Life expectancy

15 years




6 kg

Coat texture

dense / short

Coat color

all colors except chocolate, cinnamon, point-color

Common illnesses

luxating patella / high risk of inbreeding / obesity

Food expenses per month in €

about € 48

Suitable for children

Rather yes

Compatible with other animals

Rather not

First cat suitable

Rather yes

Needs a balcony

Rather not

Needs to go free

Rather not




Needs much attention

Care and grooming

Low grooming effort


intelligent / scared of strangers / cuddly / sensitive / eager to learn / focused on humans / likes to retrieve / soft / attentive

Common illnesses

luxating patella / high risk of inbreeding / obesity

Place of origin


Short description

The Chartreux has a calm and relaxed character. She is very quiet and is very attached to her family. She can be dissmissive towards strangers. She does not like hectic environments, therefore, she needs places of retreat where she can have her peace and quiet. She is eager to learn new tricks. Her coat is well adapted to the cold, subsequently she can be outdoors regardless the weather.

This information is indicative and adheres to the breed standard. Each animal is an individual and has a personal character, as well as its own needs. Thus, a breed is not a guarantee of certain behaviors, etc.