Cat Breed Guide: Japanese Bobtail
Posted on June 29, 2015 under Cat Topics
By Dr. Fiona, a veterinarian and writer for Pets Best, a dog insurance and cat insurance agency.
About the Japanese Bobtail
Weight: 6-9 lb
Points of conformation: Small foreign type body with triangular head, long straight nose and large ears. Fine boned long legs with good muscling. Short bobbed tail is the breed’s distinct characteristic and is generally 3 inches long and can be kinked or corkscrew.
Coat: Single, short to medium length coat is silky and lays flat. Long haired variety exists as well. Both have minimal undercoat.
Color: Traditionally tri-colored red, black and white.
Grooming needs: Low grooming requirements and low shedding. Long haired variety needs more grooming, but has a low matting tendency.
Behavior Traits: Quiet and intelligent.
Is a Japanese Bobtail cat right for You?
This ancient breed dates back 1000 years. It is very good with children and other pets. They tend to travel well and are adaptable and independent minded. They can be good mousers and can be leash trained.
Common Illnesses, Medical Conditions and Accidents for the Japanese Bobtail
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