Though they might have a bit of a wild evolution, American Bobtail is a domestic cat breed. For their friendly manner this is a good cat for any family, whether the family environment is noisy with many members and other pets. It is an uncommon cat breed. They are famous for their short tail. They are not related to “Japanese Bobtail” cat. American Bobtails are very strong breed. They are both short and long haired coats. They are very affectionate, playful and energetic. If you find a dog like cat then the American Bobtail is perfect cat for you.
Life Span: 11 to 15 years
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American Bobtail developed from the domestic tabby cat and a wild bobcat. Their exceptional tail is the result of genetic mutations within the domestic cat and to the Manxgene.
In the year 1989, TICA (The International Cat Association) accept this cat as a new breed. American Cat Fanciers Association and Cat Fanciers Association confess this cat for championship competition.
They have a short tail with a strong body. It is moderately long with rectangular shape. Its chest is wide. Its hind legs are longer than fore legs with large round feet. The head is large in size proportionate to its body. The ears are medium sized and the eyes are almond shape. There is variation in eye color. Its tail is straight or curved.
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American Bobtails body cover with woolly hair. Their hair is generally in short and medium-long lengths. Their coat comes in all colors and patterns. You can find brown, black, chocolate, blue, cinnamon, lilac, red and cream color American Bobtail. Some time the coat color is very soft and dilute.
American Bobtail is a muscular cat. Typically weight of the American Bobtail cat is about (8 to 13) pounds. On average males weigh in between twelve to sixteen (12-16 ) lbs and females weigh in between seven to eleven (7-11 )lbs.
Some American Bobtails are very playful and some are very serious. They are very energetic, inteligent, active and cleaver.They are very social with their owners and easily adjust with new environment. They prefer to pass his time with family member. Their energy level is extremly high which are bit more than owner can handle. They love to play. Puzzle toys and fetch is their favourite game. They have the ability to learn tricks. After training they nicely walk on a leash.
American Bobtail loves the attention of others. There is no guarantee how they will behave with people. It depends on their past experience. But they are kit friendly cat. Some American Bobtail accept easily the other pets in home. They are good travelor. This smart cat communicate with family member with a standard meow.
Children And Other Pets
American Bobtail has a great attraction towerds the childrens. This playfull cat love to play with children and prefer the children company. They are also very adjustable with other cats and cat friendly dog. They enjoys the company of other pets. This cat never feel bored or uncomfortable with dogs.
In a word it is very healty cat breed. Health problem is very rare in American Bobtail. Like other cat breed they have also some genetical or health problems. Their health problem is genetical in nature. If any breeder claims that his cat has no genetic problems that claims is not properlly true. Obesity, is one of the common health problem of this breed. Always beware for this disease and take necessay step against this.
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Proper care is necessary for American Bobtail. Its teeth should be keep clean for preventing disease. Weekly brushing is better choice for their teeth. Cut their nails every couple of weeks. Their eyes and ears should be keep clean. Corner of the eye should be wiped with soft and damp cloth. Bath is not very necessary for them. Brush their coat few times in a week. Frequently clean their litter box. To keep them free from other diseases it is good idea to keep them indoor.
If you find a shelter less cat or you are interest in adopting a cat please contact with specialize rescue groups.