Championship Status in The International Cat Association (TICA) May 1, 2013
Chausie, pronounced "chow-see,"
is a domestic breed of cat should resemble it's non-domestic ancestor, Felis chaus. Accordingly, the Chausie,
is a tall, long legged, leand and supple cat. It is built for running and jumping over water, reed beds and other obsticle-filled terrain. Like a basketball player, the Chausie is ectomorphic, with musculature and lanky body low on bulk, built with the limberness and reach for a long stride and lightening pounce.The breed has a deep chest for lung capacity, but flat sides for light weight and flexibility. Like Felis chaus, Chausies have large, upright preferably tufted ears, a long forehead and muzzle and a slightly short tail. The eyes are flattened above and rounded below, above exotically slanting high cheekbones. The temperament is predominantly domestic. Chausies are good natured, loyal, highly intelligent and trainable.
comes in three color-pattern combinations:
brown ticked tabby, solid black,
and black grizzled tabby.
The brown ticked tabby will have barring on the inside of the legs and to the hock on teh back legs. The
grizzled tabby pattern is a pattern acquired from the breed's Jungle Cat ancstors. The patter is unique to this breed of domestic cat only. The hair shaft is banded with a lighter coloration at the skin (akin to mouse coat) a black base coat and alternating light bands ending with a black tip.
Chausie is even more striking
in motion. The Jungle Cat, which
the Chausie closely resembles,
is built for hunting, running,
and jumping. The Chausie is all
slinkiness and loose-limbed, lanky