American Bobtail Cat Breed Profile


The American Bobtail Cat is a very adaptable, loving breed of cat. They are highly devoted and gentle animals, all the while being playful and highly energetic. These cats are highly intelligent creatures, and will spend their lives constantly surprising their owners with the things they can and will do.

Family/Child Friendly

These cats are well suited for family environments. American Bobtails love to play with children, and they are almost dog like because they enjoy a game of fetch any time. These cats also get along with other pets as well.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan of this breed of cat ranges around 15 years or more. With the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for the American Bobtails is around 7 to 12 lbs.

Common Diseases

Luckily this breed of cat has relatively few diseases. The most common diseases associated with American Bobtail Cats are Rumpies and Hip Problems. Routine Veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Housebreaking and Shedding

This breed of cat comes litterbox trained at around 8 weeks of age. The American Bobtail Cat is an average shedder, requiring brushing around every other day.

Best Owner Compatibility

This cat can be for apartments and condo dweller. However, they are not suited for the frequent traveler, as they crave constant human attention. The best Owner has lots of love and attention to give and a playmate in the form of another pet for the cat to play with.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy an American Bobtails are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

Owning this breed of cat does not come cheaply. The average cost for one of these cats ranges from $900 and above for each cat. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

American Bobtails are not usually aggressive animals unless they are abused. The only exception to this rule is when they play. When cats play, they bite, and they sometimes bite really hard! Its not true aggression, but it can hurt someone who is not used to it!

Noise Factor

American Bobtails are not usually noisy unless their food is late or you have been too busy to pay attention to them. If either is the case, they will resort to many different ways to letting you know where you went wrong.

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