Himalayan cats, otherwise known as “Himmies,” are a hybrid breed of Persian and Siamese cats. The result is a beautiful feline with a long, silky, Persian-like and Siamese coat-like pointed coloration and bright blue eyes.
Medium to large in size, the stocky, thick-bodied Himalayan cat has a broad, deep chest, rounded abdomen and strong bones. A healthy Himalayan should feel muscular and strong, but not too chubby.
Despite their larger size, Himalayans can be considered a “gentle giant” of the cat world. They love the attention and affection of their owners, have gentle, temperate personalities, and are very playful. However, if you are looking for a low maintenance cat, a Himalayan may not be the right choice for you, their long silky coats require daily care.