In this guide
- Chartreux Quick Guide
- Chartreux Video
- About the Breed
- Breed Size & Personality
- Breed Health & Care
- Common Chartreux Questions
About The Chartreux Breed
Famed for their ratting abilities Chartreuxs are thought to originate in France with the earliest recorded date of a “grey cat” in 1558. Once prized for both their fur and ratting ability they became respected after the first World War when a breed standard was written. They were recognised by the Cat Fanciers Association in 1987.
Chartreux cats usually weigh-in at between 5 and 9kg.
A quiet breed the Chartreux does communicate but is certainly no Siamese. A little bit of play and plenty rest is what the Chartreux is all about. A great people watcher the Chartreux is very proficient at dismantling any toy that is put in his path. The Chartreux is socially aware and will pick his moment to interact with guests. A rule follower the Chartreux is no bother.
Chartreux cats are generally heathy however as with all pure breeds there are some conditions to be aware of, in particular, mild patellar luxation.
Caring for a Chartreux
Chartreuxs will require weekly brushing and they shed their coats in Spring so grooming may need to be increased in that period to ensure a full shed. It is also important that the usual checks are done on teeth, nails, eyes and ears.
With Kids & Animals
Chartreuxs are fine with cat friendly dogs, other cats and children as long as they treat him respectfully – teaching children how to correctly pet him will produce a happy cat in the long run. Chartreuxs will usually walk away from any petting that is not to their liking rather than scratching.
5 Common Chartreux Questions
We’ve collated answers to some of the most common Chartreux questions.
Where do Chartreux cats from from?
The Chartreux originates in France.
What colour are Chartreux cats?
Chartreuxs coat can be in any shade of blue-grey.
How long do they live for?
Expected life span is 11-15 years.
Are Chartreux cats hypoallergenic?