Pixie-bob - Breed Profile:
Origin: United States
Size: Medium to large
Coat Type(s): Shorthair and longhair
Grooming: Little (shorthair); weekly (longhair)
Activity Level: High
Attention Requirement: Average
Overall: Moderately obedient
Pixie-bobs can be both shorthair and longhair. Pixie-bobs are loving, trustworthy and tractable
Physical characteristicsPixie-bobs resemble the American Bobtail cat in a way, but the latest DNA testing did not detect any Bobcat genes. The size of Pixie-bobs varies from medium to large. They have a well-muscled and well-boned body with a broad, well-developed chest. The hips have a medium width; they are prominent and slightly higher than the shoulders. The brows look heavy, and the eyes have a triangular shape. The tail can be of any length - from short (about 2 inches) to long (equal to the wholly extended hind leg). The legs are usually long and well-muscled. Both males and females have a belly pouch. Males can weigh 12 to 18 lb (up to 8kg), and females 8 to 15 lb (up to 7kg). Note that an average domestic cat weighs about 10lb (4,5kg).
TemperamentPixie-bobs are loving, trustworthy and tractable. Even though these cats' temperament can vary depending on their bloodlines and outcrosses, most Pixie-bobs are known as intelligent social, people-oriented and active (but not hyper-active like, for example, the Bengal and Abyssinian cat). Fanciers are sure that Pixiebobs quickly learn the meaning of useful words and phrases such as, "Would you like a kitty treat?"
Pixie-bobs become attached to all family members and can get along well with anyone. While some as much sociable with people outside the family, others will hide under the bed when a visitor comes. It is very likely that your Pixie-bob will follow you everywhere around the house. They also enjoy children provided that the little family members play nice. In fact, Pixies will get on well with any cat-friendly animal if proper introductions have been made. Most cats of this breed are quiet, but some will not mind talking with you.