Manx Cat Breed

Medium to large, with males weighing from 9 to 13 pounds and females weighing from 7 to 11 pounds
Longhair — medium, dense, soft, silky; shorthair — short, dense, glossy
White, black, blue, red, cream and silver, plus various patterns and shadings

The short, round Manx is known as the sprint car of the cat world due to her quick acceleration and turns. This feline has powerful back legs that enable her to jump high. One usually finds a Manx in the tallest perch of a room. This breed likes to retrieve and bury toys, much like a dog, and is fascinated by water. Sweet and affectionate, the Manx is a good family pet. The breed has two coat varieties, longhair and shorthair.

Did you know?

A very old breed, the Manx is believed to have originated 200 to 300 years ago on the Isle of Man off the coast of England.

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.