Himalayan Cats & Kittens for Sale

Despite what their name suggests, Himalayan cats do not originate from the Asian mountain range. Instead, this beautiful, fluffy feline is a crossbreed between the Persian and the Siamese, combining the Persian's long, silky coat with the Siamese's colour-point pattern and blue eyes.

Himalayan cats were first produced in the USA in the 1930s. Shortly after, British breeders also began producing this hybrid, known today as the Colorpoint Longhair. They were recognised as their own breed in the 1950s, and since then, their popularity amongst cat lovers has grown immensely.

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Meet the Himalayan

Himalayan cats, affectionately known as "Himmies", are medium to large size felines. They have stocky bodies with solid bones, short legs, broad chests, and rounded bellies. As fully grown adults, Himalayan cats usually weigh between 8 and 12 pounds. When well cared for, most Himmies will live for 8 to 12 years, with some living up to 15.

Himalayan cats inherit the best qualities of the Persian and Siamese breeds. They have a long, silky double-layer coat with a colour-point patterning. The majority of the fur on their body is white or cream, but the points can be one of several shades, including seal, red/flame, blue, chocolate, or lilac. Because they have a dense undercoat and long outer hairs, their fur can tangle and mat easily. Therefore, you should brush or comb it every day to keep it in top condition.

Like Persians, Himalayan cats have a round head with a "doll-face" and flat nose. However, some Himalayan cats are bred from peke-faced Persians, so they have more squashed-like facial features. What's more, Himmies inherit the Siamese's striking blue large, round eyes.

The temperament of a Himalayan cat

Himalayan cats are super friendly and affectionate, and like their Persian parents, have a sweet and gentle nature. Still, due to their Siamese heritage, they are social, intelligent and have a very playful side, too. They are significantly more active than Persians but calmer than Siamese, creating an even-temperament, which is what makes them a fabulous indoor kitty.

Thankfully, Himmies did not inherit the Siamese's highly vocal trait, and they are generally pretty quiet felines. They do crave attention from their owners, though and love to be petted. This love of physical contact makes daily grooming a breeze, as it becomes a ritual that they look forward to.

Being a hybrid of both a calm and an active breed means that Himalayan cats can go from one extreme to another. For example, this kitty could be lying in the sun, relaxed one minute, and then suddenly go crazy and start running around. Even so, their playful bursts are generally short, and they only require a couple of quick play sessions each day. Plus, they are easily entertained, so provided they have plenty of toys and scratch posts, Himmies are pretty good at keeping themselves entertained.

Himalayans often become incredibly loyal to their owners and love to lay on the laps of their humans. They are also a very adaptable breed with a good amount of independence. They generally do okay when left alone for short periods, but they do get lonely too. How long you can leave your Himmie alone will depend on their specific personality.

10 reasons to add a Himalayan to your family

  1. They are the perfect mix - Himalayan cats possess the Persians and Siamese best traits, which results in an idyllic temperament and appearance.
  2. They are incredibly glamorous - Their long, silky coat combined with their gorgeous colour-point pattern makes one beautiful, elegant-looking feline.
  3. They have so much love to give - Himmies are full of affection and are not afraid to share it. Plus, as they have a reasonably calm nature, they enjoy sitting on their owner's lap and snuggling up on the sofa.
  4. They are not aggressive - Thanks to their Persian heritage, Himalayan cats are pretty docile. They do not act aggressively towards anyone, including children and other animals. If they feel threatened, this breed will run and hide rather than lash out.
  5. They will entertain you with their energetic bursts - Himmies love to play, especially as kittens, and you'll have many laughs watching them go crazy with a toy mouse or ripping up a piece of cardboard.
  6. They won't jump on your kitchen counters - Due to their short legs, these cats aren't jumpers and prefer to stay on ground level. Therefore, they won't jump up onto the table while you're eating or knock down all the books on your shelves.
  7. Their colouring comes as a surprise - Himalayan cats are not born with their colour-point but develop it as they grow. As a kitten, it's hard to see their exact shading, but their complete colouring is visible by the time they reach 2 years.
  8. The climate can also determine their colouring - Interestingly, how light or dark a Himmie's colour-point is, depends on the temperature of their environment. Those who live in colder climates tend to have darker colour points.
  9. They are quiet felines - If you love Siamese cats, but their loudness puts you off, a Himmie makes an ideal alternative as they are much quieter!
  10. They love to be part of the family - Himalayans may be wary of strangers, but they develop strong bonds with their owners and love to be involved in family life.

Best homes for a Himalayan cat

Being friendly, social, and adaptable felines, Himalayan cats do well in most types of homes. They do not have high exercise or playtime needs, but they do require grooming every day. Even so, a quick comb through their luxurious coat is usually sufficient, and once you get into the habit of doing it, you'll find it doesn't take too much time or effort.

Because they are so affectionate and love to be petted, Himalayan cats are ideal for someone looking for a furry friend to relax and watch the evening soaps with. However, some Himmies can display the shyness of the Persian breed, so they may not enjoy living in loud, busy environments. What's more, some Himmies are not too fond of strangers and visitors to the house.

Since Himalayan cats are pretty docile, they generally get along with other well-behaved cats and dogs. They do not display any aggressive behaviour toward other animals or children. In fact, as they are so affectionate, they tend to welcome attention from young kids, as long as they do not roughly handle them.

Frequently Asked Questions About Himalayan Kittens

Why should I choose a Himalayan kitten from The Pedigree Paws rather than elsewhere?
Although kitten mills may be illegal, there are still breeders operating that are unlicensed and not certified. Buying a kitten from one of the rogue breeders is not advisable. These kittens are often in poor health, have suffered neglect, or are not well socialised. This is why at The Pedigree Paws, we ensure that we work with the only fully licensed and certified Ragdoll breeders from Great Britain and throughout Europe. So if you’re confused about who to trust and where to purchase a kitten from, rest assured that by choosing a Himalayan kitten from us, you will get a healthy, well cared for, and fully socialised pet.
Is a Himalayan the right kitten for me?
Himalayan kittens display the ideal balance between sweet and cuddly and playful and intelligent. This makes them a fabulous fit for different homes and families. Himalayan cats do have some level of independence, but they get lonely too. Therefore, this is not the best breed for someone who spends most of the day out of the home. Himalayans can make awesome lap cats who you can relax with during the evenings. Still, they are not lazy by any means and will entertain you with their crazy antics. However, bear in mind, as descendants of Persians, Himalayan cats are not the most confident around strangers or in busy environments where people are continuously coming and going.
Is The Pedigree Paws trustworthy?
Reputable and ethical pet breeders are not also easy to find. As loving pet owners, we experienced this struggle ourselves, which is why we built a matchmaking agency that you can fully trust. At The Pedigree Paws, we always operate fully transparently, and we pride ourselves in selecting and working with the best breeders around. We made it our mission to help cat lovers bring a new kitten home without stress or hassle. We’re delighted with the success stories we have received from hundreds of previous happy customers who are glad they chose The Pedigree Paws to assist them.
Are the Himalayan kittens from The Pedigree Paws healthy?
Every Himalayan kitten on our website has had a thorough medical check-up with a licensed vet and has no health concerns. The kitten’s parents have also had medical examinations and DNA checks to eliminate the possibility of any genetic diseases. What’s more, to make things as effortless as possible for you, the breeder deworms, vaccinates and fits your new Himalayan kitten with a microchip before sending them to you.
When can I receive my new Himalayan kitten?
We disagree with kittens leaving their mothers until they are fully weaned and 100% ready psychologically. Removing them before they are ready comes with far too many risks, impacting their wellbeing and development well into adulthood. Because of this, all Himalayan kittens stay with their mum and siblings until they are at least eight weeks old but preferably 10-13 weeks.
Can I see the parents of my Himalayan kitten before purchase?
Yes, we recommend that you see the parents of your Himalayan kitten before making a purchase, and we will help you arrange this. Not only does seeing the parents in good condition reassure you that your kitten will be healthy, but you get to see that the kitten is 100% Himalayan. So, before you make the purchase, we’ll arrange for you to virtually meet your Himalayan kitten’s parents via a video call.
Will I receive the pedigree documents of my Himalayan kitten?
Yes, part of our promise is to send official pedigree documents with the Himalayan kitten. The pedigree documents will come from a top worldwide organisation, such as GCCF, TICA, and FIFe, which are all recognised globally. However, the exact registration you receive depends on where the breeder is based.
Do these Himalayan kittens come from good breeders?
No breeder can list their kittens on The Pedigree Paws before doing two things. First, they need to show that their business meets the strict animal welfare policies of top international pedigree and breeding organisations. Then, they need to meet our extensive requirements, too. One of the most important things for us as animal lovers is that all our partner breeders treat their kittens like their own. We also ensure that they dedicate time and effort to socialise them and prepare them for their forever home.
Are your Himalayan kittens raised in a family home or a breeding facility?
We strongly believe that all kittens need to spend the first two months of their life with their mother and littermates in a family home. This environment is crucial for producing friendly, well-socialised pets as it mimics their forever home. Plus, by living with the breeder’s family, they get familiar with interacting with people. Commercial breeding facilities operate in the opposite way, keeping animals in cages with minimal human content. Of course, this unethical environment makes it much harder for them to adapt to their new home and owners. Therefore, we never work with any breeder that does not share our beliefs and does not raise kittens as family pets from the very start.
How can I help my Himalayan kitten settle into their new home?
Himalayan cats are pretty adaptable but can be shy when they first meet someone new. What’s more, leaving their mum and siblings is a significant sudden change for any kitten, so it is always worth helping them settle and adjust. To do this, we recommend that you ask the breeder to send your new Himmie with something containing its mother’s scent, such as a blanket. The smell contains pheromones that act as a calming aid for kittens, allowing them to feel safe. We also suggest keeping your new kitten in one room for a day or two to adjust to you and the new smells. Then, once they seem settled and confident, you can slowly introduce them to the rest of the house.