The Chausie Breed
The Chausie is a breed that has been developed in the US and was registerd in TICA 1995. The first generation of Chausie is a hybrid between the jungle cat, felis chaus, and a domestic cat. A wide range of breeds has been used, oriental shorthairs, abyssinians, pixie bobs etc. The appearance of the Chausie should be a rather large cat with ticked coat, tuft ears, long legs with strong tabby markings. Well, it should look as much as the jungle cat as possible. The temper of a Chausie is very uniqe. It is calm in its temper, yet very energetic in its mood. The Chausie interact a lot with its human and develop strong bonds with its owner, but it doesn't always like to stay still in the lap. Owning a Chausie demands a lot of time spent with the cat but other that that the Chausie is a healthy cat with an easy groomed fur. In Sweden the earliest generation allowed is the F5 generation. The F5 generation is considered to be completaly domesticaded. In the videos below you can watch a real junglecat in action. Cats 101 is also fun to watch but the cats are not all typical for the breed.