Japanese Bobtail

An ancient breed native to Japan

This ancient breed is native to the islands of Japan, where records suggest he arrived about 1000 years ago from China. Legend has it that, in the 1600s, the silk trade was in crisis due to damage from rats. In came the Japanese Bobtail, who saved the day (and the silk). His tail is very unique and can have any combination of curves and kinks. This cat’s back legs are slightly longer than his front legs, giving the look of a very muscular cat. His eyes are more oval than round. This is a cat known for his pleasant voice, which he uses frequently.

Polpetta submitted by Renata Tufano Ho

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