American Bobtail
American Bobtail Cat Breed
Size
Medium to large, with males weighing 12 to 16 pounds and females weighing 7 to 11 pounds
Coat
Medium (shorthair) and long (longhair)
Color
White, black, blue, red, cream, chocolate, lavender, cinnamon, fawn, plus various patterns and shadings

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 1 to 4 inches.

True Nature of Cats

Interested in learning about your cat's true nature? We studied one of their living ancestors, the African Wild Cat, and turned those insights into an interactive journal.