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Breed Information
Popularity (2014) #
Name Chausie
Other names Nile Cat
Origin Egypt
Size Medium to Large
Coat ShortUndercoatSoft
Lap Cat No
Life span 12-14 years
Temperament AffectionateIntelligentPlayfulSocial
Weight Male: 9 - 15 poundsFemale: 7 - 10 pounds
Colors BlackSolid blackBlack grizzled tabbyBrownSilver
Kitten Price Average $400 - $600 USD
Breed Characteristics
Adaptability 5 stars
Affection Level 5 stars
Child Friendly 4 starsGood With Others: It is usually good with everyone and can be very affectionate towards them.
Dog Friendly 5 stars
Energy Level 4 stars
Grooming 3 starsModerate Maintenance: Regular grooming is advised to keep its coat in good shape. It stimulates circulation, massages the skin, and removes debris and loose hair.
Health Issues 1 starsGenerally Healthy: It doesn't have as many known illnesses and conditions as other cats. Best for owners who do not want to worry about long-term medical costs.Hypoallergenic: No
Intelligence 5 stars
Shedding 3 starsModerate Shedding: Expect this cat to shed moderately. By providing it proper nutrition, regular grooming, and keeping the shedding contained to a small area, like a pet bed, will minimize shedding and make it more manageable.
Social Needs 3 stars
Stranger Friendly 4 stars
Vocalization 1 starsLow Vocalization: It is known to be quiet. Therefore, owners shouldn't be concerned of excessive and undesirable crying or meowing, especially at night.
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Kitten Names
Rank Male Female
01 Mikesch Ella
02 Zeus Maisy
03 Coco Angel
04 Blade Amora
05 Felix Lulu
06 Tigger Daisy
07 Alex Olivia
08 Aaron Tippy
09 Apollo Athena
10 Smudge Alice

Chausies are bred to be medium to large in size, as compared to traditional domestic breeds. Most Chausies are a little smaller than a male Maine Coon, for example, but larger than a Siamese. Adult Chausie males typically weigh 9 to 15 pounds. Adult females are usually 7 to 10 pounds. However, because Chausies are built for running and jumping, they tend to be built like basketball players. They are long-bodied and leggy. They often appear quite large, but they weigh less than one would expect. The TICA Chausie breed standard allows three colors: solid black, black grizzled tabby, and black (a.k.a. brown) ticked tabby. Because the Chausie breed is relatively new, Chausies are still frequently born that have a variety of other colors and patterns, and they make wonderful pets. However, only the three permissible colors are considered ideal. Only cats in the three permissible colors can be entered in new breed classes at cat shows, and only the three colors will be eligible eventually for championship classes.

Although a descendant of a wild cat, the Chausies are very active, interactive and assertive by nature. They love people and their company. They are known to be excellent jumpers and for their hunting skills. They need your time and attention, especially for some interactive play sessions. They would jump, run and leap into the air while playing. They need cat toys to play with and a separate area dedicatedly for their adventure moments. The fearless character of this breed tends to land them into trouble if these cats are allowed to go outside. These curious felines would learn to open doors and go out, often ending in some mischief. But they are intelligent and alert, and would easily pick up commands from their owners. These cats are ready to please their owners, and are similar to dogs in loyalty. They are mostly one-man cats, and would prefer to spend every moment with his most-loved person in the household. Although, they are affectionate with other members as well.

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