French Cat Breeds
ifreeface.com -French Cat Breeds Cats are not spared by the effects of fashions. Based on the number of pedigrees recorded each year in the LOOF (Official Book of Feline Origins), Persians and Chartreux, who had dominated the podium of the French favourite cat breeds for a long time, had their position eroded from 2005 to give way to newcomers. Discover these in this "Top 10", in number of births, of the breeds of cats that met the most sought-after in 2016.
List of cat breeds. There are several examples of nomenclatural confusion of this sort. Furthermore, many geographical and cultural names for cat breeds are fanciful selections made by Western breeders to be "exotic"-sounding and bear no relationship to the actual origin of the breeds; The Balinese, Himalayan, and Javanese are all examples of this trend.
Wikipedia. The Chartreux is a rare breed of domestic cat from France and is recognised by a number of registries around the world. The Chartreux is large and muscular (called cobby) with relatively short, fine-boned limbs, and very fast reflexes.