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Bombay

Bombay

A people-oriented breed, the Bombay enthusiastically greets visitors. This easygoing feline is sweet, affectionate and curious. The Bombay enjoys playing fetch, going for leash walks and inventing entertainment. This breed is known for its beautiful gold to copper eyes and short, flat, gleaming coat that accentuates a solid, muscular body. A devoted companion, the Bombay gets along well with children and other pets.

DID YOU KNOW? The Bombay was developed by breeder Nikki Horner of Louisville, Ky. Through a long process of careful selection, she consistently produced a hybrid black cat that combines the easygoing temperament of the American Shorthair and the social, inquisitive, lap-loving character of the Burmese.

The need-to-know
  • Calm cat
  • Sociable and dependent cat
  • Somehow talkative cat
  • Average build cat breed
  • Requires grooming once a week
  • Great family cat
Bombay

Pet Card

  • Living Considerations: Good for multi-pet households, not hypoallergenic
  • Size: Medium, with males weighing 3.5 to 5 kilograms and females weighing 3 to 4 kilograms
  • Coat: Short
  • Temperament: Affectionate, friendly
  • Grooming: Monthly
  • Shedding: Yes
  • Vocalisation: Talkative
Bombay cat is lying on the flowers field

Personality

Cats in the Asian cat breed group are extremely friendly and affectionate. Bombay cats have unique voices and are usually very vocal. They are not a traditional.

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History and Origins

Country of Origin: Britain and USA

The Bombay cat is one of the Asian group of cats brought about by breeders attempting to create cats of Burmese type, in colours not recognised in the Burmese. In the UK, the Bombay cat is the black version of the Asian cat breed.

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