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Pixiebob

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Pixiebob

The Pixie Bob is a medium to large cat that resembles the bobcat. This breed is well-muscled with heavy bones and a substantial and broad chest. The prominent shoulder blades produce a rolling gait similar to the wild cat. The eyes are round and are heavily hooded with bushy brows, giving the appearance that the cat is half asleep or that the eyes are partially closed. There is a ?mascara line? that extends from the corner of the eye downward to the cheeks. Eye colors are gold to brown. The ears are medium-tall, wide and deep at the base. They are rounded at the tips, with lynx tips preferred. The legs are long and the feet are large, long and wide. This is the only breed that allows polydactyl ? cats with more than the usual five toes on the front paws and four on the back. They are allowed to have up to seven toes per paw. The unusual tail is customarily a minimum of two inches and a maximum of four inches. It is carried low when the cat is relaxed. Pixie Bobs with docked tails cannot be shown for championship. The coat color is normally shades of brown spotted tabby.

Temperament The Pixie Bob is a domestic breed that is loving and trustworthy. They are normally intelligent, social, people-oriented and active. Some are laidback and sweet with devoted, faithful personalities. The Pixie Bob usually becomes attached to the entire family instead of just one person. Some may be friendly with strangers while others may run and hide. This breed likes to be close to their human families and will follow their owners around the house. They get along well with other cat-friendly companion animals as long as they are properly introduced. Some will talk with their people in quiet chirps.
Height, Weight Male Weight: 12-18 lbs. ; Female Weight: 8-15 lbs.
Health Problems Pixie Bobs have no known breed-related inherited diseases or health problems. It is forbidden to breed a Pixie Bob with a Manx since there are serious health issues with the Manx breed.
Living Conditions This breed is perfect in a house or an apartment as they are non-destructive to the home and furniture. The Pixie Bob does best with a family who does not leave them home alone for long periods of time.
Exercise The Pixie Bob is easily trained to walk on a harness and loves to play fetch.
Life Expectancy About 10-12 years
Grooming This is a great cat if you don't have a lot of time for primping and grooming your pets. There are long- and short-haired varieties and both require little, if any, grooming. The shorthairs have a softer and more wooly coat that is resilient to the touch and waterproof, while the long-haired version tends to have a silky coat and is also weather-resistant.
Origin The history of the Pixie Bob is still a mystery. Some believe that the breed is a cross between the domestic cat and a bobcat, but DNA test shows that the breed is not wild nor an exotic hybrid. The Pixie does share many of the physical and personality characteristics of the bobcat, but are approximately half the size. The first Pixie Bob was created back in the 1980s by Carol Ann Brewer, of Bellingham, Washington by breeding two different ?Legend? cats resulting in the first Pixie named Pixie. All Pixie Bob cats should be able to trace back to Pixie the cat.