region United States
cut Big
hair  Short
dress Black, brown ticked tabby and black silver tipped Cat
head Large, softened triangle shape
eyes Slightly flattened ovals
ear big and tall
tail Short (3/4 of a medium tail)
The Chausie is a breed of cat originating in the United States. This cat is characterized by its physique approaching that of the Chaus.
The Chausie comes from a hybridization between a Chaus and a domestic cat. The first crosses took place at the end of the 1960s in order to have a wild-type cat close to the Chaus but with the character of a domestic animal. We choose Abyssinians, Orientals, Bengals but also alley cats with a wild look. These first hybrids (which are classified as F1 for "first generation") offered an alternative to capturing the Chaus, which is a wild animal. In 1995 TICA registered the founding of the breed, then in February 2001 it changed status to a "breed under evaluation". In March 2003, the Chausie was promoted to the rank of "New Breed", which allowed him to access cat shows but without having the possibility of obtaining a title. This is the last step before full access to the championship. In France, the LOOF grants him the same status as in his country of origin. The other associations do not yet recognize the breed. As the breed is still young, breeders are still working on its characteristics to bring it closer to the Chaus and be able to compete in exhibitions. Currently, it is mainly Abyssinians who are crossed with Chausies in order to remove all tabby traces but keeping the ticking of the coat.
The chausie would be an active cat, resenting loneliness and needing company. He is said to be close to his owner, outgoing, and is also said to be a very intelligent cat. However, these character traits being above all functions of the history of each cat, they are perfectly individual. Health We categorize the generations of Chausie after the hybridization of F1, F2, F3, F4, etc., F1 being the generation born directly from a hybridization between a domestic cat and a Chaus. The males of the F1 to F3, see F4 generations are generally sterile, which considerably complicates the work of breeders to develop a breed that is still rare. In addition, this breed is more susceptible to certain intestinal problems. Some subjects are gluten intolerant and cannot tolerate industrial foods such as kibble.