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