American Bobtail Cat Behavior/Personality/feeding
American Bobtail cat breed is the descendant of naturally occurring
bobtail cats found in the wild. The American Bobtail originated in
late 1960s. The original Bobtail bloodline came from a mating between
a short-tailed brown tabby male and a seal point Siamese female. Birman,
Himalayan and a Himalayan/Siamese cross were then added to the bloodline
by the breeders. American Bobtail was accepted for championship status
by TICA in 2002 and as Provisional in CFA.
The American Bobtail can come in any color or color combination. The
colors or patterns that enhance its wild look are preferred. These
body patterns are desirable in smokes and lynx points. These cats
may also have buttons or lockets.
Personality: Contrary to its rugged appearance, the American Bobtail
is not a wild cat. American Bobtails are playful, energetic, friendly,
and intelligent cats. They are very people-oriented and demand human
The American Bobtail can be shorthair or longhair. The shorthair
American Bobtail has a coat that is semi-dense and medium in length.
It has a double coat and is non-matting. The longhair American Bobtail
has a coat that is slight shaggy and medium to long in length. It
has a double coat and is resilient. The eyes are deep set. large
and almond-shaped. The eyes can be any of the eye colors but mainly
yellow. green. gold and copper. blue in bi-color/van or odd-eyed
in white. The American Bobtails ears are medium in size with a wide
base and rounded tips. The head is broad and in proportion to the
body without flat planes. The brow is distinct with a rounded forehead
to eye ridge. The nose is wide. The muzzle is well defined and broad
with a strong chin. The neck may appear short because of the musculature.
The body is long with a full broad chest. The hips are wide and
slightly higher with defined shoulder blades. The legs are of good
length and in proportion to the body. The tail is usually half the
length of the average cat.