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Carillon History

The Carillon is a medium to large-sized breed of domestic cat. It is similar to the Persian, but with a unique appearance. The head is rounded; the eyes are almond-shaped, and the coat is long and dense. The body is moderately long, with a medium-length tail. The legs are slender and the cat is medium-sized. It has a well-muscled, compact body. The coat is silky and sleek. The Carillon was recognized as a distinct breed in 1967. It is one of four varieties of “longhair” cats which were developed in North America. It descends from a version of the American Shorthair. The cat was first created by breeding a Tabby to a Siamese. The hybrid offspring were crossed again, and the kittens that were produced were used to create the new Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) standard for the breed. The CFA was the first organization to create a standardized pedigree for the establishment of the new breed of “Carmel”.

Time of Origin


Carillon Physical Characteristics

The Carillon is a small, medium-to-large sized, muscular, long-haired, bird dog. They usually weigh between 45 and 80 pounds and stand 20 to 26 inches at the shoulders. The breed is athletic, with a distinctive gait and elegant appearance. They have short, dense, flat, double coats and can be white, silver, gray, or black. Their tails are docked and their ears are cropped.

Eye Colors


Nose Colors


Coat Colors

Brindle, Red, Gray, Silver, White, Cream, Black

Height Range

Male Height Range: 10 – 12 inches

Female Height Range: 9 – 10 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 11 – 14 lbs

Female Weight Range: 11 – 14 lbs

Carillon Health

Description of breed health.


12-15 yrs

Carillon Health Concerns

Usually Very Healthy, Eye Problems, Joint conditions

Carillon Temperament and Behaviour

The Carillon is a shy and sensitive breed of dog. They are independent, but also very loyal to their owners. They are good-natured and easygoing, but can be very stubborn. They are fairly mild-tempered, but can become aggressive if they feel threatened.

Carillon Activity Requirements

Carillon is a relatively rare breed of dog that is often used on farms. They are a multi-purpose worker and are often used to herd livestock. Carillons have a lot of energy and will need regular exercise. They are not a couch potato type of dog, but they do have some calmer, low-energy times of the day. They generally require about 40 minutes of walking or running a day. If you are looking for a quiet, laid-back pet, a Carillon is not a good choice. They are lively, outgoing, and will require regular activity and attention.

Miles Per Day

9 miles

Activity Per Day

40 minutes

Daily Food

2 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Carillon is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Carillon is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Carillon is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Carillon is part of the Unclassified group.

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