| Country of Origin
| Date of Origin
||Pre 19th Century
||2.5 - 4 Kgs (6 - 9 lbs)
Japanese Bobtails are medium sized, slender but well muscled cats. Their short, pom-pom tail is carried either straight or curled. They can be either long or shorthaired and their coat can be a variety of patterns and colours.
Japanese Bobtails are vibrantly alert.
If you are considering a Japanese Bobtail as a pet, consider the following points:
They require light grooming
They are gregarious
They are active
They are usually vocal
Japanese Bobtails are a rare breed of cat.
Tortoishell and white bobtails are known as Mi-ke in Japan which means "three fur". They are the most prized coat colour and pattern and odd-eyed Mi-ke cats are even more favoured than blue or gold eyed versions.