The Himalayan was first accepted for competition in 1957.
However, it wasn't until the 1965-66 show season that CFA began reporting best of
breed winners. The number of breed winners has varied over the years - the table below
gives a breakdown as to what awards were given in any particular show season.
|1965-66 thru 1969-70
||Best of Breed, Best Opposite Sex
|1970-71 thru 1977-78
||Best of Breed only
|1978-79 thru 1996-97
||Best of Breed, 2nd Best of Breed
|1997-98 thru present
||Best of Breed, 2nd Best of Breed,
3rd Best of Breed
The first Himalayan to earn a Breed Win was GC, BW Chestermere Kinuba of
Nevah-Tep, a blue point male, who was best of breed in both the 1965-66 and
1966-67 show season.
In the 2001-02 show season, a new award was instituted by CFA - the Breed Winner (BW) award. This award
is given only to the National Best of Breed winner each year, and is also being
added retroactively to past year's breed winners. Although CFA is still in the
process of adding this title, those cats who were Best of Breed since the Himalayan
was first recognized will be identified with the BW on this site.
For more details, including links to photos (when available) and pedigrees, see the
Himalayan CFA Breed Winners: