The American bobtail is likely one of the newer cat breeds, originating within the United States within the 1960s; its precise ancestry will not be nicely-documented however they’re thought to have derived from a Siamese cross. They are actually such a brand new breed that they solely turned previously acknowledged, by the International Cat Association, as not too long ago as 1989.
Being often known as a tailless breed (with very quick, stubby ‘bobbed’ tail progress), owing to a genetic mutation, much like the Manx, they arrive in a wide range of colours with diverse patterned furs like mink, sepia and pointed; white, crimson tabby, blue tabby and fawn and white are the generally out there colours.
To take a look at, the American bobtail has a powerful, hearty physique with medium measurement muscled our bodies, heavy legs and enormous paws. They seem considerably wild, with heavy-browed, oval-formed eyes like these of a hunter and have quick-hair coats that may develop sufficiently lengthy to nearly seem considerably shaggy reasonably than dense or fluffy. This sort of cat is a really sturdy breed and there are literally a small variety of lengthy-haired American bobtails however they’re comparatively uncommon.
The bobtail tends to weigh between 3-7 kg (7-15 lb) and possesses a pleasant and curious nature, though they might draw back from strangers. Temperament sensible they are usually pretty placid cats but fairly playful. One notable level is they’re normally very quiet, their voices hardly ever heard.
This sort of cat is know for its vitality ranges and love of train, being each playful and affectionate; they’re enjoyable-loving, frisky, however not overactive.
The American bobtail is famend for having a friendliness in the direction of canines, different pets and typically even strangers! They are straightforward to coach, have an uncanny watchdog means and are very protecting; these cats are very environment friendly groomers and have an inbuilt tolerance to each hot and cold climate.
As a selection of pets they may attraction to an older one that would possible admire the American bobtail’s quiet nature.