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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.




California

Photo Cat's registered name: CH Rockinashi Ricochet of Ginchika
Cat's call name: Ricky or Little Dude
Breed: Japanese Bobtail
Color: Red and White
Date of Birth (mm/dd/yy): 07/15/2015
Sex: Male; neutered
Pet or show quality? Pet
Registered with: CFA
Cat's location: Southern California, California
Home preferences: Children of any age OK. Dogs OK; no other cats.
Notes: We call him Little Dude because he was so little when he first came to live with us. We got him primarily because he was an outcross for our cats, and not primarily for his type. He sired several litters for me, and now I want to retire him while he is young enough to enjoy being in a pet home. He doesn't exhibit any spraying behaviors here, but he is somewhat choosy about who he will get along with. Some cats he is fine with and will pay chase and even wrestle without a problem, others I have to watch him with, and finally, he does NOT like our Maine Coon. I don't know if it's because Jamie is bigger or looks different or has too much hair, but they have to be kept apart. For this reason, it would be better if he went to an only cat home, though I think he would adjust just fine to a kitten. Otherwise he is fairly mellow for a Bobtail, very affectionate and loves to be carried around and to snuggle. He's a talker, will chatter back at you if you talk to him, but not very loudly. He does not like unfamiliar surroundings, he is pretty unhappy at the vet, so he may take a few days to adjust to a new home, and his normal personality will come out. I think he would be good around gentle children and dogs once he adjusted. He has always been pretty healthy and will eat pretty much anything you offer him. I would prefer not to ship him, I think he would find it too traumatic given his behavior at the vet. I am willing to deliver him by car within a reasonable distance of Southern California. If you are interested, I can send you pictures.

Contact Jennifer Reding by:

Mail to  Email: jennifer@janipurr.com
Listed until Jan 18, 2018




California

Photo Cat's registered name: Fujicats Kumi of Ginchika
Cat's call name: Kumi or Kitten
Breed: Japanese Bobtail
Color: Silver Patterned Mi-ke (Silver Torbie and white)
Date of Birth (mm/dd/yy): 08/07/2016
Sex: Female; spayed
Pet or show quality? Pet
Registered with: CFA
Cat's location: Southern California, California
Notes: Kumi was a kitten back from a friend. Her tail is too short to be show quality, but she was very pretty as a kitten, and I wanted to see how she turned out. I have since decided to spay and place her. Kumi is small, only 5 1/2 lbs, and I don't think she will get any bigger, so she is like a perpetual kitten. She gets along really well with other cats, she is super affectionate and loving, and will make a wonderful pet. She is still somewhat kitten like in activity level and manners, so she needs someone to play with and some patience in teaching her to stay off the counters.She is typically very healthy, with no known problems. I think she would be great with other cats or cat friendly dogs or cat savvy children. She has already been microchipped as well as spayed. I am willing to ship, but would prefer to hand carry her to her new home.

Contact Jennifer Reding by:

Mail to  Email: jennifer@janipurr.com
Listed until Jan 18, 2018





 

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