This is one of my favorite breeds. They are gentle and social. Himmies are a cross between Siamese and Persians. From the Persians they receive their sweet temperament and long hair. From the Siamese their blue eyes and points. Himmies are the only Persians with points. These points are the darker colors on the tips of their fur and come in flame, lilac, chocolate and seal colors.
They do need some upkeep. Unless you plan on lion cuts, Himmies need constant grooming and their eyes washed daily.
Himalayans have short heads and flat faces, and prone to hairballs. On the plus side, they are wonderful with children and good with other cats. If you don't mind the maintenance, they're a great pet.
Interested? Check out petfinder.com or your local rescue or shelter.
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