Grooming Needs: Low; even the longhairs have silky fur that isn't mat-prone
Activity Level: High
Social Needs: Love everything about family life, from people to other pets
Associations: Japanese Bobtails are accepted in all USA/Canadian cat registries.
About The Japanese Bobtail One of the oldest naturally-occurring breeds, Japanese Bobtails have figured into the artistic history of Japan for at least a thousand years. Japanese Bobtails are distinguished by a naturally short, curved and kinked tail. Like fingerprints, no two Bobtail tails are exactly alike. They are bred in many colors, though the most popular pattern is bicolor. The Japanese consider the mi-ke (white with red and black calico patches) to be good luck.
Japanese Bobtails are the quintessential family pet, interacting and playing with every family member, human or otherwise. They enjoy carrying toys around, playing fetch, and engaging in games of tag with their feline friends. Talkative but not loud, they can carry on entire conversations with a wide variety of entertaining sounds.
Did You Know? The Maneki-neko, a traditional Japanese figuring depicting a cat with one paw raised, is usually represented by a mi-ke Japanese Bobtail.