Japanese Bobtail Cat Breed Profile

Recognizable for stubby bobbed tail. Come in many coat colors and patterns.


Intelligent, active, and friendly. Affectionate and enjoy being with people.


Natural mutation in Japan. Featured in ancient folklore and art. Popularized in 1960s.


Generally robust health. Prone to hip dysplasia and tail kinks. Lifespan 15-18 years.


Require daily play and exercise. Should stay indoors. Minimal grooming needed.  

Care Tips

Known as the “good luck cat” in Japan. Energetic and love climbing. Make chirping sounds.

Fun Facts

The lively Japanese Bobtail makes a wonderful companion. Their friendly personality and unique look make them a popular choice.


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