Chartreux Temperament
The Chartreux is:

  • Calm

  • Attentive

  • Affectionate

  • Playful

  • Laid back

  • Friendly

  • Avoid conflict

  • Good hunters

  • Loves to play with toys

  • Devoted to their owners

  • Don't overly seek attention

  • Can be left on their own for some time

  • Quite

  • Like's children and dogs

  • Characteristically lazy up until a rodent appears

Where does the Chartreux come from?
The Chartreux originates from France.

What type of Body does the Chartreux have i.e. coat, patterns etc?
The Chartreux is:

  • Large

  • Dense coat

  • Short coat

  • Rather water repellent coat

  • Broad head

  • Medium sized ears

  • Ears positioned high on their head

  • Short faced

  • Round eyes

  • Medium length body

  • Robust body

  • Broad shoulders

  • Deep chest

  • Rather short legs

  • Shades of Blue - Grey coats


What type of coat does an Chartreux have ?
The Chartreux has a medium short coat with a dense undercoat with a protective topcoat.

History of the Chartreux ?

The Chartreux is believed to get its name from either being associated with the Carthusian monks living in the Chartreuse Mountains in France, North of the city Grenoble or, named after the liquor made by the Carthusian's, Chartreuse liqueur. However, in 1972 the Prior at the monastery at that time was believed to deny the connection with the cat and the monks as their were no records in the archives to say otherwise. As the cat's name is Chartreux that mean Carthusian, the connection was made.
A different possibility is that the name came from a Spanish wool made at a similar time in the 18th century.
After the Second World War, measures were taken to prevent the loss of the breed by cross breading the Chartreux with Persians, British Shorthairs and British Blues.
It is also said that Chartreux from the USA were brought over to France to help prevent the breed from dieing out in its breeding country.

Food the Chartreux eats ?

All the Chartreux needs a good healthy diet in order to stay healthy along with plenty of exercise.

Is the Chartreux an indoor or outdoor cat ?

The Chartreux needs plenty of exercise so being at outdoor cat will suit them well.

Does the Chartreux have health problem ?

The breed is overall healthy if well looked after with a healthy diet and plenty of exercise however luxating patella can become a problem.


  • Chartreux temperament ?
  • Where does the Chartreux come from ?
  • Where does the Chartreux originate ?
  • What type of body does the Chartreux Have ?
  • What type of coat does an Chartreux have ?
  • What type of pattern does an Chartreux have ?
  • History of the Chartreux ?
  • Physical characteristics of the Chartreux
  • Food the Chartreux eats ?
  • Is the Chartreux an indoor cat ?
  • Is the Chartreux an outdoor cat ?
  • Does the Chartreux have health problem ?



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