The American Bobtail's distinctive short tail is caused by a naturally occurring genetic mutation.
American Bobtails bond strongly with their families. They are smart, playful cats that enjoy learning tricks.
American Bobtails come in all colors and patterns including solid, tabby, tortoiseshell, calico, pointed and more.
This breed adjusts well to new environments. They get along with children, dogs and other pets when socialized early.
The American Bobtail's medium-length, dense coat only requires weekly brushing to remove dead hair.
American Bobtails are a generally healthy breed with minor concerns like heart disease in some lines. Lifespan is 11-15 years.
American Bobtails enjoy activity and playtime but are not overly demanding of their owners' time and attention.