Pixie-bob cat was a result of accidental mating between a bob cat and a barb cat. It all started in 1985. Carol Ann Brower purchased a polydactyl spotted male kitten with a short tail from the foothills of the Cascade Range in Washington State. In Jan 1986, Carol happened to rescue a classic male patterned male which was short tailed and named it Keba. It was now that a female kitten was born which was named Pixie by Carol. In 1987, Carol noticed that the bob tail was a distinctive feature of the cat, so she renamed it as Pixie-bob. It bred the Pixie and saw all the kittens having this unique identity. So she went to TCA in 1993 and NBC in 1995, where the breed got recognition. IW SGC Silversprings Zeus became the first Pixie-bob to gain an international award.
Pixie-bob is a friendly, intriguing and curious cat. It likes to take part in your activities, be a part of the family and likes relaxing. It makes a great companion to the children and all those who lure for companionship. This loyal breed occasionally loves to chitchat with the family members. Here are some of the characteristic features of Pixie-bob:
- Activity level: 4/5 (loves walking on leash and playing tricks)
- Intelligence: 5/5 (inherent part of the personality)
- Curiosity: 3/5 (quite curious)
- Friendliness: 5/5 (very affectionate and playful with children. It also has a good equation with other cats and dogs)
- Vocal: 4/5 (enjoys chirps and growls)
Pixie-bob comes in two version- longhair and shorthair. The long hair version has a medium sized coat, smooth and silky. They have a wild look with a tinge of softness. Some of the highlighted characteristic features of Pixie-bob are:
- Fur: Coat is in a brown spotted patty pattern with a woolly texture which gives it a padded feel when petted. The length can be short or long.
- Eyes: Medium-sized, soft and triangular eyes. Colour- golden brown.
- Body structure: They have a look like a giant cat. Pixie-bob possesses a muscular, boning and rangy body type. The tail length of Pixie-bob is 2 inches.
- Facial features: The face shape is like an inverted pear, somewhat similar to the wildbob cat. The chin is thick and fleshy.
- Weight: Males weigh between 12 and 17 pounds. Females are slightly smaller; they weigh between 8 and 12 pounds.
All cats have potential to develop genetic disorders or any particular disease. No breed can claim that its breed is a hundred percent disease proof. It is foolish to believe such a breeder. Rather, take preventive measures to ensure your cat remains protected from the possible diseases.
Pixie-bob is particularly sensitive o some vaccinations, so be wise enough to clarify all the things with your veterinarian beforehand. Some common health problems like obesity can be kept at bay only by the due dedication of the owner. Keep the Pixie-bob cat at a stable weight. To avoid Periodontal disease, brush teeth regularly. Trim nails regularly and brush the coat once in a week. Keep the cat indoors to avoid attack from predators and moving vehicles. Care that you give is reflected back to you by this breed, so your investment is not at the wrong place!
We have gathered this information from our breeders based on their experience with this breed. However, remember that each animal is different with its own personality and needs (just like people!), so use this information wisely.
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