The Chausie was created in 1990 by crossing a Jungle Cat with a domestic cat. Breeders then focused on breeding a "wild" looking cat with a friendly, calm and affectionate nature. The breed was recognised as a full champion by TICA in 2013, but has yet to be recognised by the Governing Council of Cat Fancy (GCCF). The breed"s name "Chausie" is derived from the Latin name for the Jungle Cat, which is felis chaus. Since these large, handsome cats first appeared on the scene, they have found a following in many countries around the world, including the UK.
Read our Chausie Buying Advice page for information on this cat breed.