdoor life. Additionally, their calm demeanor means they can easily become overweight without proper exercise and diet management. Providing interactive toys and engaging in play can help ensure they remain active and healthy.

Training

While not as active as some breeds, Himalayans are intelligent and capable of learning basic commands, tricks, and litter box habits. They respond well to positive reinforcement, such as praise and treats. Early socialization and gentle handling can help them become well-adjusted adults, comfortable with grooming and veterinary visits. Despite their laid-back nature, Himalayans enjoy mental stimulation through puzzle toys and gentle play.

Need to Know

Prospective Himalayan cat owners should be prepared for the grooming and health care commitment these cats require. Understanding their quiet, affectionate nature is key to providing a loving and suitable home. Himalayans make ideal companions for those who appreciate their tranquil presence and are willing to invest time in their care. With the right attention to their dietary, grooming, and health needs, Himalayans can be a joyful addition to any family, offering beauty, companionship, and unconditional love.

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5

Our experience with Purebredkitties was wonderful! Communication was great, and we even got to FaceTime with our kitten before bringing her home. She was exactly as we expected and is already doing great with our family after just two days. One small note is that pedigree papers weren't included and cost extra, which was a bit pricey since she arrived spayed. Overall, even though it was expensive, it was worth it. The quality and size of our kitten are amazing!

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5

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5

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Hannah L.

5

The whole journey to bring our fluffy bundle of joy home was fantastic. Maria is incredibly kind and always ready to answer all our questions. I really appreciate how seriously they take the health of the cats. Our kitten arrived with a minor case of the sniffles, likely from the airport travel, but it was easily and quickly resolved. Plus, the video call we had to meet our little guy beforehand was a wonderful way to get a glimpse of his personality and feel confident in our decision. I'm definitely recommending Purebred Kitties to all my friends who are looking to get their own Maine Coon.

Arki V.

5

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Stephanie M.

5

Adopting our new kitten from Purebred Kitties was a wonderful experience. The process was smooth and clear, leaving no room for confusion. Alona's kindness and genuine care shone through as she promptly answered all my questions. Thanks to the whole team, our new furry family member is now home and already cherished beyond words!

Tara E.

5

I am absolutely thrilled with my experience! The team provided instant clarification and communication, showing true compassion every step of the way. The video calls reassured me that this company is trustworthy. The caring consultants seamlessly connected me with the breeder, making the entire process smooth and efficient.

Marcus R.

5

Purebredkitties has been absolutely wonderful. They made everything so easy and stress-free. Adoption specialist Kim A was fantastic, always going the extra mile to help me. She even responded to my email at 3 am her time! 😊 This whole experience has been truly heartwarming and rewarding.

Kelti P.

5

Our experience with Purebredkitties was wonderful! Communication was great, and we even got to FaceTime with our kitten before bringing her home. She was exactly as we expected and is already doing great with our family after just two days. One small note is that pedigree papers weren't included and cost extra, which was a bit pricey since she arrived spayed. Overall, even though it was expensive, it was worth it. The quality and size of our kitten are amazing!

Patty A.

5

The whole experience of adopting a pet with this fantastic team has been nothing short of wonderful. Now, I have the joy of being a devoted pet mom to a gorgeous kitten I named Princess. I'm already looking forward to adopting another fur baby with Maria's help in the future. I'm absolutely thrilled and can't thank you all enough!

Meldi F.

5

Proud mom of four Sphynx kitties! I adopted all of my adorable feline friends from Maria at purebredkitties.com, and I couldn’t be happier. Each one is a treasure, and working with Maria has been an absolute delight!

Hannah L.

5

The whole journey to bring our fluffy bundle of joy home was fantastic. Maria is incredibly kind and always ready to answer all our questions. I really appreciate how seriously they take the health of the cats. Our kitten arrived with a minor case of the sniffles, likely from the airport travel, but it was easily and quickly resolved. Plus, the video call we had to meet our little guy beforehand was a wonderful way to get a glimpse of his personality and feel confident in our decision. I'm definitely recommending Purebred Kitties to all my friends who are looking to get their own Maine Coon.

Arki V.

5

I recently welcomed my second Sphynx from Purebred Kitties, and just like my first experience, everything went perfectly. This time around was just as smooth and delightful. I adore both of my cats—they're healthy, have amazing personalities, and are absolutely precious.

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