WCF And CFA Japanese Bobtail Standards

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WCF And CFA Japanese Bobtail Standards
WCF And CFA Japanese Bobtail Standards

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Video: CFA International Show 2018 - Japanese Bobtail kitten class judging 2023, November

WCF Japanese Bobtail Standard

The body of the Japanese Bobtail is of medium size, well shaped and muscular, not squat.

The limbs are in harmony with the body, long and high. The hindquarters are slightly taller than the forelegs and with well-defined hocks. Paws are oval.

The maximum length of the tail is 8 cm. When unfolded, the tail can reach a length of up to 15 cm. Set on high.

The hair on the tail is slightly longer and thicker than on the body. It looks like a brush. The tail is a feature of this breed.

The head of a Japanese bobtail appears to be slightly oblong and angular, but it is an isosceles triangle with slightly curved lines. High cheekbones, prominent depression at the base of the whiskers. The nose is long and well-defined, with two parallel lines from tip to base, slightly curved at eye height. The cheeks are strong, with a curvature passing into the base of the whiskers.

Ears set high and wide apart, tilted slightly forward.

Japanese bobtail, photo of cat breed photography
Japanese bobtail, photo of cat breed photography

The eyes are large, wide open, oval, attentive. Slightly oriental in profile. Don't bulge out.

The coat is of medium length, soft and silky, without undercoat and shades.

The color of the eyes corresponds to the color.

Color - all colors.

Scale of points for evaluating the animal:

Head - 20

Body - 30

Tail - 20

Color, pattern - 20

Wool - 10

Total - 100

CFA Japanese Bobtail Standard

Overall Impression: The Japanese Bobtail gives the impression of a medium sized cat, strong build and muscular, but not round, more slender than massive. The unique set of eyes, combined with high cheekbones and a long, uniformly wide nose, clearly distinguish the head of the Japanese Bobtail from other breeds of eastern origin (especially in profile). A short hare-like tail has pubescence, giving it the appearance of a pompom and hiding the features of the bone structure. Head: Although the head appears long and "sculpted", it is an equilateral triangle with smoothly curved lines, high cheekbones, indicated by vibrissa pads. The nose is long, evenly wide. A slight depression, located at eye level or slightly below, marks the transition from the forehead to the nose.

Muzzle: relatively wide and rounded in the area of the vibrissa pads.

Ears: Rather large, set straight, although well apart.

Eyes: Large, oval, but wide open. Set relatively obliquely, which is more noticeable in profile. The eyeballs have a slight curvature, the eyes should not be protruding and protrude beyond the cheekbones.

Body: of medium size, cats are somewhat larger than cats. The body is long, elegant, but not tubular, with developed muscles, without deviation into excessive lightness or massive build.

Legs: Long, slender but strong. The hind ones are noticeably longer than the front ones, but their angles are organized in such a way that the back of a calmly standing cat seems more horizontal than inclined. Feet: Oval.


(KSH). Slightly elongated, soft, silky, without a pronounced undercoat.

(LH). Elongated to long, soft, silky, without a pronounced undercoat. It can be quite short at the shoulders, gradually lengthening towards the tail. Tassels and developed internal ear pubescence are desirable. The coat should lie, emphasizing the lines of the body.

Japanese bobtail
Japanese bobtail

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Tail: unique not only for the breed, but also for each individual animal. This position should be considered as a guideline, not trying to develop only one type of tail at the expense of other types that exist within the breed. The tail must be clearly visible. Consists of one or more bends, corners and hooks, or any combination thereof. The length of the tail (meaning the length of the tail without pubescence, perceived to the eye) is not more than 3 inches. The direction of the tail doesn't matter. The tail can be mobile or motionless, in size and shape should be in harmony with the general appearance of the cat.

COLOR: All are recognized except for chocolate and lilac variations, color points, ticked tabbies (ie Abyssinian).

Disadvantages: short, round head, squat build.

Disqualification: absence of caudal vertebrae. The tail does not look like a "pompom" or is not well furred. Pull-back bobtail effect (pom-pom separated by a straight section of tail over 1 inch long).