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The Chausie cat, which resembles a small mountain lion, is the result of a crossbreeding of a domestic (often Abyssinian) cat with a wild jungle cat. crossbreeding of a domestic cat (often Abyssinian) with a wild jungle cat. This new breed This new breed is remarkably fearless, but lacks aggression. Their development is slower and may take up to three years to reach full maturity. Built for speed and agility, this breed is extremely active, intelligent and trainable. They are very adventurous and enjoy walking on a leash. Like the Bengals and Savannahs, this breed also enjoys water. This breed will form This breed forms deep bonds with their owners, so it is known that re-homing of this breed.
Long-legged, agile and sculpted, the Chausie is a true athlete in a cat’s body. Graceful and balanced, the Chausie is a large, exotic-looking cat with a long, lean body and seemingly inexhaustible energy. It has a deep chest, a short tail and a sloping muzzle which is offset by angular cheek bones and large tufted ears. The Chausie’s short coat may be brown brindle, solid black or grizzled brindle. Athletic, energetic and active, the Chausie – pronounced Chow-see – seems to be always on the move. He is a calm dog with an even temperament, making him a wonderful family companion. Extroverted, affectionate and energetic, the Chausie bonds closely with his human family and enjoys plenty of playtime; he will probably retain his kittenish personality into adulthood. The Chausie’s history dates back to the ancient Egyptians, who prized these cats for their relaxed demeanour and natural hunting ability. In fact, the Chausie’s name is derived from the Latin name “felis chaus”, which translates as “jungle cat”. The Chausie usually resides from the Nile Valley to the Caspian Sea, as well as in South Asia as far as Vietnam. The breed was so prized that mummified Chausies were discovered in Egyptian tombs where they were buried with their owners to serve as companions in the afterlife. Chausie hybrids began to appear from North America to Southeast Asia when the breed was crossed with domestic cats, such as the Abyssinian, and although this was centuries ago, the first recorded hybrid breeding was in 1990. Since then, breeders have worked to further develop the Chausie, one of the largest domestic cat breeds, which was registered with the International Cat Association in 1995 and fully accepted in 2013.
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