American Bobtail Longhair cat.

American Bobtail Longhair Cat Breed

This wildcat look-alike has a home-loving personality, is affectionate and loving, but not too demanding on its owner.

According to a widely accepted opinion, the origins of this true native American cat can be traced to the naturally shorttailed, feral cats found free-roaming in various US states. The breed also has a short-coated cousin.

The large, powerfully built Bobtail longhair has the alert air of a wildcat, but it is entirely benign and a good family pet. It is renowned for being tolerant of children and staying calm and friendly even with strangers. The Bobtail’s long coat does not mat, so moderate grooming is all that is required.

Origin: US, 1960s

Breed registries: CFA, TICA

Weight range: 7–15lb (3–7kg)

Grooming: 2–3 times a week

Colors and patterns: All colors, shades, and patterns.