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Japanese Bobtail Cat

Japanese Bobtail Cat


Japanese Bobtail Cat

It thought that the first Japanese bobtailed cat breed arrived in Japan as presents from the emperor of China to his counterpart the emperor of Japan, where they have been known exist on the island nation for at least 1,000 years.

The Bobtail are known for their distinctive short tails were a naturally occurring phenomenon that was then set through selective breeding.

Japanese Bobtail Cat Information

Over the centuries, the cats were useful as guardians of grain supplies and protectors of the lucrative silkworms, both of which were threatened by rodents. Bobtails with a tricolor coat—red and black on a white background—became known as popular symbols of good luck.

Three of the cats were imported into the United States in 1968. By 1976, the shorthaired variety had been recognized by the Cat Fanciers Association. The longhaired Japanese Bobtail did not achieve CFA recognition until 1993. Today the Japanese Bobtail is recognized by all North American registries.


This is a medium-size cat weighing 6 to 10 pounds.

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