American Bobtail



Coloring – A large variety of colors are accepted. The “wild” patterns, like the spotted and mackerel tabbies, especially in brown or silver, tend to be favored at the shows.

Coat Length – The American Bobtail comes in both Longhair and Shorthair. Bobtails’ coat lengths vary from medium, semi-dense, and short (shorthair) to semi-longhair and shaggy (longhair). The longhairs have slightly longer hair around the neck, breeches, belly and tail.

Eyes – All eye colors. There is no correlation between eye color and coat color.

Overall Appearance – American Bobtails are a medium to large, bobtailed cat. It is a noticeably athletic animal, well muscled, with the appearance of power. Their tails are short, straight, and may be slightly curved or knotted.

Personality – American Bobtails are domesticated and loving, and make pleasant family pets.

Interesting Breed Fact – Bobtails were brought to North America with the first European settlers.

Breed information supplied by the
Cat Fanciers’ Association

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