Japanese Bobtail

Japanese Bobtail

These bobtailed cats are very curious and playful and make great companions for active households and families.

Breed Overview

The exact origin and date of origination is unknown about this cat breed, however it is known to have been in Japanese folklores. This cat is distinguished by its very short bobtail. These intelligent, curious, bold, and alert cats are very playful and active. They are very affectionate and enjoy receiving attention as well. These great companions enjoy children and other pets. They adjust very easily to new people and animals. They make ideal companions for active households, singles, families with pets and children, and experienced cat owners. Grooming required for these bobtails is moderate. Weekly brushing or two would help in preventing any knots.

Breed Characteristics

Grooming requirements:
1 = little grooming - 5 = much grooming
Energy level:
1 = low energy - 5 = high energy
Friendliness toward strangers:
1 = shy - 5 = very friendly
Ease of training:
1 = difficult - 5 = easy
Affection toward owners:
1 = independent - 5 = very affectionate

Breed Details & Traits

Body: Medium-sized, muscular, lean, elegant
Coat: Medium length to long, soft, silky

Breed Traits

Active, Strong, Vocal,

Health Concerns

Though the Japanese Bobtail is susceptible to common ailments to which all cats are susceptible, there are no major known health concerns for Japanese Bobtails.

Common Health Concerns for Japanese Bobtail:
Less Common Concerns for Japanese Bobtail:
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