Cat Breed - Australian Mist

Australian Mist Cat

-  A little history  -

This breed was developed by Truda Straede in Australia in 1975. The breed was developed by crossing the Burmese, Abyssinian and miscellaneous domestic short haired cats to create a short-haired cat with a spotted coat. The name was changed from "Spotted Mist" to "Australian Mist" in 1998, when cats with marbled coats, rather than spots, were accepted as part of the breed.

-  Average Lifespan  -

15 - 18 years

-  Size  -

Medium size cat weighing 3 to 5 kilo

-  Personality  -

Australian Mists are tolerant of handling and are not inclined to scratch. As kittens they are lively, but are less so when mature. Australian Mists can be excellent indoor cats. Some Australian Mists can be trained to go for walks on a lead. Neutered/spayed cats and kittens of this breed fit in easily with other cats and dogs, a trait further enhanced through selective breeding

-  Coat Colour  -

Australian Mists coat is very short and lacks an undercoat. Australian Mists do not require much brushing because they lose little hair. The coat patterns have three aspects: the ground colour, which is paler than the pattern; the pattern; and the appearance of wearing a misted veil, caused by random ticking in the solid colour areas. The legs and tail are ringed or barred, and the face and neck also have lines of colour.

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Registered Australian Cat Breeders :Perfect Pets
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Australian Mist Cat