These cats are extremely agile for their size and being natural hunters love to play games. The Chartreux is also known for its beautiful grey-blue colour, woolly double coat, quiet voice, and smiling expression. Highly intelligent, the Chartreux will quickly learn its name and come when you call.
Chartreux make excellent pets, and bond well with everyone in the house. If you are planning to adopt an affectionate, friendly and intelligent cat, then Chartreux is the best choice for you.
Chartreux are attentive, gentle, and adaptable cats who enjoy being with their favourite people.
The Chartreux is a large, sturdy, muscular, statuesque cat with a husky, robust body structure.
More About The Chartreux
The Chartreux is an old natural breed which originated in France.
An old legend surrounds the origins of the Chartreux history and it is said to have been raised as a companion by the Carthusian monks.
Whatever their origin, the presence of this natural breed of cat was noted in documents as early as the 16th century, and was acknowledged for unique coat texture and colour.
Although it is a massive cat, the Chartreux is a very quiet cat having a tiny voice and sweet smiling expression.
Many Chartreux are completely mute; they purr, but cannot meow. Others have a quiet, high pitched meow or chirp although infrequently.
The Chartreux is a large, sturdy, muscular, statuesque cat with a robust body structure. Male Chartreux in particular achieve a hefty bone and substance with females structured on a smaller, finer scale.
This breed is slow maturing with males reaching full size between 12-16 lbs or more in four to five years. Female Chartreux take about three years to reach their full size of 7-10 lbs.
The Chartreux’s short, thick coat is easy to care for with weekly brushing. The coat sheds in the spring and may require extra brushing during that time.
Chartreux are generally healthy, but the following problem has been seen in the breed.
Patellar luxation is a hereditary dislocation of the kneecap that can range from mild to severe. Mild patellar luxation rarely causes problems. Severe cases cause lameness, but can be alleviated with surgery.