He isn’t as vocal as some breeds, but he communicates his pleasure with chirps, clicks and trills, as well as the standard purr and meow. The American Bobtail is an uncommon breed of domestic cat which was developed in the late 1960s. Trim the nails every couple of weeks. Eye color varies with coat color. HOME PAGE ; PayPal, CLICK HERE TO PAY; LITTERS ARRIVING/PRICE/SHIPPING; QUEENS & KINGS; PAST KITTEN LITTERS. Avoid using cotton swabs, which can damage the interior of the ear. Brush the teeth to prevent periodontal disease. The American Bobtail developed initially through natural selection. The aperture is angled to base of ear, and with medium wide spacing and deep sockets. There is a concave curve from nose to brow, or rise to prominent brow, a broad unpinched muzzle, prominent whisker pads, a gently sloped wide nose and full, strong jaws. Consider whether you have the time and patience for a cat who needs daily brushing. All of the cats used to develop the breed were non-pedigreed domestic shorthairs and longhairs. The eye shape combined with the brow gives the breed its natural hunting gaze and expression of intelligence and alertness. Some litters have kittens with full-length tails. A bath is rarely necessary. When choosing your American Bobtail kitten, you should look for a reputable breeder, who will undoubtedly have a series of questions for you designed to make sure that you and the American Bobtail are compatible. The head is a broad wedge without flat planes, size proportionate to body. On the face, the longhair may look as if he is sporting mutton chops. The American Bobtail comes in all colors and patterns, with preference given to colors and patterns that enhance the natural wild appearance of the breed. Our ratings are generalizations, and they're not a guarantee of how any breed or individual cat will behave; cats from any breed can be good with children based on their past experiences and personality. Some breeds sound off more often than others with meows, yowls, and chattering. [7], American Bobtails require two to three years to develop, slower than many domestic cat breeds. Breed isn't the only factor that goes into affection levels; cats who were raised inside a home with people around feel more comfortable with humans and bond more easily. It is most notable for its stubby "bobbed" tail about one-third to one-half the length of a normal cat's tail. The foundation stock for this breed were feral domestic cats possessing a natural bobtail.