The tail is usually short. Bobbed by genetics. And overall the American Bobcat resembles a wild bobcat. The forelegs are longer than their hind legs giving them even more similar appearance to the bobcat.
They come in all patterns and colors and are preferred looking natural and wild.
The look of the tail will vary widely. It can be curved, kinked, straight or be bumpy. There is no standard for the length ranging from 1-4 inches typically. It’s expressive and visible when this cat is alert.
They will enjoy time on your lap. This is a very intelligent, interactive, playful and sensitive one. They are very adaptable to most environments and will make a great household addition.
In spite of looking like a wild cat – The American Bobcat has been described as
Play is high on the American Bobtail’s list. Families with children will enjoy this cat. While not being very vocal they do display numerous chirps, clicks
They are great travelers and are known to travel with their RVers and some long haul truck driver owners. It’s helpful that they are easy to leash train and love to take walks. Also used as therapy animals successfully to help calm people with their intuitive sensitivity.
HISTORY AND BACKGROUND
The American Bobtail is a medium to
In the 1980s, the breed was further developed and a new breeding program was started. The efforts of different breeders created the breed to be all colors and categories.
He is slow to mature. It can take 2 – 3 years to reach maturity.
Bobtails are generally healthy but are prone to hip dysplasia. Some are born without tails. These are called rumpies.