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Kurilian Bobtail cats - this is...

Ideal companion cats, focused on communication with a person

Wild natural feline beauty, reminiscent of a lynx with a pom-pom tail

Easy learning and high intelligence

Good health, strong immunity

Real dog habits, love, devotion and loyalty to his master

Activity and playfulness until old age

Friendly to dogs and other animals that live nearby

Pronounced hunter's habits: easily catch mice, insects, snakes and even fish

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The Kurilian Bobtail cat is a graceful medium to large sized cat with a muscular, strong compact body, a raised croup and a slightly arched back. The large head of kurbobs has a trapezoidal shape and is characterized by rounded outlines, with wide cheekbones and a flat skull. Ears of medium size are slightly bent forward and set high, with rounded tips. The straight and wide nose is of medium length. Rounded eyes are widely set, the color should harmoniously correspond to the color - from yellow to green. The limbs are strong and proportional, the hind legs are noticeably longer than the front ones, the paw pads are round.


The main pride of all Kuril cats is their unusual pompom tail. It can be curved or twisted, from 3 to 8 cm long, without taking into account the woolen cover that forms the pompom. Creases and bends can be represented by one or more nodes in various combinations. On the whole planet, you cannot find two kurbobs with the same tails - the bends, sizes and mobility of each representative of the breed are strictly individual.


Nature has endowed the Kurilian Bobtail with a thick, luxurious coat, with a developed guard hair and a slightly pronounced undercoat. In cats of this breed, it is divided into two types - short and medium length. In semi-longhair individuals, well-developed panties, collar and tassels on the ears are preferred. As for the color, a huge variety of variations is permissible here, but the marble and brindle colors especially emphasize the wild beauty of these cats.


Short-tailed wild cats have been living on the Kuril Islands for a long time, since the 8th century. In these harsh weather lands, they have gained a reputation as excellent hunters and rat-catchers, reminiscent of small lynxes with their grace and power. In the second half of the 20th century, geologists and the military, returning from expeditions and business trips to the mainland, often brought with them animals of unique northern beauty, but they were all mistaken for distant relatives of Japanese bobtails, which at that time already had some fame in the world. However, these two breeds are similar only in the absence of a tail, in everything else - physique, appearance and character - they have significant differences.

Attention was paid to unknown cats only in the 1980s, when long-haired and short-haired animals with a short tail came to the mainland from the islands of Iturup and Kunashir, which gave rise to the development of new breed standards. Several enthusiastic cat lovers, owners of pets with pom-pom tails, took up the breeding of unusual felines with beautiful appearance and excellent character. First, a preliminary breed standard was formed, but the results of the first matings made it clear that all the characteristic features of cats are inherited stably and their short tail is not associated with any anomalies harmful to the health of animals.


Kurilian bobtails always attract attention at cat shows, these beautiful and sociable animals are happy to have as pets.  But, nevertheless, while they cannot be called animals of mass consumption, they still remain exotic and mysterious little lynxes, emphasizing the status and excellent taste of their owner.

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