Japanese Bobtail Cat

Japanese Bobtail Cat

Japanese Bobtail CH GP Furrfayar's So Long Oo Long
Japanese Bobtail Breed Profile

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Furrfayar’s So Long Oo Long

THE BODY: When you look at a Japanese bobtail you should see a medium or small sized cat with a slender athletic body. It has rather tall elegant (but never thin-boned) legs and the hind legs are longer than the front legs the back legs are carried at an angel but the back will still be slightly higher at the rear than at the shoulders.

THE FACE: A bobtail has a longish face with clearly marked eyes that are set at an angle giving the cat quite a Japanese look. The face should form an almost equilateral triangle. The ears should be set wide apart some almost look as if they tilt slightly forward giving the cat an alert expression.

THE TAIL: A Japanese bobtail has always got a tail albeit a short one the tail is composed of kinks and bends and should be no longer than 10-13 cm long were it to be stretched out. NB a bobtail-tail must never be pulled out as some of the bone may be fused together it may cause the cat discomfort instead using gentle fingers follow the bone around to discover the structure. Typically a bobtail would extend 5-8 cm from the body. A bobtail s tail is as individual as a persons fingerprint no two are the same. The tail usually has a bunny like look to it; it s called a pom (as in pom-pom).

THE COAT: The bobtail has a very soft silk-like coat without any under-wool. There is a longhaired variety that is not yet Fife approved so may not be shown in the UK.

COLOURS: A Japanese bobtail may have any colour apart from silver ticked tabby and colour pointed. The most popular is the black tortie and white (Mi-Ke see the history of the bobtail.) and the colours that can produce Mi-Ke.

Based in West Bridgford Nottingham
A small independent rescue centre caring for and rehoming cats and kittens around the West Bridgford area of Nottingham. All cats/kittens are checked by a local vet prior to rehoming and are at adoption leukaemia free wormed and deflead if necessary. The rescue relies on donations and volunteers to continue their work. They have two or three Open Days each year to raise funds and meet supporters old and new. If you would like to go along to the next event would like to volunteer your help or wish to adopt a cat please contact as follows:
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Japanese Bobtail Cat

Responsibilities of Cat Ownership

All cats require adequate shelter from the elements protection from potentially harmful situations an adequate and balanced daily diet and the opportunity to take exercise.

It is the owner who must bear the responsibility if a cat bites or scratches a human kills wildlife causes damage to property creates noise or other pollution or is the direct cause of other community costs.

Cat-owners should be aware of any signs of illness in their cats and must ensure that proper veterinary care is provided.

The RSPCA recommends that cats be kept indoors from dusk to dawn and this is often mandated by law.

The following information is intended to provide a very basic overview of the essentials of caring for your cat. It does not cover every aspect of the care of your pet and we strongly advise that you seek further specific information and advice in order to ensure the welfare of any animals in your care.


Feline enteritis is a viral disease which is usually fatal and vaccination is essential. Feline respiratory disease is a viral disease caused by a range of viral diseases which results in "flu" symptoms but is not usually fatal however vaccination is advisable. None of these diseases affect humans. Initial vaccinations are usually given from six to eight weeks of age. Booster vaccinations are required and you should consult your veterinary surgeon for advice on the proper schedule.


Kitten roundworms are not infective to humans but nonetheless your cat requires regular worming. Tapeworms can also infect cats. Your veterinary surgeon will advise on a worming schedule.


Fleas are a common external parasite of cats. They may cause severe itching and inflammation of the skin leading to dermatitis. There are now a number of options available for control of fleas including medication insecticidal powders or washes or the use of a flea collar. Your veterinarian will be able to advise you on these products.


Female cats are neutered to prevent seasonal cycles and to prevent unwanted pregnancies. Tomcats are neutered to prevent fighting and wandering and other undesirable habits such as spraying urine to mark territory.

Your cat can be neutered from two months of age. Please click here to find out further information about neutering.

Japanese Bobtail Cat

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Japanese Bobtail Cat

Japanese Bobtail Cat



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