Chartreux Cat Breed: History, Temperament & Health Issues
The Chartreux At A Glance:
Place Of Origin: France
Dates Of Origin: Pre-18th Century
Average Weight Range: 7-17 lbs.
Temperament Of The Chartreux: Calmly Attentive, Quiet.
Breed Colors Of The Chartreux: Blue Self
A keen observer of life, the Chartreux is a tolerant breed, less talkative than most, with a high-pitched meow and a rarely used chirp. A big, late-maturing cat, the Charteux is also a good hunter, if not a fighter: individuals tend to withdraw from conflict rather than display aggression.
History Of The Chartreux:
The Chartreux's ancestors arrived in France by ship, possibly from Syria. By the 1700's, it was known as the "cat of France". After World War 2 it became almost extinct and was reestablished by outcrossing survivors with blue Persians and blue British Shorthairs. The Chartreux reached North America in the 1970's.
Common Chartreux Health Issues:
Luxating Patella (Kneecap)
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