Another vote for a raggie here! As said they require less maintance (from what I hear, I'm only stating what I know of raggies, and heard of himis, I have never had a himi, but I raise ragdolls) Their coats vary, they should be a more medium coat then long, except tail, neck, ect. They are supposed to have rabbit soft fur and less mating. The ones with the longer coats to look more like himi and persians are more out crossed. My queen has the shorter coat and it's been busy here I have to admit she hasn't seen a brush in atleast a month
Not one matt on her any where. My spayed girl has the longer coat, so she gets brushed more often, she will matt under her arm, so for now she has only being brushed about once a week
. I also feel they are wonderful with children, don't know about himi temperment with children, i'm sure they are good too, but my four year old loves ours, she tries so hard to carry them around, but since they all weigh 12 pounds and up she just drags them, they never bite or scratch or even try and get away to hide. They do tend to bond more with one member then the rest and will follow them from room to room, (although when their person isn't available any lap will do) mine all catch me in the bathroom, they know I am immobile, so I have to pet them so I have 5 little peeping toms watching me pee. They act like dogs, if some one knocks on the door the run and greet who ever it is. I don't have a dog, but most of the new families that have adopted kittens from me do have dogs and other cats and said they have adjusted really well and really quickly to their families, so I find they are easier to adjust to any new living situation, from an only pet in an apartment to one of many cats and dogs in a huge farm house.
I sold a kitten to some one one this site, and they have other cats a dog and a puppy, and now he plays with the puppy and chase each other, I don't think it was a long time adjusting either. I do feel a ragdoll will be a better choice, but I don't think you will be dissapointed with either breed they are both great cats
Good luck, and post pics when you get one (especially if you get a raggie