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Himalayan/ Colorpoint Persian

Himalayan/ Colorpoint Persian


Himalayan cat (also known as colourpoint Persian) Temperament


Himalayan cats are:

  • Sweet tempered

  • Intelligent

  • Very social

  • Active

  • Helpful


The Himalayan cat (known in Europe as the colourpoint Persian) makes a wonderful pet, more than happy to stay in not only in your company but in your lap. Sweet tempered, they are calm and gentle but have a lovely playful side as well, happy to toss a cat toy or simply chase a ball of paper for hours.

Always helpful when it comes to making beds, tidying up, reading the Sunday papers. Expressive with a melodious voice all they require from their humans is love, affection, to be petted and regularly groomed.


Where does the Himalayan/ Colorpoint Persian come from?


The Himalayan cat originates from Persia (now Iran and Iraq) where the cats had a longer coat. The breed was brought to Europe by the Phoenicians and the Romans.


What type of Body does the Himalayan/ Colorpoint Persian have i.e. coat, patterns etc?


The Himalayan cat body characteristics include:

  • Medium to large in size

  • Cobby body type

  • Large head with a thick neck

  • Large round eyes set far apart

  • Small and round tipped ears set far apart and low on the head

  • The tail is thick and short but perfectly in proportion with the body

  • Extremely long fluffy fur

  • Dark blue eyes


The Himalayan cat is very much a Persian in body and coat but the pattern, colour and striking blue eyes of the Siamese. The body of the Himalayan cat should be a uniform colour with the points on the ears, legs, feet, tail and face.

They come in a wide variety of colours beginning with seal, blue, chocolate and lilac points. Following on cam the tortie and flame points, blue-cream, cream, and lynx. The Himalayan cat should you choose this for your pet or you may wish to show your animal is a serious commitment to take on as they require grooming as much as three times a day a baths can be required up to every other day.


History of the Himalayan/ Colorpoint Persian?


The Himalayan cat is a man made breed between a Persian and Siamese. The Persian for the body and longhaired coat and Siamese for the striking blue eyes and variety in colour. This breed was recognised as a breed in its own right in the 1950’s and has become a firm favourite over the years.


Food the Himalayan/ Colorpoint Persian eats?


The Himalayan cat will eat normal cat foods whether it’s a tined food or biscuit. You must always follow recommended feeding guidelines for your breed of cat.


Is the Himalayan/ Colorpoint Persian an indoor or outdoor cat?


The Himalayan cat is an indoor or outdoor cat but they prefer to spend the majority of their time in the company of their humans.


Does the Himalayan/ Colorpoint Persian have health problem?


The Himalayan cat is generally a healthy cat but as with all pets she will benefit from annual health checks to make sure kidney and liver function are normal and also for any tooth decay from about 8 years onwards. For more details, click here.

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