Japanese Bobtail

  • Size

    Medium, with males weighing 7 to 10 pounds and females weighing 5 to 7 pounds
  • Coat

    Long (longhaired) and short (shorthaired)
  • Sheds

  • Color

    White, black, red, blue and cream, plus various patterns and shadings
  • Vocalization

    Talkative, with a pleasant voice like singing
  • Temperament

    Active, social, affectionate

One of the oldest cat breeds, the Japanese Bobtail is believed to bring good luck and prosperity. The two coat varieties, longhair and shorthair, are exactly the same except for coat length. This delightfully mischievous feline enjoys a good game of fetch and likes to carry things in her mouth. A healthy breed that lives an average of 15 to 18 years, the Japanese Bobtail is social and particularly good with children.

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