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Australian Mist Breeders' Directory




  Australian Mist Breed Standard


This carefully crafted breed of delicately spotted and marbled cats is tops for temperament, full of love and fun, bright but relaxed. Very popular with first time pedigree cat buyers, it's well bred but not extreme appearance appeals as essentially cat. Australian Mist make excellent pets for children, even very young ones, as they are very tolerant of handling, and disinclined to scratch. As kittens they are lively, but sober up somewhat on maturity. Their propensity to crawl into the nearest lap, with or without invitation, and to constantly hang around to see what people are up to makes them an excellent companion for the home worker and the invalid.

Australian Mist are easy cats to show, enjoying the outing and attention. Both Spotted and Marbled Australian Mist have been awarded the much coveted SUPREME EXHIBIT IN SHOW in Australia

HISTORY:   Developed over more than twenty years, Australian Mist are derived from Burmese, Abyssinian and Aussie ‘Moggie’. These delectable short-haired cats were the brain-child of Dr. Truda Straede (Nintu Cattery) and were developed from concept in 1977 to full acceptance nine years later, and have now been accepted for Championship status for 25 years in Australia.

THE STANDARD: There is nothing extreme about Australian Mist, they are of moderate size, medium boned, rounded of head, with large eyes and ears. The coat is short, but resilient, the tail is plumply furred. The colours are warm brown, blue, chocolate, lilac, gold and peach; the pattern is of delicate spots or intricate marbled swirls against a misty ground, with legs and tail ringed and barred, and the face lined. Eyes are large and expressive in a range of greens. The nose, chin and whiskerpads are broad, giving the face an open generous expression.




Wayne Henneke
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Great Bend, KS









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