- Weight: 11 – 14 kilos | male
9 – 11 kilos | feminine
- Top: 11 – 13 inches | male
9 – 10 inches | feminine
The Look of a Pixie-Bob
The Pixie-Bob has a bobcat-like face, a noticed tabby coat and a brief, bobbed tail. These cats are available each shorthair and longhair variations, and have black tufts on the ideas of their ears. The chin is outstanding, and the eyes are hooded, giving the cat a wild look.
Male Pixie-Bobs weigh wherever from 12 to 22 kilos, whereas females are sometimes 8 to 12 kilos. The Pixie-Bob’s physique is stocky and stable. Pixie-Bobs are additionally the one polydactyl breed acknowledged by TICA; these cats might have wherever from six to seven toes on every foot.
- Wild look
- Good with kids
- Household oriented
Very best Human Companion
- Households with kids
- Singles with different pets
- First-time cat house owners
What They Are Prefer to Stay With
Pixie-Bobs are busy however not hyperactive. They have a tendency to develop an unusually robust bond with their households, and like to journey within the automobile. They’re simple to coach to stroll on a harness, and wish to fetch. They’re extraordinarily quiet with solely an occasional chirp. Pixie-Bobs often get alongside properly with different pets.
Pixie-Bobs are identified for being good with kids, and are exceptionally extra affected person with children than most different cats. Some individuals describe Pixie-Bobs as being nearly like a cross between a canine and a cat as a result of they’re dedicated to their households however are catlike on the subject of being left alone through the day. Individuals who stay with these cats additionally describe them as being very clever.
Issues You Ought to Know
Pixie-Bobs take pleasure in being a part of a household, and though they’re okay left alone for hours at a time, they want a lot of consideration when you’re with them.
Lengthy-haired Pixie-Bob’s want weekly brushing to take away unfastened hair and to discourage hairballs.
The Pixie-Bob is usually confused with the American Bobtail, however these are two completely different breeds.
Pixie-Bob Historical past
The Pixie-Bob breed is believed to have began from the unintentional mating of a bobcat and a barn cat within the state of Washington, which produced a feminine kitten named Pixie, owned by Carol Ann Brewer. Pixie turned the muse mom of the breed in 1985. (The breed’s bobcat ancestry has by no means been genetically confirmed, though it’s broadly believed amongst breeders.)
In 1994, The Worldwide Cat Affiliation (TICA) acknowledged the Pixie-Bob breed. The American Cat Fanciers Affiliation additionally accepted the breed in 2005. Pixie-Bob breeders are at present searching for acceptance for the breed with the Cat Fanciers Affiliation.