Life Span Of A Chartreux Cat , Inbreeding Problems With Chartreux Cat

Life Span Of A Chartreux Cat

Life Span Of A Chartreux Cat

The breed of Chartreux has been in existence from as long back as the sixteenth century. It is believed that the monks belonging to the ‘Order of Kartuizer monks’ bred them in the hilly areas of France in order to keep the rodents in the monastry at bay. More...

Inbreeding Problems With Chartreux Cat

Inbreeding Problems With Chartreux Cat

The origin of the Chartreux cats is traced to the hilly areas of France called ‘Grand Chartreuse’. The monks belonging to the ‘Order of the Kartuizer monks’ which was established in this region are believed to have bred this cat in order to keep many rodents at bay. Soon, these cats were brought to Paris and by the eighteenth century the short haired blue colored cats came to be called ‘Chartreux’ in most books and articles . This breed found popularity in most parts of France and Belgium. But over time, these felines have gained popularity in many parts of Germany, Holland, the US and Portugal. More...

 

How Much Does Chartreux Cat Cost ?

How Much Does Chartreux Cat Cost ?

The breed of Chartreux is muscular and large sized. They have fine-boned limbs and big sized paws as well. They are very attractive, have good reflexes, make good hunters, intelligent and alert. They have a coat which is slightly bluish in color, expressive and sharp golden or copper colored eyes, and erect ears. Their uniqueness lies in their long and tapering muzzle which gives an impression of the cat smiling. Hence the alternate name, ‘smiling cat’. More...