The Himalayan cat breed is also known as the Himalayan Persian (or Colourpoint Persian in Europe). This long-haired cat is identical to the Persian, except for its blue eyes and point coloration. These differences came about by crossing a Persian cat with a Siamese cat. Himalayan cats tend to have a round body with short legs. As with Persian cats, there are two face types; one of which has more extreme squashed-looking facial features, as pictured.
Himalayan cats are reportedly peaceful cats who rely on their owners for companionship and protection.