Sunday, 13 January 2013

Australian Mist Cat - New 'Australian Made' Breed

The Australian Mist Cat is a relatively new cat breed. It was first created by Truda Straeda.

The Australian mist is a combination of three cat breeds. The Abyssinian, the Burmese and The Domestic Short Hair. This breed is known for it's even temperament, sense of humour and loving nature. It is said to have inherited the Burmese cats 'laid back' nature. The Abyssian's striking fur and the hardiness of the Domestic Short Hair.

The Australia Mist Cat is a short haired breed, that comes in Spotted and Marbled varieties with a range of colours meeting the breed standards. You can find an Australian Mist in Lilac, Brown, Chocolate, Peach and Gold. With a cat having spots or a marbled pattern within this colour range.

As pets they are perfect with children and the elderly. They are happy to be handled and do not scratch or bite.

As kittens they are playful and are said to become a bit more mature as they get older, with age bringing more a sensibility that is not often found in kittens in any breed.

This is a cat breed that is expect to live to their mid to late teens with very little health issues (thanks to the Domestic Short Hair in them).

Green eyes are a distinguishing feature and they can come in any shade of green.

Their build is quite stocky as they are a medium sized cat with a muscular chest, and they can be voracious eaters, so need to be monitored. They are often heavier than they seem, with a rounded head and big expressive eyes - in that stunning green mentioned previously. Ears tend to range from medium to large and their paws are elegantly oval. Tails are thick, tapering towards the end and often have rings of it's feature colour around it.

A distinguishing feature of the Australian Mist cat is that their base coat is not white, it is a very light light cream. So any cat that is said to be Australian Mist and has a base colour is not a true Australian Mist cat.

Another lovely trait of this beautiful breed is that you can train them like a dog from a young age (any age in fact). They will sit, come and also play fetch.

This breed is also good with other cats and also people. Nothing really phases them. They are chilled and very playful.

Another distinguishing characteristic is their desire just to be near you.

All in all with the Australian Mist Catbreed, you get a hearty, healthy very easy going cat, with striking markings that is very easy to care for. And they have personality plus.

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