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Karelian Bobtail

Классификация по федерациям

Federation Internationale Feline World Cat Federation World Cat Federation

История возникновения

Karelian bobtail is a (natural) breed that originates (naturally) from Karelian region, Ladoga lake's islands to be exact. Their peculiar appearance is a result of a dominant mutation, which is believed to differ from the Kuriian's. It is possible that both Karelian Bobtail and Norwegian Forest cat share the Scandinavian street (stray) cat's ancestry. Despite the fact that the breed was only accepted in early 90-s, a lot of locals do know about this shorttail breed since the times immemorial. They appreciate and love them quite a lot, not only for their connoisseur-level mouser's skills, but also because there is a legend that shorter tailed cats bring happiness to their owner. This tales are probably the key and the reason they have still not perished.

Saint Petersburg's felinologists were first to find and describe a specimen of the breed. The breed was first registered and given official standard in the year 1992 in Russia, and was recognized by WCF in 1994. Today, Karelian Bobtails is extremely few today, and the breed is only recognized by WCF.

Общий вид

Karelian Bobtail is a breed of semi-longhair cats. In size, they are not very big, with a little square shape of the body. The tail is very short, in the form of a pom-pom.

Голова

Head forms an equilateral triangle with a long, almost straight profile. The forehead and the cheeks are flat.

Muzzle is narrow, with slightly pronounced whisker pads. 

Chin is narrow, but firm.

Ears are large and upright. They are set high on the head so that the outer line of the ears runs along the cheeks in a straight line.

Tips are slightly rounded.

Eyes are oval and set at a slight slant. The eye colour shall be even and corresponds with the coat colour.

Туловище

Body is medium sized, neither stocky nor elongated.

Лапы

Legs are of medium length and solid, the hind legs are clearly longer than the front legs.

Paws are round.

Хвост

Tail is kinked and/or bent and between 4 and at most 13 cm long. The fur on the tail is longer than on the rest of the body (pom-pom effect).

Шерсть

Coat is short, very dense and has a well developed, soft undercoat. The top coat is firm and glossy.

Движения

Free and graceful.

Размер

 In size, they are not very big, with a little square shape of the body.

Характер

The Karelian Bobtail is, like all Bobtail cats, very friendly. The cats are lovely and do make friends quite fast with other cats. They are curious and want to know everything.

Содержание и уход

Excessive care of these cats do not require. Health they are strong, with a strong immunity. This is natural, because, as they appeared in the wild, in the territory of a sufficiently harsh climate and, of course, endowed with many protective properties. They will approach life in a country house, where you can walk on the street, to hunt. But the apartment and they get along well. For cats of this breed is characterized by the fact that they do not mark territory. Longhair this breed once a week is enough to comb hair comb with a few teeth. A short-haired and that is easier – just pat them special mitten on which the trailer falling hairs.

Lifespan — 15 years.

Достоинства

The Karelian Bobtail is, like all Bobtail cats, very friendly. The cats are lovely and do make friends quite fast with other cats.

Сложность содержания

The breed is easy going and may be kept and bred without any problems.

Болезни

They have a very robust health. 

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