Mekong Bobtail

History

The Mekong Bobtail is named after the Mekong, the river that flows through China, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. Sporting a short tail, it originated due to a natural, random gene mutation that cropped up over a large area of Southeast Asia.

The modern Mekong Bobtail was developed in Russia as an experimental breed, and is now widely recognized as a standalone breed.

Behaviour

Like the stubby-tailed Manx, the Mekong Bobtail is athletic and agile. They enjoy vigorous play sessions involving climbing or jumping, and match this restlessness with a gentle and affectionate nature.

Varieties

Comes in all self colors with a pointed pattern.

Breed Details

  • Status: Rare
  • Place of Origin: South East Asia
  • Rough date of Origin: Pre 20th Century
  • Hair length: Shorthair
  • Activity Level: High
  • Vocalness: Medium
  • Child friendly: Good with children
  • Intelligence:
  • Playfullness: Demanding of Attention
  • Grooming Requirements: More than once per week
  • Weight: 3.5 - 6.0kg
  • Size: Medium
  • House Cat or Outdoor Cat: Outdoor Cat
  • Pet Compatibility:
  • Social Needs:

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