American Bobtail Cat
The American bobtail is an untamed looking creature noted for its wild look, with an exceptional disposition and adaptability.
The American Bobtail is a medium-to-large, naturally occurring, bobtailed cat; a noticeably athletic animal, well muscled, with the appearance of power.
The tail should be clearly visible above the back when the cat is alert and is not to exceed the hock in length. The optimum tail is articulate and nearly straight with the slightest of curves.
The American Bobtail cat possesses a strong, broad modified wedge-shaped head, with a distinctive brow above large almost almond shaped eyes giving it a natural hunting gaze.
Its unique coat comes in a medium, semi-dense shorthair and a medium-length longhair that is resilient and resistant to water.
When in motion, it should exhibit a natural rolling gait giving the cat with all of its combined physical characteristics the resemblance of a bobtailed wildcat.
This is a slow maturing breed taking two to three years to reach to full adult.