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    Did you know Afghan Hounds may hail from 19th century Afghanistan, but today’s modern version is more closely related to dogs from the UK? Read more about this breed by visiting Petplan pet insurance's Condition Checker.

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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: http://ow.ly/9t2ao

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Chartreux: Originating in the French Alps, right outside of Paris, France, this breed was developed in a monastery named Le Grand Chartreux. These cats are known to be good vermin hunters and are terrific companions. These loyal, vocally quiet, and amiable furry companions are playful and affectionate. They do enjoy attention and are very docile.

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"Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get 8 cats to pull a sled through the snow." --Jeff Valdez

Chartreux is a beautiful breed!

The fog comes on little cat feet. It sits looking over harbor and city on silent haunches and then moves on. Carl Sandburg

Chartreux Cat Breed Information

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.

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The Chartreux: Also known as a Carthusian cat, these cuties were thought to have descended from cats brought by Carthusian monks to their monastery in France's Chartreuse Mountains, hence their name.