Mekong Bobtail

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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.


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.


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:
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We have a cupple of Mekong Bobtail male and female. -

We took our pair of Mekong Bobtails with the idea of ​​doing a small home breeding. Indiana Denise comes from Palermo in Italy and Marcus from New Jersey US. They are young and have not yet had litters. they are a splendid breed. We have 10 cats, the Mekong have a calm and playful character and resemble dogs in nature. They are affectionate, they purr, we fell in love.


both my daughter and myself raised 3 Mekong bobtail cats. they are a beautiful and affectionate breed. I am looking to adopt 2 as my baby passed away . she was such a joy I miss her awful. please contact me