American Bobtail

  • Size

    Medium to large, with males weighing 12 to 16 pounds and females weighing 7 to 11 pounds
  • Coat

    Medium (shorthair) and long (longhair)
  • Sheds

    Yes
  • Color

    White, black, blue, red, cream, chocolate, lavender, cinnamon, fawn, plus various patterns and shadings
  • Vocalization

    Average, considered mostly quiet but will trill, chirp and click when delighted
  • Temperament

    Affectionate, sensitive

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.

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