Chausie (read: czausi) is a hybrid of a domestic cat with an Asian wild mudcat, Jungle Cat.
Chausie cat is extremely active and brave. Attached to her guardians, very sociable. Very smart. They learn quickly – they can learn to open doors and cabinets. They are everywhere where something happens. They love to be in the center of events. They shouldn’t be let loose outside – there is a high risk that they will not come back. Provide them with a lot of interactive play. The presence of a man at home is very important. This is not a cat for those who spend their entire days away from home. When they get bored, they can be destructive. They are not recommended for a home with small children – if we allow these cats with children, it is only under the supervision of a guardian. A breed for an experienced catcatcher, they have inherited not only their appearance but also their passion for running,
Chausie cat. Advantages and disadvantages
not suitable for children
only an experienced catwoman
released freely outside can escape – it is better to walk him on a leash
he doesn’t like loneliness
bored can be devastating
large differences in the size and appearance of individual individuals
not requiring care
friendly and sociable
loves all activity, fun
Chausie cat. Health
Strong and healthy breed. There are few cases of gluten intolerance – then a diet without cereals is recommended.
Easy – just comb the coat once a week.
The jungle cat, the wild ancestors of chaus, were found mummified in Egypt. In the homes of the ancient Egyptians, both a mudcat and a Nubian cat lived. The marsh cat was taken on the hunt, immortalized in paintings, and finally mummified. It is true that they lost the competition with the wild Nubian cat (Felis lybica) and it was not them but the Nubian cat became the beginning of domestic cats, but it was the Jungle cat that was the prototype of the statues of the goddess Bastet – pointed large ears, slim and graceful silhouette. Felis chaus originally inhabited northern Africa, Southwest Asia up to India and then to Thailand. Sporadic crossbreeds between the house cat and the mudcat sporadically occurred in this area.
It is no accident that Chausie was founded in the United States. Americans are known for their fascination with wild felids. They breed servals, wildcats, caracals and other wild cats at home. The Chausie breeding program aimed to propose a milder alternative – cats that look wild but fully domestic cats. The first Chausie individuals were bred in the 1960s and 1970s. The program was abandoned and returned to it in the 9o years. Originally, many different breeds of a domestic cat were used for crossbreeds with the mudcat (e.g. Bengal cats, Egyptian mau, Oriental shorthair, ocicates, ordinary short-haired cats and Abyssinian cats), eventually, only crossbreeds with Abyssinian cat and short-haired cat were accepted. Generations since F3 are recognized as Chausie. The breed registered in TICA in 1995, fully recognized by her (Championship status) on May 1, 2013. She is not recognized by FIFe. First Chausie was brought to Poland in 2008 by Walhalla * PL Poznan kennel.
Chausie cat – chausie – breeds not recognized by FIFe
Size: medium to large, twice the size of a domestic cat, comparable in size to a Maine Coon; males clearly bigger than a kitten
Weight: 7-11 kg
General appearance: tall, slim, full of elegance, flexible, created for running
Head: quite large, wedge-shaped, forehead high, convex; strong chin; high set cheekbones
Nose: Medium to wide
Ears: large, set high, wide at the base, rounded at the ends, sometimes with brushes at the ends
Eyes: expressive, medium-sized, oval, preferably golden or yellow; acceptable nutty or light green
Torso: Set on high, elongated, shapely, with well-defined muscles; makes an elegant impression; broad chest, long limbs, medium-thick bone, hindleg longer than forelegs; medium-sized, round feet
Tail: moderately thick, relatively short (2/3 of the body length)
Coat: thick, short and close-fitting, delicate undercoat and hard coat
Color: three types of coat are allowed: black (solid black), golden-brown (brown ticked tabby) and silver-black (silver tipped); the latter occurs only in Abyssinians and chaos; on the face and tail of tabby meaning, the abdomen may be lighter and spotted; kittens often have stripes or spots on the fur; fading with age
Activity: very active, lively, likes to run, constantly on the move
Chausie is also called: Jungle Curl, Stone Cougar, Mountain Cougar. It looks like a miniature puma. He is a cat created for running and jumping. He can jump vertically up to a height of 2 meters. Breeders try to maintain in these cats the characteristics of wild kinsmen, i.e. size and strong build, clear brushes on the ears and black, gold or silver color – at the same time as a domestic purr.
Male individuals of the F1 generation (the first crossbreed of the domestic cat with the mudcat) up to the F4 generation are usually sterile. Only cats from the F3 generation can take part in exhibitions. They grow and mature long – reach their full size around 2-3 years old. Most often, they use crosswords Abyssinian cat because of similar color and activity to the mudcat. However, Abyssinians are definitely smaller.