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American Bobtail

American Bobtails are playful, intelligent cats who can be taught to play fetch, hide and seek, and many other games.

About the American Bobtail

American Bobtails are loving and incredibly intelligent cats. They are extremely interactive and bond with their human family with great devotion. They will often initiate games with their owners, and they demonstrate their hunting instincts in the home, by catching flying insects mid-air.

A mostly quiet cat, the American Bobtail is known to trill, chirp and click when delighted. This easy-going breed gets along with most dogs and welcomes newcomers.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from World Cat Congress (WCC)

Breed specifics

Country
United States
Coat
Short
Size category
Large
Avg life expectancy
13–15 years

Sociable / Calm / Even-tempered / Loving / Intelligent / Affectionate / Friendly / Playful

Key facts

  • Needs moderate grooming
  • Best suited to indoor life
  • Patient with children and other animals

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