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    Did you know the history of the Chartreux is the subject of much speculation? Stories of their origin vary from being the cats of Carthusian monks in the French Alps to descending from the feral cats of Syria. Whatever their true heritage, the Chartreux arrived in France in the 16th century, and that became their home. In fact, it was not until 1971 that they ventured upon American soil. Read more about this quiet yet intelligent breed at the Petplan pet insurance website: ow.ly/9t2ao

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    Chartreux cats are large and muscular with short fine boned limbs, big paws and very fast reflexes. These cats are known for their blue (grey) double-thickness fur coats and gold- or copper-colored eyes. The Chartreux cats is also known for their "smile"; due to the structure of their heads and long, tapered muzzle, they often appear to be smiling.

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    Chartreux Cat Breed Information

    Silvery grey Chartreux ♥

    Did you know that although the name may suggest it originated in Cuba, the ancestors of the Havana Brown actually emerged in Thailand before being brought to England and Europe in the 1800s? There, it was bred as a chocolate brown strain of the Siamese cat. Learn more about this beautiful breed with stunning jade green eyes at the Petplan pet insurance website: ow.ly/9xi16

    Chartreux cat. look at those eyes! omg!

    This cat is a French breed - called Chartreux, originally bred by Carthusian Monks many hundreds of years ago. They are great mousers, very friendly, and absolutely a gorgeous blue with copper colored eyes.