The Australian Mist is a medium-sized shorthaired feline that can weigh between 8-15 lbs (4-7 kgs). In general, this breed has a well-portioned body structure with slender legs and hind legs that are slightly higher than its forelegs. Its paws are oval-shaped. The tail is long and well- furred with a rounded tip.
Its eyes appear large and luminous with an eye colour of green or any shade from chartreuse to aquamarine. The look is completed with a round head, rounded cheeks and moderately large ears.
One of the Australian Mist’s distinctive features is its coat with which has a misting effect. It has two accepted patterns, spotted and marbled. There are three levels of description on of its coat pattern:
- The ground colour can be paler than the pattern.
- The pattern can be diluted but remains distinct from the ground colour.
- Ticking within the solid colour areas
This breed can be in any of these colours: brown, blue, cinnamon (gold), chocolate, lilac, and fawn (peach). The colour generally appears rich and warm, lighter on the under parts and darker on nose, cheeks and ears.
A few minutes of good grooming by hand twice a week is sufficient. Complete grooming with such as nail trimming, teeth brushing, and ear cleaning are required. The earlier the grooming routine is introduced the better.