About the Australian Mist Cat
The Australian Mist has the distinction of being the first pedigreed cat ever developed in Australia.
This stunning shorthair was created by crossing the Abyssinian with the Burmese. The Abyssinian contributed to the breed's lively personality and ticked coat; meanwhile, the Burmese lent its easy-going nature and softly shaded colors. Foundation cats included some domestic shorthairs, which contributed a wide range of genetics that ultimately led to the creation of a healthy cat breed that displays an incredible range of colors.
Australian Mist cats display lovely coats with an array of spotted and marbled tabby patterns. Ticked fur gives these cats a soft, shaded appearance, leading to the use of the descriptive word "mist" in the breed name.
Renowned as a loving, even-tempered cat, the Australian Mist is understandably popular in its nation of origin, and the breed is gaining even more popularity in show rings worldwide.
The Australian Mist cat has no special nutritional needs. We recommend feeding high-quality food formulated for your cat's life stage and activity level.
Groom once weekly with a fine comb or brush. Trim the nails as needed.
Australian Mist cats are moderately active. They appreciate interactive play.
There are no known inherited health problems in Australian Mist cats.
The Australian Mist cat originated in Australia in the 1970s. The cat's unique coat colors and spotted patterns led to its original name: the Spotted Mist. As the breed continue to evolve, marbled coat patterns emerged, leading to an official name change in 1998.
Australian Mist cats are widespread throughout their native country, but have yet to be widely recognized through Europe, the UK, and the US. Their good-natured personalities, general good health, and unique appearance are contributing to greater popularity outside Australia.
Did You Know?
It can take up to two years for the Australian Mist to develop its coat color.
Dr. Truda Straede spent nine years creating the Australian mist and receiving official registration for the breed.
The Australian Mist is considered to be a rare cat breed. Even though it was developed in the 1970s, it is still considered to be a "new" cat breed in comparison with others.
The Breed Standard
Legs & Paws
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a Australian Mist cat cost?
Australian Mist cats cost between $700-$1,000.
How big do Australian Mist cats get?
Australian Mist cats tend to be medium in size. A fully grown Australian Mist cat might weigh between 7-14 pounds or more and range in height anywhere from about 8.0"-10.0" inches tall.
How long do Australian Mist cats live?
The Average lifespan for Australian Mist is 12-16 years.
Do Australian Mist cats shed?
Australian Mist are short-haired cats. Therefore, they do not shed as much as long-haired cat breeds.