The Himalayan cat is one of the more popular domestic cat breeds. It is also one of the long-haired cat breeds. Some interesting things that you may not know about this breed include:


Whenever we talk about cats, we like to know where they originated from. The origin is marked by the area as well as the breed of their descendants.

Himalayan Cat Quick Facts

  • Scientific name: Felis catus
  • Weight: 7 to 12 pounds
  • Average Lifespan: 10- 15 years
  • Origin: North America
  • Fun Facts: The Himalayan cats do not climb on counters, curtains, and other surfaces, like other cats.

There are various reasons for learning about the geographical origin. One popular one is because you want to know whether the name has anything to do with the origin.

Often times, it actually does. The Himalayan cat has its ancestry in the United States, that is, North America.

The history surrounding how these cats were bred strongly points to the fact that the cat’s breeding started in the United States.

Attempts to breed the cat also began in England. The Himalayan’s breeding efforts were suspended during World War II.

When it comes to cat history, sometimes you find different stories placing the cat’s origin in different places.

With the Himalayan cat, at least the region is narrowed down to North America despite the fact that some still claim that the cats are native to the United Kingdom.