The Japanese bobtail is a small cat breed with a bunny-like "pom" tail, straight or bent. It's linked to Japan but may have Asian origins. Affectionate and playful in nature.
American bobtail: Developed in the 1960s, bred from a stray with a short tail and a long-tailed female. Selective breeding led to the distinctive short tail. Sweet and playful family cats.
Pixie-bob: Resembles a mini bobcat, wild appearance but gentle and affectionate. Variable tail length, some tailless, others full. Many polydactyl with extra toes.
Manx cats: Some tailless ("grumpy"), others have short tails ("rumpy riser"). Stocky, athletic build, powerful jumpers. Active and cherished family members.
Kurilian bobtail: Ancient breed from Kuril Islands, Siberia, and Japan. Naturally bobbed tails vary in length. Muscular, playful, intelligent, social, and friendly with people and pets.
Cymric: Longhaired Manx variant. Some registries see it as separate. Dense double coat, often tailless, but can have bobbed or full tails. Litters may have both Manx
Highlander: New cat type, 2004 origin, desert lynx x jungle curl hybrids. Previously highland lynx. Wild appearance, gentle and loving. Natural bobbed tails, 2 to 6 inches, some full tails in kittens.
Mekong bobtail: Ancient Thai breed, bobbed tail varies in length and curve. Unique tails. Agile, athletic, climbers, and leapers. No tail needed for their athleticism.
Karelian bobtail: From Republic of Karelia, Finland-Russia area. Recessive gene for bobbed tail. Bent, kinked, twisted tails, pom-pom appearance. Friendly, easygoing companions.
Desert lynx: Bobcat DNA, mixed with Maine coon, Manx, American bobtail, and pixie-bob. Muscular, short-tailed, spotted coats. Social, affectionate, dog-like traits.