The Chausies are tall, leggy and lean with tall ears that set high on their heads. They come in three colors: solid black, black grizzled tabby and brown ticked tabby. Highly active creatures, they need human company or other cats around for companionship. They also do well with dogs. A diet free from cereal, vegetables, herbs and spices is suggested since these ingredients could serve as triggers for chronic intestinal inflammation. Chausies also seem prone to developing food allergies so high quality cat food is recommended.