The delightful Australian Mist, formerly known as the Spotted Mist, proudly wears the label ‘Made In Australia”. This home-grown Aussie cat breed has evolved from a predominantly Burmese background, with Abyssinian and domestic shorthair in the mix. From this combination has come the most confident and companionable of cats.

Blessed with the loving personality of the Burmese, the joie-de-vivre of the Abyssinian and the resilience of the ‘moggie’, the Australian Mist reflects the best of their mixed ancestry – combined with their own unique charms.


With a beautiful short and dense coat similar to Burmese cats, the Australian Mist’s hallmark spotted jacket comes in a wide variety of attractive hues. From warm brown to blue, chocolate to lilac and gold to peach – with the misty background colours highlighting their delicate but distinctive spots.


A personality-plus breed with a penchant for fun, the Australian Mist thrives on human companionship. Tolerant of even the youngest of children, these friendly felines enjoy playing games and being part of the hustle and bustle of a busy household. They make entertaining companions for people of all ages.

They are extremely alert and attentive. Super athletes, they are possessed of limitless energy and a cheeky, inquisitive nature. With an independent, intelligent and self-assured attitude, these cats know exactly what they want out of life – and how to go about getting it!


A low maintenance breed that only requires a few minutes of grooming by hand twice a week.


Australian Mist’s are prone to gingivitis, it is therefore important to maintain their dental hygiene. This can include a good quality dry food or dental diet (along with soft food); dental chews or even brushing their teeth if they will let you! Regular veterinary dental checkups are a good idea as they may also require dental cleans (descale and polish under a general anaesthetic).

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