Chausie is a domestic breed that resembles it's ancestor, Felis chaus.
It is rumored htat Chausies ( called Jungle Cat Hybrids at the time) were bred as early as the 1960's. Breeders today do not know if this information is accurate but it is believed that that these cats were bred to
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It wasn't until 1990 when an actual record of of a Jungle Cat breeding occured. A breeder named Sandra Cassalia bred a domestic white female (named Twiggy) to a male Jungle Cat. The resulting kittens were the first "Chausies" on record to be born. Chausies were granted foundation registration status in 1995 with The International Cat Association (TICA).
The breed worked it's way through the New Breed Class in TICA from May 2001 - April 2013.
May 1, 2013 the Chausie is the newest Championship Breed in TICA.