Welcome to Chartreux Cat Club UK
The French Chartreux is a very old breed which still differs very little from its ancient ancestors. Initially lesser-known in the UK, the Chartreux, with its blue-grey coat, captivating gold to copper-coloured eyes, and friendly temperament, has steadily gained popularity here. Its combination of qualities makes it a wonderful choice for a family pet and a fitting candidate for Championship shows.
This is a large, handsome, muscular cat with a dense double coat of greyish-blue fur and a sweet, smiling expression. Slow to mature, males take 4-5 years to mature fully, and females 3-4 years. The males are much larger and more thickset than the females, who are often much more dainty and more finely boned. They are agile, supple cats with extremely quick reflexes, capable of catching a flying object out of the air.
Chartreux are amiable companions, highly intelligent, calm and adaptable. They are sometimes described as ‘dog-cats’; they can learn to fetch a ball if bothered. They tend to bond with one person in the household, though they are still loving and affectionate towards the other members. They are always ready for a scratch behind the ears and a nuzzle. They like routine, keeping their own schedule, which may even include reminding their owners at exactly the right time that it is now time for some food. They are also known for their good health, longevity, and low incidence of hereditary health issues.
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