Photos from Jedi the Chartreux and
Cabaret Chartreux Cattery

The Chartreux is the National cat of France, and can be traced back to the 16th Century and the Carthusian Monks.  Medium, erect ears with bright yellow eyes on a round face with well developed cheeks.  Powerfully built.  Dense, woolly double coat and rounded paws.  Quite, sometimes a mute.  Smiling expression.  Comb weekly, do not brush.

  • BREED TYPE:  Natural
  • BODY TYPE:  Cobby
  • COAT TYPE:  Shorthair
  • SIZE:  Medium to large, up to 16 pounds
  • TEMPERAMENT:  Passive, friendly and cheerful. Loves the outdoors and hunting.  Is tolerant of children and pets.  A neutered male may be the best as a pet.  Enjoys playing and napping.
  • COLORS:  Blue-gray

Recommended Web Links

Cat Fanciers Magazine Profile

Chartreux Forum

CFA Profile

Chartreux Rescue


Jedi the Chartreux