The Australian Mist is “Made in Australia” - the first locally bred pedigree cat. Burmese, Abyssinian and Australian Domestic shorthair cats were combined to create it. Australian Mist cats combine the loving personality of the Burmese with the lively intelligence of the Abyssinians and the genetic vigour of the Domestic “tabbies”, reflecting the best of its ancestry while having its own character. It is recognised Australia-wide, and in the U.K and the USA, as a Championship pedigreed cat.
There is nothing extreme about Australian Mists (other than their affectionate, playful nature). They are of moderate size, have large expressive eyes in a range of greens and a glossy, short coat on a warm cream background, which is easy to care for. The patterns are seen through a misted veil. The face is broad and generous with an open look and has delicate tabby markings.
They make perfect pets for children of all ages, even very young ones, as they are tolerant of handling, and disinclined to scratch. Australian Mist kittens are lively, but sober up a little on maturity. Their age range is in the mid to late teens.
Australian Mist cats thrive on human contact, making them happy to remain indoors between dusk and dawn or to be wholly indoor pets, an advantage as most people now prefer to keep their pets indoors. This also protects native wildlife. Some Mists can be trained to go for walks on a lead.
Their tendency to crawl into the nearest lap with or without invitation and to constantly hang around to see what people are up to, makes them excellent companions for home workers and invalids. Desexed cats and kittens fit in easily with all sorts of cats and dogs. Selective breeding has further enhanced these qualities, creating a truly companionable pet, which quickly becomes a member of the family.
They come in two patterns – spotted or marbled and seven colours – Brown, Blue, Chocolate, Lilac, Caramel, Gold or Peach.
Text and Photos Generously Provided by Terry Goulden
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