PURINA: Your Pet, Our Passion

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American Bobtail

Confident and friendly, the American Bobtail is a highly intelligent breed with a clownlike personality. Looking much like a bobtailed wildcat, this rare and athletic breed can be taught to walk on a leash. The American Bobtail has two coat varieties, shorthair and longhair, and does not reach adulthood until 2 or 3 years old. A devoted family companion, this cat interacts well with people of all ages and is ideal with children.
Living Considerations
  • Not hypoallergenic
Did you know?
The American Bobtail has a naturally short bob tail that can be seen clearly above the back when the cat is alert. No tail is exactly the same, but the average length is 2.5 to 10.5 centimetres.
American Bobtail
  • Size Medium to large, with males weighing 4.5 to 7.5 kilograms and females weighing 3 to 5 kilograms
  • Coat Medium (shorthair) and long (longhair)
  • Temperament Affectionate, sensitive
  • Grooming Yes
  • Shedding Yes
  • Vocalisation Average, considered mostly quiet but will trill, chirp and click when delighted