american bobtail

It is a very little known breed, since it consists of few specimens. It is another of the short-tailed breeds, hence its name "American Bobtail". It is large in size and comes in many colors, both in its long-haired and short-haired version. The American Bobtails are known for their great intelligence and audacity, they are active, but not restless or destructive, ideal for families with children and other pets.

Photo of the face of the American Bobtail cat.
  • Scientific name: happy catus
  • Other names: American shorthaired bobtail. American longhaired Bobtail. American Bobtail.
  • Country of origin: USA.
  • Recognized by: TICA-CFA.
  • Size: Medium.
  • Eye color: The color depends on their fur.
  • Weight: Between 3 and 7 kilos.
  • Character: Intelligent, agile and affectionate.
  • Exercise: Half.
  • Troublemaker: Moderate.
  • Cleanliness: Little (short hair) – moderate (long hair).
  • Fur loss: Little (short hair) – moderate (long hair).
  • Life expectancy: 13 to 15 years.

♦ Origin:

American Bobtails have their origins in the 1960s, the result of a cross between a brown domestic shorthair cat with a short tail and a female Siamese seal point coat. Also cats Himalayas Y Burmese They were used. At that time, American Bobtails had only long coats with white feet and face. Some people believe that the breed has Bobcat genes, but this has not been proven.

Over time breeders began to allow pups of any color and marking in their programs. The short tail being the only distinguishing feature that remained. Currently there are two versions of fur, short and long; and they come in all colors.

Image of the American shorthair bobtail cat.

♦ Physical characteristics:

The American Bobtail is medium to large in size. His body is muscular and athletic. The distinctive feature of the breed is its particular short tail.

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  • Torso: Long, thick and the chest is wide and rectangular.
  • Paws: Hind legs slightly longer than the front legs. Feet are large, round, and may have toe tufts.
  • Tail: The tail is short. It can be straight, slightly curved, or slightly tangled.
  • Musculature: defined.
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  • Structure: Wedge-shaped, it is broad, of medium size in proportion to the body.
  • Ears: Medium, broad at the base, with slightly rounded tips.
  • Eyes: Large, oval or almond shaped; moderately spaced and deep.
  • Snout or snout: Broad, never upturned; wide nose and remarkable whiskers. Jaws large and strong.
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  • Guy: It has two versions, short and long. Both are thick and dense with a double coat of hair.
  • Pattern: Brindle, solid and tortoiseshell.
  • Colors: All colors.

♦ Personality:

They are playful, energetic and friendly, but not restless. They have remarkable intelligence and are very bold. They are patient and calm.

It is a cat very attached to its owner and shows him a lot of affection, although it should be noted that they do not demand too much human attention.

They have a strong desire for freedom and to run everywhere. They like to hunt rodents, play with their owners, and learn tricks or chase a ball. You also have to be careful because they often open the doors and secretly sneak out.

♦ Domestic behavior:

The American Bobtail cat gets along very well with small children in the family and with well-behaved dogs, to whom they respond tolerantly and peacefully.

It is comfortable in open spaces where they can walk and climb trees. You can live in apartments, as long as you are granted permission to go outside.

The American Bobtail is an ideal cat for people who like to travel, since they enjoy traveling a lot.

Photo of the American long-haired bobtail cat.

♦ Health:

They are generally very healthy, although some may suffer from dry skin or hip dysplasia. The tailless American Bobtail breed may have bladder and bowel problems.

♦ Nutrition:

Like any breed of cats, it requires a balanced and balanced diet, rich in nutrients.

♦ Breeding:

American Bobtail kittens develop slowly, reaching maturity between two and three years of age.

♦ Toilet:

In the case of the short-haired American Bobtail, they must be combed at least once a week. While the long-haired specimen requires a greater frequency, 3 or 4 times a week, since they tend to lose a lot of hair.

♦ Curiosities of the American Bobtail:

Currently, the American Bobtail is crossed with other domestic cats, to keep the genes healthy, because there are still very few specimens. It is not allowed Manx, nor the japanese bobtails to make the crosses, neither the Bobcats.

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