Chartreux Cat Breed Profile


Among the qualities of the Chartreux Cat is that they are quiet, loving, smart, affectionate, loves to fetch, and intelligent enough to open doors with latches. They tend to bond with just one person in the household although they remain affectionate to the other members of the family.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of cat is very good with children and other pets.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan of this breed of cat is around 15 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of cat is around 10 lbs.

Common Diseases

The most common diseases and medical conditions associated with this breed of cat include but are not limited to Patellar Luxation.

Housebreaking and Shedding

This breed of cat comes litterbox trained at around 8 weeks of age. The Chartreux is an average shedder, requiring brushing around every other day.

Best Owner Compatibility

Can be suitable for the apartment or condo environment. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has lots of love and attention to give and tons of toys to play with. This breed of cat likes to have a playmate in the form of another cat.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of cat are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

The average cost for this breed of cat is around $1,000+. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

Not usually aggressive unless abused or neglected. When they are in a playful mood they tend to horseplay. Horseplaying usually includes playful biting.

Noise Factor

Not usually noisy unless their food is late or they want attention. If you don't give them attention when they want it, cats will always find many ways to let you know.

Click Here to go to Chartreux Home

Click Here to go to Colorpoint Shorthair Breed Profile (Next)

Click Here to go to Burmese Breed Profile (Previous)