Japanese Bobtail 

GENERAL: the Japanese Bobtail should present the overall impression of a medium sized cat with clean lines and bone structure, well-muscled but straight and slender rather than massive in build. The unique set of its eyes, combined with high cheek bones and a long parallel nose, lend a distinctive Japanese cast to the face, especially in profile, quite different from the other oriental breeds. Its short tail should resemble a bunny tail with the hair fanning out to create a pom-pom appearance which effectively camouflages the underlying bone structure of the tail. SUGGESTED BREEDINGS by MENANDPETS.COM No breeding to signal
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HEAD: although the head appears long and finely chiseled, it forms almost a perfect equilateral triangle (the triangle does not include the ears) with gentle curving lines, high cheekbones, and a noticeable whisker break, the nose long and well-defined by two parallel lines from tip to brow with a gentle dip at, or just below, eye level. Allowance must be made for jowls in the stud cat.

EARS: large, upright, and expressive, set wide apart but at right angles to the head rather than flaring outward, and giving the impression of being tilted forward in repose.

MUZZLE: fairly broad and rounding into the whisker break; neither pointed nor blunt. CHIN: should be full, neither undershot nor overshot.

EYES: large, oval rather than round, but wide and alert; set into the skull at a rather pronounced slant when viewed in profile. The eyeball shows a shallow curvature and should not bulge out beyond the cheekbone or the forehead.

BODY: medium in size, males proportionately larger than females. Torso long, lean and elegant, not tubular, showing well developed muscular strength without coarseness. No inclination toward flabbiness or cobbiness. General balance of utmost importance. NECK: neither too long nor too short, in proportion to the length of the body.

LEGS: in keeping with the body, long, slender, and high, but not dainty or fragile in appearance. The hind legs noticeably longer than the forelegs, but deeply angulated to bend when the cat is standing relaxed so that the torso remains nearly level rather than rising toward the rear. When standing, the cat's forelegs and shoulders form two continuous straight lines, close together.

PAWS: oval. Toes: five in front and four GO BACK TO LIST.

COAT (SHORTHAIR): medium length, soft and silky, but without a noticeable undercoat.

COAT (LONGHAIR): length medium-long to long, texture soft and silky, with no noticeable undercoat in the mature adult. Frontal ruff desirable. Coat may be shorter and close lying over the shoulders, gradually lengthening toward the rump, with noticeable longer hair on the tail and rear britches. Ear and toe tufts desirable. Coat should lie so as to accent the lines of the body.

TAIL: the tail is unique not only to the breed, but to each individual cat. This is to be used as a guideline, rather than promoting one specific type of tail out of the many that occur within the breed.

The tail must be clearly visible and is composed of one or more curves, angles, or kinks or any combination thereof. The furthest extension of the tail bone from the body should be no longer than three inches. The direction in which the tail is carried is not important. The tail may be flexible or rigid and should be of a size and shape that harmonizes with the rest of the cat.

COLOR: in the bi-colors and tri-colors (Ml-KE) any color may predominate with preference given to bold, dramatic markings and vividly contrasting colors. In the solid color cat the coat color should be of uniform density and color from the tip to the root of each hair and from the nose of the cat to the tail. Nose leather, paw pads, and eye color should harmonize generally with coat color. Blue eyes and odd eyes are allowed.

PENALIZE: short round head, cobby build.

DISQUALIFY: tail bone absent or extending too far beyond body. Tail lacking in pom-pom or fluffy appearance. Delayed bobtail effect (i.e., the pom-pom being preceded by an inch or two of normal tail with close-lying hair rather than appearing to commence at the base of the spine).


WHITE: pure glistening white.

BLACK: dense, coal black, sound from roots to tip of fur. Shiny and free from any tinge of rust on tips.

RED: deep, rich, clear, brilliant red, the deeper and more glowing in tone the better.


RED AND WHITE/RED TABBY AND WHITE (red areas may have tabby striping or spotting).

Ml-KE (tricolor): black, red, and white (red areas may have tabby striping or spotting).

TORTOISESHELL: black, red, and cream.

OTHER JAPANESE BOBTAIL COLORS (OJBC): Include the following categories and any other color or pattern or combination thereof except coloring showing the evidence of hybridization resulting in the colors chocolate, lavender, point-restricted (i.e., Siamese marking) or un-patterned agouti (i.e., Abyssinian coloring), or these combinations with white. "Patterned" and patched tabby categories include any variety of tabby striping or spotting in a mackerel, spotted or classic pattern with or without areas of solid (unmarked) color, with preference given to bold, dramatic markings and rich, vivid coloring. Cats with no more white than a locket and/or button do not qualify for these color classes. Such cats shall be judged in the color class of their basic color with no penalty for such locket and/or button.


TABBY COLORS: Red Tabby, Brown Tabby, Blue Tabby, Cream Tabby, Silver Tabby.

PATCHED TABBY COLORS: Brown Patched Tabby, Blue Patched Tabby, Silver Patched Tabby.

OTHER PARTI-COLORS: Blue-Cream. Other Bi-Colors: Blue and White or Cream and White.

TABBY AND WHITE COLORS: Brown Tabby and White, Blue Tabby and White, Cream Tabby and White, or Silver Tabby and White.

PARTI-COLOR AND WHITE COLORS: Tortoiseshell and White or Blue-Cream and White.

OTHER TRI-COLORS: Dilute Mi-ke (Blue Cream and White); Patterned Mi-ke (areas of brown tabby and areas of red on white [red areas may be solid or tabby]); Dilute Patterned Mi-ke (areas of blue tabby and areas of cream on white [cream areas may be solid or tabby]); Silver Patterned Mi-ke (areas of silver tabby and areas of red on white [red areas may be solid or tabby]); Smoke Mi-ke (black, red and white. Non-white areas have a white undercoat deeply tipped with black or red [red areas may be solid or tabby]. Cat in repose appears mi-ke. When the coat is parted, the white undercoat is clearly apparent).

above the CFA Breed Standards

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Its name draws in inganno:questo original cat in fact of China and arriv in single Japan around the eleventh century. In the country of sol the considered Levant a true one and just portafortuna, but must to the breeders Americans the selection and the spread in the world of this race. In Europe, the Japanese Bobtail sbarc at the beginning of years eighty, but still a micio much rare one In its country of origin comes also called the cat with the tail to crisantemo or pom-pom.

The cat of the Sol Levant

The Japanese Bobtail, affectionate micio with one very small tail of approximately 8-10 centimeters, considered a portafortuna living. In Japan ritratto on postcards and statuette, with one leg often raised nellatto to give one risen of blessing. And a po what the cornetto it represents for the Neapolitans, a talisman, an object that the tradition wants dense of benevolent fate.

Perhaps all the history of the cats in the Country of the Sol the richest Levant of superstizione and never, like in Japan, the cats has been ritratti from the artists in several the centuries to the scope to not only embellish the painting, as it was made in Europe, but with the attempt to represent the complex nature of this animal, of time in good-natured time infida or, it suspects or glad, malignant or deceptive.

It seems that the cats arrived in Japan from China in the 999 after Christ and that in order at least five centuries were the favourites of the nobilt. But the preferred ones were those with the short tail from the moment that the ancient legends spoke about the cat demon of Okabe that possessed one bifurcate tail. This preference seems is to the base dellaffermazione of mici nearly deprives of tail, than they did not get confused therefore with the terrible demon.

Lappendice of the Bobtail not in order completely absent, short, long solo much to the maximum one ten of centimeters. It is similar to a pompom and it comes straight capacity towards lalto when the micio walks. The fact not to have a long and as well as less bifurcate tail like the feared cat demon of the legends and the fact that the tail is similar the flower of the crisantemo, lemblema of the imperial house, has contributed to render the Bobtail the Japanese national cat. And still today custom near the sailors, to hold to edge of the ships one or two cats just in order to ask for with their magical presence the danger of the storms in sea.

Myth protagonist, celebrated animal from the supernatural powers, the cat in Japan be always in tightest contact with the artists. In the course of the centuries, the mici have been represent to you in the paintings, in the ivory statues, on the chinas and the objects in bronze. Immortali painters have taken them like models. Pack-saddles to think next to the leggendario Ando Hirodshige (1797-1858) or next to Utawaga Kuniyoshi (1797-1861) that it loved the cats tenderly and of it held many in its study. A student of Kuniyoshi tells itself that, ritrasse a day the master while he painted a picture with a cat in arm and others that played to its feet. Great painter Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) was usual to paint cats of various color. In fact he was convinced that to every color of the hair a particular one corresponded to be able magical. The red cats were devout the powerful necromancers, in a position to putting into effect whichever sortilegio, while those with the R-bianco.e.nero hair were the devout weak people.

C$r-with regard to the relationship between the cats and i Japanese painters c one curious legend that he has for Chodensu protagonist, artist of XV the century. While he was working to the painting on Nirvana that is found in the monastero of Tofukuji to Kyoto, the painter promised to its cat to insert it nellopera if the ingredients for the colors had procurato it. The cat then guid the master in a point where, between particular types of land, the materials in order to obtain the colors was abundant. Chodensu then, satisfied of the just animal one, ritrasse in the painting that still today possible to see.

There are often the cats also in the works of celebre the Tsugoharu Leonard Foujita (1886-1968) that he was friend of Amedeo Modigliani and that condens larte traditional Japanese with modernit of Paris of beginning the 1900's. In many burlaps, Foujita it painted if same to the job chino on the small table with a cat coiled up on the back and a photography, remained famous, has immortalato it while with a hand it caress one of the cats of its study to Montparnasse and with laltra ago ritratto.  

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Ransom: average from the 2 to the 5 kg

Eyes: they are and of great shape oval. The tonalit of the eyes in harmony with that one of the fur and pu to be also blue or it learns, that is a blue eye and one orange

Tail: it must be to mozzicone that it does not have to exceed the 8-10cm, rolled up on if same, like in one spiral.

Legs: they are long and thin, those posterior devout leggermente high ones of those front ones.

Hair: and short thin to the tact, lacking in sottopelo and it remains very adherent to the body. One variet to semilong hair but much rare one exists also.

Color: Self and tortie: white man, shells of turtle, red, black. Bicolored: with the white man all the colors and disegni.Le spots must be of alive color and enunciate clearly on the candid base.

Average life: 13 years


The Japanese bobtail a cat much sociable one is with the strangers who with the familiar ones. It chats gladly and it tries is made to understand modulating the voice in delicate vocalizes. Refined, elegant, seduce gets passionate you to it of the felines from the aspect and the particular character.And a cat that always has need of stimuli therefore the game must make part of the every day ruotines. Affectionate and much intelligent one, adapted is to the life in house that to the life to the open.


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