Top representatives of the breed Kurilian Bobtail appeared in exhibitions for the first time in 1990. At that time many experts believed that the curious cats are just an imitation of the famous Japanese Bobtail. Nothing its not known today if the two races have something in common genetically, in addition to short and bushy tail. It is assumed that even Kurilian Bobtail cats were the first breed “endowed” with a separate queue, after which it would be developed breed Japanese Bobtail. While the cats were high-ranking Japanese aristocrat breed, elegant Kurilian Island cats were kept in their natural state: more wild.
The cats of race in the Karelian Bobtail (though the names are similar, there are 2 different races), they are the result of a mutation in the Manx breed or Kurilian. Karelian cats originate from St. Petersburg, in the western part of Russia. Recessive gene present in Kurilian tail is dominant in the Karelian cats. They are closer, after issue, to the the Norwegian Forest Cat, while the Kurilian is closer to the Siberian breed.
Bobtail cats Kurilian are medium to large. It is characterized by a muscular body, compact design. The head is round in shape, round eyes, yellow or green, and ears are “hidden” by tufts of hair. Legs are ending with round paws and the tail has a tuft form and can be measured either by 3 cm, or between 8 and 15 cm .The fur is dense, fine, short, in 2 layers. Unlike wild version of this breed, mustached Kurilian Bobtail domesticated cat is bigger. If a wild cat may weigh 3.5 to 4 kg, a pets cat get even 6 kg. Wild females weigh between 2 and 2.5 kilograms while domesticated variant reaches 4 kg.
Character and behavior:
Kurilian Bobtail Cats are strong felines and savage looking animals because they are medium to large. Cats are healthy with a balanced character. Love to be spoiled and are very quiet, hardly aggressive. In the wild, are animals that live in groups, like packs of wolves. Animals are very smart and resourceful. It adapts well to any conditions, including transport of 2 days. The appearance of these wild cats are not reflected in their temperament. They love people company, are ideal for living in the apartment or house.
A special feature of this breed’s is the passion for … water! Love to bathe, to “fish” and play in water. They are very easy to train, because they are obeying cats. Cats are among the most of the time silent, do not cause harm around the house (which means they can left alone in the living room, but it is good to be trained a bit initially!).
In the family, Kurilian Bobtail male cat don’t runs away from the responsibility of raising his kittens, being very glad to help the female
Can be found in various shades and combinations of colors: chocolate, red, beige, white, gray, white, gray, white, black, tiger, etc.. White cats may have blue eyes.