AUSTRALIAN MIST CAT

Australian Mist Cat

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HISTORY

In 1975, the Australian Mist breed was initially begun by crossing Burmese, Abyssinian and domestic short-haired cats in Australia. Australian Mists have a large gene pool, coming from 30 foundation cats, half Burmese, and a quarter each of Abyssinian and Australian domestic cats. The outcome was a short-haired cat with spots, and was named Spotted Mist. However, that name was changed to Australian Mist in 1998 when cats developed marbled coats rather than spots and were accepted as part of the breed. Australian Mists are recognized by councils throughout Australia. Today Australian Mists can be found in the U.K., Germany, the United States, and even Norway. To date, the breed is still unrecognized by FIFE; however, it has been accepted for championship status by the World Cat Federation and gained preliminary recognition by the U.K.’s Governing Council of the Cat Fancy in 2011. In May of 2014, the Australian Mist was accepted by the TICA (The International Cat Association).  

 

Australian Mist Cat Breed

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CHARACTERISTICS

WEIGHT RANGE                8.5 -15.5 pounds
EYE COLOR Varying Shades of Green 
COATCoats are very short and there is no undercoat, hence they do not need much brushing.Tendency to shed is low.
COAT COLORSCoat colors are the base color of warm brown, blue, chocolate, lilac, gold and peach which is paler than the pattern. Patterns can be ticking, spots, or marbled. Legs and tails are ringed or barred. 
OVERALL APPEARANCEMists are medium sized short-haired cats with round heads and large round eyes.
PRICE $600-800 Recognized by The International Cat Association

 

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Australian Mists have wonderful temperaments and make excellent indoor cats. These cats are not prone to scratching either, so they make a great pet.  These cats are susceptible to gingivitis. Therefore, it is  important to maintain their dental hygiene. This can include a good quality dry food or dental diet (along with soft food)Regular veterinary dental checkups are a good idea as they may also require dental cleans. Life expectancy is from 15-18 years.   

 

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