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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.

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.

The need-to-know
  • Playful and curious cat
  • Sociable and dependent cat
  • Somehow talkative cat
  • Average build cat breed
  • Requires grooming every day
  • Non hypoallergenic breed
  • Indoor cat
  • Great family cat
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Pet Card

  • Living Considerations: Not hypoallergenic
  • 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

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