If you’ve been wondering what a Chausie is, you have come to the right place. Welcome to the Chausie Breed website run by breeders, exhibitors and fanciers around the world. We are passionate about this beautiful breed and are dedicated to advancing understanding, education and appreciation of this rare cat.
So, what is a Chausie?
The Chausie (pronounced chow-see), is a breed of domestic cat which can also include early generation hybrids (similar to Bengal and Savannah breeds). The Chausie breed is derived from domestic cats outcrossed to a nondomestic species called the Jungle Cat, Felis chaus. The idea was to keep the domestic temperament of the household cat, but superimpose on it the good looks of the Jungle Cat.
The traits that distinguish the Chausie from other breeds are:
Otter- or dog-ike personality (fun-loving, water-loving, active and makes unusual sounds)
Tend to be built like basketball players - tall and strong, but not heavy
A cougarish or puma-like looking face
Sociable cat that thrives on human and feline company
Some Chausies have a unique pattern called grizzled tabby
Can be harness/leash trained and enjoy going on walks and adventures
We are so glad you found us and hope you enjoy these majestic cats as much as we do! On these pages you can find a breeder, learn more about the ideal Chausie 'look' and of course find pictures of some of our favorite Chausies.