Don’t be alarmed! These kitties come with little to no tails attached. Though cats show their emotions using their tail, you will still be able to feel all the love from these breeds of tailless or bobtail cats.
American Bobtail- These kitties are an uncommon domestic breed. They should not be mistaken for the Japanese Bobtail. American Bobtails are playful, social, and moderately energetic. Being social with their owners and caretakers, they will ask for the attention they want by meowing or just by hopping into laps.
Highlander- This cat breed is experimental with its trademark looks being curled ears and a spotted or marbled coat color. The Highlander is a human-oriented, friendly and playful cat, and very active and confident.
Japanese Bobtail- These kitties have a tail more closely resembling the tail of a rabbit. Generally speaking, members of the breed are active, intelligent cats, with a strongly human-oriented nature.
Kurilian Bobtail- The Kurilian breed has been popular in Russia and to some extent other parts of Europe, especially for their rodent-hunting abilities. It is known for its clever and gentle nature as well as its excellent fishing and hunting abilities, which may explain why the Kurilian loves to play in the water.
Manx/Cymric- Manx are named for their shorthair whereas Cymic is the longhair variety of the breed. Many Manx have a small stub of a tail, but Manx cats are best known for being entirely tailless. They are said to be social, tame and active.
Mekong Bobtail- For these kitties, the tail is not visible, but can be felt by touch. Mekong Bobtails are very devoted to their owners, making them a very loyal breed.
Pixie bob- These kitties are a fully domestic breed that is bred to resemble the North American Bobcat. Pixie-bobs are said to be highly intelligent, social, active, bold, and enjoy playing with other animals.They are also known for their “chirps”, chatters, and growls. In fact, most do not meow often, and some do not meow at all!
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