Japanese Bobtail Breed Profile


Among the endearing qualities of the Japanese Bobtail Cat is that they are active, strong willed, energetic, and not easily intimidated.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of cat is perfect for children and family, being that if they are with children, both the children and the cat will wear themselves out by the end of the day. Perfect companion for hyperactive children.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan of this breed of cat is around 9 to 15 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of cat is around 6 to 9 lbs.

Common Diseases

The most common diseases and medical conditions associated with this breed of cat include but are not limited to having a tail that can be easily injured.

Housebreaking and Shedding

This breed of cat comes litterbox trained at around 8 weeks of age. The Japanese Bobtail Cat is an average shedder, requiring brushing around weekly.

Best Owner Compatibility

Can be suitable for the apartment or condo environment. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has lots of love and attention to give and tons of toys to play with. This breed of cat likes to have a playmate in the form of another cat, or they will tend to drive their owners crazy.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of cat are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

The average cost for this breed of cat is around $1,100+ per cat. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

Not usually aggressive unless abused or neglected. They do like to be highly active and playful, which with the playful biting and scratching that cats tend to do, can look like aggression.

Noise Factor

Not usually noisy unless their food is late or they want attention. If you don't give them attention when they want it, cats will always find a unique way to let you know.

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