The first Himalayan cat was created during 1930 by Dr. Clyde Keller from the medical department of Harvard and Virginia Comb, breeder and grower of Newton cattery. Their goal was the study of the theory of genetics and heredity and not the creation of a new cat breed. The main idea was the crossing of Persian and Siamese cats so as to create a cat with long fur, just like the Persian breed, but with the Siamese cat’s odd colors. Cats of these breed are shy at first but they are affectionate, smart and sociable. Their voice is sweet, soft and melodic (even though you can rarely hear it) and their eyes can become expressive when they want to. This animal likes routine, calm and safety. Their nice and affectionate character as well as their attachment to humans makes it hard for them to survive the city life. In contrast to other cat breeds this one doesn’t feel the need to explore nature, it prefers peacefulness at home and human friendship.