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Cat Breed Description

The Japanese Bobtail cat is a naturally occuring breed that has existed in Japan for at least a thousand years. The Japanese Bobtail is distinguished by a naturally short tail, which can resemble a rabbit's tail. No two tails are ever alike. However, the tail should not be handled roughly and no attempt should be made to "straighten" it. The kinks and curves are a natural part of the tail.

Japanese Bobtail kittens are bred in many colors and patterns, although the most poular is the is the tri-color, or mi-ke (white with red and black) good-luck pattern.

The Japanese Bobtail personality is outgoing, friendly, active, intelligent and talkative, even entering into entire conversations with "their" people. Although Japanese Bobtails like to talk, they are not noisy and do not have loud voices, though they may make an amazing range of sounds.

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