Jabocats American Bobtails

UPDATED  12/23/15

Janet Miller        Springfield, IL       217/415-2451       Jabocats@msn.com

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American Bobtail Information

Although the bobtail cat has been in America for many generations, the true development of the American Bobtail Breed began in the late 1960’s. Since that time experienced breeders using found feral bobtails from all Regions of the United States including Canada and Alaska have worked together to produce the gorgeous American Bobtails we have today. One of the more intriguing phenomena of the breed is the striking resemblance that cats from thousands of miles apart, with no known common heritage, have born to one another. By selectively breeding these like type cats, breeders have helped Mother Nature to develop the American Bobtail into the big, hearty wild looking bobtail cat seen today.

The American Bobtail makes an excellent family companion and interacts well with people of all ages. They are known for their love of games and can play fetch or hide and seek for hours on end. They are basically quiet cats in voice, however they trill, chirp and click when delighted. They are easily leash trained and love to go for walks. These are strong, healthy cats with no known genetic predisposition to health related problems. A highly adaptable cat developed by Mother Nature the American Bobtail can make his home in either a quiet or active environment. American Bobtails are a loving, kind, and incredibly intelligent breed. They easily adapt to a busy environment and bond well with their family. They get along well with most dogs.  Long haul truck drivers have purchased them as cabin companions, and psychotherapists have used them in their treatment programs.  The American Bobtail is noted for its wild look with an exceptional disposition and adaptability.  Don't let the "wild" appearance fool you, if you are looking for a well-adjusted, socialized, unique, beautiful American Bobtail........call