The Chartreux cat is a rare breed from France. It is similar to the British Shorthair and Russian Blue, whose colours include a blue-grey. The Chartreux cat is large and muscular with relatively short and slender limbs. They are known for their blue-grey water-resistant short hair and orange or copper colored eyes.
Chartreux cats are known for their hunting prowess, very fast reflexes and being extremely agile. They are prized by farmers for getting rid of vermin. Chartreux cats are vocally quiet, amiable and loyal to their owners.