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Himalayan

Himalayan Profile

Lifespan: 15-18 Years

Avg height: 25-30 cms

Avg weight Female: 3.5-5.4 kg

Avg weight Male: 5.4-6 kg

Coat type: Thick long glossy coat.

Coat colours and body type: This large heavy boned cat breed has a flat face and comes in chocolate, seal, lilac, blue, black, flame, red, cream, tortoiseshell, frost, silver, golden, brown, fawn, cinnamon.  

Grooming required: High - daily brush, and wipe face of tears to avoid skin irritation.

Similar Breeds: Persian.

Health Profile: Brachycephalic, polycystic kidney disease (PKD), respiratory difficulty, excessive tear production, facial skin irritation, heat sensitive. 

 

Himalayan temperament

The Himalayan breed is particularly placid and quite malleable in demeanour. They will adjust to a new routine very easily and get along with other pets and children.