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Breed Information
Popularity (2014) #27
Name Chartreux
Other names None
Origin France
Size Medium to Large
Coat ShortResilient
Lap Cat Yes
Life span 12-15 years
Temperament AffectionateLoyalIntelligentSocialLivelyPlayful
Weight Male: 10 - 15 poundsFemale: 6 - 11 pounds
Colors BlueSilver
Kitten Price Average $500 - $700 USD
Breed Characteristics
Adaptability 5 stars
Affection Level 5 stars
Child Friendly 4 starsGood With Others: It is usually good with adults, children (6+), and seniors and can be affectionate towards them.
Dog Friendly 5 stars
Energy Level 2 stars
Grooming 5 starsHigh Maintenance: Frequent grooming is advised to keep its coat in top notch shape. Besides spending quality time, grooming will keep the coat clean and healthy and will allow you to check for serious problems. Frequency should be once a week.
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 4 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 5 stars
Stranger Friendly 5 stars
Vocalization 1 starsLow Vocalization: It is known to be very 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 Princess
02 Coco Molly
03 Lucky Angelina
04 Oreo Boo
05 Loki Daisy
06 Gavin Princess
07 Momo Lexi
08 Gizmo Emma
09 Tommy Alice
10 Leo Sasha

The Chartreux is a large, muscular cat with short, relatively fine-boned limbs, big round paws and extremely fast reflexes. It is described as being primitive in type - neither cobby nor classic. The Chartreux is sometimes confused with the British Blue Shorthair, as they are quite similar in appearance. Both breeds are large, robust and full in body, with legs that are slightly shorter in proportion to their bodies. However, the Chartreux is lighter, more slender and more refined than its British counterpart and is never referred to as course or clumsy. The Chartreux has been described as looking like a "potato on toothpicks". Both the Chartreux and the British Blue Shorthair are truly “blue” in coloration, which is not common in domestic cats.

This is a friendly, intelligent, self-confident and affectionate breed, but not intrusively so. Chartreux cats tend to be quiet-voiced and typically do not annoy their owners with constant meowing or crying. They are quite observant and have been known to operate radio buttons and open screen door latches with their faces and paws. Chartreuxs are playful well into their adult years. They are gentle and good with children and other animals. They are non-aggressive and very affectionate. They also are good travelers. Chartreux tend to bond with one person in their household more than others, preferring to be in the general vicinity of that one special person, often following him or her from room to room. However, they are still loving and affectionate to other members of the household.

Children & Other Pets
The tolerant and gentle Chartreux fits nicely in a home with children. He is more likely to walk away than to scratch if he doesn’t like the way he is being handled. Parents with young children should always supervise interactions to make sure the cat isn’t mistreated. He is happy to live with cat-friendly dogs, too, thanks to his amiable disposition. Introduce pets slowly and in controlled circumstances to ensure that they learn to get along together.
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