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This pretty and moderate cat is well proportioned, muscular and agile. Eyes can range from yellow to copper, and are large and open, giving them an attractive expression. This is a sturdy, robust cat but not leaning towards fat or hefty, the over-all impression is of a ‘business’ cat, rather than a ‘lazy’ cat.

11 – 15 years
2.7 – 9kg
Solid grey-blue.
The need-to-know
  • Great for first-time cat owners
  • Enjoys playing games and is active at home
  • Playful and curious cat
  • Sociable and dependent cat
  • Quiet cat
  • Average build cat breed
  • Requires grooming once a week
  • Needs extensive outdoor space
  • Great family cat
  • Can be left alone all day
  • Great for a relaxed home
Generally healthy breed

There are no common disorders reported for the Chartreux breed at present.


The Chartreux is a low-chaos, thoughtful cat, not too loud, demanding or dramatic.. They bond well with family, though typically bonding most strongly with just one person, and they are affectionate with everyone they live with, easy to handle and even said to be good travellers - which is not a usual feline trait.

Short playtimes interspersed with naps and meals are his idea of the perfect day. They appreciated any and all attention, they rarely use their voice, preferring to use their eyes to do all the talking. If needs be, they can be vocal with just to get attention.

Vet Rating

History and Origins

Enrichment and specific needs

Outdoors or Indoors

Nutrition and Feeding

Grooming the Chartreux

Suitability for Family Life

Rehoming a Chartreux