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American Bob Tail

American Bob Tail Profile

Lifespan: 15-20 Years

Avg height: 20-25.4cms

Avg weight Female: 3.1-4.9 kg

Avg weight Male: 6.8-7.2 kg

Coat type: Short to medium length dense coat

Coat colours and body type: Medium stocky build with short tail, particularly strong hind legs and broad chest; variable colours.  

Grooming required: Moderate - twice weekly (long hair) / Low maintenance - occasional brush (short hair).

Similar Breeds: Japanese bobtail, Manx.

Health Profile: Spinal problems, hip dysplasia.


American Bob Tail temperament

Easygoing, adaptable and highly affectionate. This breed enjoys company, be it human, or other pets. Will do well with children and will adjust to a busy family setting. 

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.