The Characteristics of the Kurilian Bobtail
The Kurilian Bobtail is a newly recognized native breed of the Kuril islands, but it is surrounded by centuries of legend. The Kurilian Bobtail is said to be like a creature from tall tales, looking like a cat from the front but with the appearance of a rabbit from behind. It has long back legs, with the measure from the hock to the toes being especially long. It has a naturally bobbed tail measuring 5 to 13 cm long which is spiral kinked and usually sits like a rabbit’s puff on its hind end. This cat comes in a variety of colours and patterns including van, harlequin, bi-colour, patched, tortie, solid, smoke, cameo, silver and golden. In its native regions it is most popular when bicolor, tortie, patched tortie or calico.