Australian Mists are an Australian Breed, 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. The nose, chin and whisker-pads are broad giving the face a generous expression.
Very popular with first time pedigree cat buyers, their well-bred but not extreme appearance appeals as essentially ‘cat’.
Their coats come in two patterns – Spotted or Marbled and Seven Colours – Brown, Blue, Chocolate, Lilac, Caramel, Gold or Peach.
They make perfect pets for children of all ages, even very young ones, as they are tolerant of handling, and are not inclined to scratch.
As kittens they are lively, but sober up a little on maturity.
Australian Mists thrive on human contact, making them happy to remain indoors between dusk and dawn or to be wholly indoor pets, an advantage as most people now prefer to keep their pets indoors.
Their tendency to crawl into the nearest lap with or without invitation and to constantly hang around to see what people are up to, makes them excellent companions for home workers or the elderly.
Desexed cats and kittens fit in easily with all sorts of cats and dogs. These qualities create a truly companionable pet for any household and lifestyle, an Australian Mist will quickly become a member of the family.
The short close lying coat of the Australian Mist does not require much grooming although they do appreciate the attention that comes with a good grooming session.