The Himalayan Cat has the appearance of the Persian but with a colourpointed coat. Its medium to large-sized frame has a cobby structure. It has a round head and the same smushed-in face characteristic of the Persian. As such, it is also brachycephalic.
The Himmie’s round eyes can be green, blue, or copper. Its coat, which is lighter on the torso and darker on the extremities, can be chocolate, seal, lilac, blue, flame, and cream. The shading is noticeably darker on its extremities—ears, mask, tail, legs, and feet. The Himalayan’s fur can be short or long, with the long-haired variety making it look fluffier. The short-haired types, however, are rather longer-haired than the typical short-haired cat. As such, the Himmie tends to have a fluffy, plush appearance.
As the Himalayan Cat has a double coat that is longer-haired than other feline breeds, grooming needs to be done daily. This kitty must be brushed daily to prevent matting and keep its coat in good condition. Its eyes also need to be wiped regularly to prevent tear staining and stickiness in the eye area.