Sporting a bunny-like tail that's often called a "pom," the Japanese bobtail is a fairly small cat breed with a tail that is straight or bent. As its name suggests,
The American bobtail breed was developed in the 1960s. A couple adopted a stray cat with a short tail and bred him to their female cat with a typical long tail.
With the appearance of a miniature bobcat, the pixie-bob is one of the most wild-looking bobtail cat breeds—but rest assured this domesticated cat is an easygoing and affectionate feline friend.
Some Manx cats have no tails, while others have very short tails. A Manx with no tail is referred to as a "grumpy," while a Manx with some tail bone protrusion is called a "rumpy riser."
This bobtail cat breed lived for centuries on the Kuril Islands between Siberia and Japan. Its bobbed tail is a naturally occurring trait and can range in length.
The Cymric is essentially a longhaired version of the Manx. Some—but not all—breed registries recognize it as a separate cat breed.
The highlander is a new type of cat, originating in 2004 from a cross between a desert lynx and jungle curl, two hybrid cat breeds.
The Mekong bobtail originated in Thailand centuries ago. It has a naturally bobbed tail that can vary in length and can be curved or kinked in different ways.
This American cat breed was intentionally bred to look like a small black panther, but fortunately it proves to be a much more affectionate and sociable house companion. Originally developed in Kentucky in the 1970s,