This is a breed I didn't even know about until today when I happened to catch it on Animal Planet. As you can tell by the name, this is an Aussie cat and was specifically bred to be happy indoors and not compromising the wildlife.
This cat breed came about by crossing shorthairs with Abyssinians and Burmese. The result was originally called Spotted Mist. The name was changed to Australian Mist because of their nationality and to accept marbled markings as well as spotted markings into the breed.
Mists have wonderful personalities. They enjoy people and are gentle with children. They have a laid back personality.
Like their name sakes their coat looks like a shimmery mist.
This breed has only been around since the late 1970s. The cats are healthy and not prone to health issues. They have short dense fur and need to be brushed at least once a week.
Breeders of Australian Mists are now shipping them to other parts of the world. So while still rare, you can find them in the United States and Britain and a few other countries.
These cats are homebodies. They can be taught commands and walked on a leash. All in all a nice addition to the cat family.