The Pixiebob is a domestic cat that resembles the North American Bobcat in appearance.
The Pixiebob’s wild appearance does not reflect the breed’s caring, trustworthy, and tractable attitude. While the disposition of Pixiebobs varies based on their bloodlines and mixes, the majority are intelligent, gregarious, people-oriented, curious, and playful. Some people are more relaxed, having lovely and devoted personalities. Pixiebobs are intelligent, have strong family relationships, and are lively without being harmful.
Pixiebobs get along nicely with both children and other animals. Nose is broad and slightly convex. Pixiebobs, in general, develop devoted to the entire family and get along well with everyone. paw pads and hocks dark brown or black Some Pixiebobs enjoy socializing with individuals outside their family, while others adore their relatives but hide under the bed when outsiders call. The majority of Pixiebobs want to be with their human families and will follow their pet parents throughout the house. They also appreciate youngsters who play gently, and they normally get along and enjoy playing with other cat-friendly companion animals if suitable introductions are made.
Most are silent; their vocalization is mainly confined to chirps and twitters, however they will occasionally meow when they need to communicate with their favorite people. Some will have noiseless meow talks with their people. Pixiebobs are extremely bright and acquire the meanings of useful words and phrases rapidly.
There are conflicting stories about the origins of this breed. According to popular belief, Pixiebobs are descended from American bobcats. In reality, this breed is nothing more than a domestic cat with a tail mutation.
The Pixiebob breed was created by Carol Ann Brewer of Stoneisland Cattery in Washington State. The foundation female was born in April 1986 between a bobbed tail classic tabby male who reportedly stood as tall as the knees and a domestic female cat. The kitten had a reddish-fawn coat with mild spotting and a wild-looking face, despite the cat’s domestic disposition. Brewer gave her the name Pixie. Brewer began seeking for more bobtailed cats with the distinguishing untamed appearance in 1987. She wished for more Pixie-like kitties.
In 1989, she wrote the first breed standard, which incorporated the bobtailed cats’ reliably reproduced features, and named the breed Pixiebob, in honor of Pixie and because of the breed’s defining bobbed tail trait. When Brewer started looking for association acceptance for the breed, she realized how difficult it would be to register an imagined wildcat hybrid, even though this wasn’t the case for the Pixiebob; CFA doesn’t recognise any breeds with wildcat blood, even the popular Bengal.
Brewer approached TICA in 1993 and filed the first standard in preparation for the breed’s registration. TICA was presented with the breed as a totally domestic breed, and DNA testing for wildcat markers confirmed that none of the cats examined contained any. There was no evidence that the Pixiebob was anything other than a domestic cat with a short tail. The Pixiebob won the TICA championship in 1998.
Pixiebobs can have varied length tails, and some have normal long tails. Unlike Manx tail varieties, Pixiebobs are not born fully tailless, though a tail may occasionally be so short that the cat seems tailless.
Massive and rangy. Size ranges from medium to huge. Shoulder blades that are prominent. The back is not flat, with a little upward slope toward the hips. Hips are medium in breadth, prominent, and sloping downward to the tail. Deep flank, wide chest The original belly pouch.
Inverted pear, medium to huge. Soft and woolly texture with loft. The muzzle is completely broad. Whisker pads that are soft and delicately shaped. A clear whisker break. They are quickly leash trained and like going for walks with their humans. A minor nose bump. A slightly rounded forehead; a concave curve from the eye ridge to the bridge of the nose.
Medium height with a broad, deep base. Set as far to the side as the top of the head, with a slight outward slant.
Soft triangular with a medium-sized hood. A thick brow. One eye width apart, deep set. Gold, brown, or gooseberry green eyes.
PAWS & LEGS
Legs are lengthy, with the hind legs being significantly longer. Muscular with a lot of boning. Large, long, wide, almost spherical feet with fleshy toes. Except for the dew claws, all toes must lie on the floor pointing forward. Maximum of seven toes.
The minimal length to the hock with the leg stretched is two inches. Tail articulation, kinks, and curls are prevalent.
All hues of Brown Spotted Tabby; mouse coat; reversed ticking; light color throat to belly; They do not normally associate with a single individual. The tail tip should be dark brown/black; a white or cream ring should surround the eye; and mascara should be applied from the outside corner down through the cheek. Small to medium patches with ticking; random spotting common.
LONG HAIR COAT
Medium, less than two inches (5 cm). Longer belly hair Soft texture, closer to the body than shorthair. Semi-dense. Type takes precedence over coat, color, and pattern. The facial hair on both coats is full and bushy, with a downward growth trend. The coat simply separates and is weather resistant.
SHORT HAIR COAT
Coat that stands up short. Longer belly hair The chin is well-developed. Is resistant to touch. The facial hair on both coats is full and bushy, with a downward growth trend. The coat simply separates and is weather resistant.
While the qualities listed below are common for this breed, cats are individuals with unique personalities and appearances. For more information about a specific pet, please contact the adoption group.
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