The American Bobtail is a medium-size, muscular cat weighing seven to 16 pounds. His somewhat shaggy coat may be long or medium in length and can be any color or pattern.
Did You Know the American Bobtail Loves to Walk on a Leash?
The American Bobtail came into being in the 1960s, when a Siamese cat was crossed with short-tailed male tabby.
He might have a bit of a wild expression, but at heart the American Bobtail is a self-assured, affectionate cat who loves his family and is friendly toward guests if he has been well socialized. He is a good choice for families with older children who will treat him respectfully, but toddlers should be supervised so they don’t pull his whiskers or what there is of his tail. He is also perfectly capable of getting along with cat-friendly dogs in the household.
His favorite hobbies include playing fetch, going for walks on leash and stealing shiny objects. He’s a good traveler and makes an excellent therapy cat.
The American Bobtail is well suited to any home with people who will love him and care for him. Keep him indoors to protect him from cars, diseases spread by other cats and attacks from other animals.
More Quick Facts About the American Bobtail
The American Bobtail has a very short tail, the result of a natural mutation.
The American Bobtail has a shaggy medium-length to long coat that can come in any color or pattern.