The Chausie (chow-sie) is another man-made breed that is a cross between a domestic cat to a Jungle Cat (Felis chaus). The Jungle Cat is a close relative to the domestic cat (F. Lybica) and distribution is from north Africa to southeast Asia.
Matings between the Jungle Cat and domestic have occurred naturally in the past. But people began to cross these cats in the 1960s and 1970s to create a wild looking cat with the temperament of a domestic cat. There is little information on these cats or if any attempt was made to develop a breed and register them.
In the 1990s a group of breeders began to cross the Jungle Cat to domestic cats. TICA accepted the Chausie for registration status in 1995 and granted full championship status in 2013.
As of now, the only allowable outcrosses are the Jungle Cat, Abyssinian and the domestic.