Cat Breeds 101: Pixie-Bob!

Cat Breeds 101: Pixie-Bob!Photo – Wikipedia – lic. under CC 3.0

For first time cat owners, the Pixie-bob could be the ideal choice! First discovered by Carol Anne Brewer, this breed originated from the Northwestern region of the United States. There are claims that the Pixie-bob is the result of a barn cat and an American Bobcat mating. However, genetic testing has proven that although this cat resembles the Bobcat, they are not related. [1] In 1994, the Pixie-bob breed was registered by TICA. According to research, Pixie-bobs can live 13 years or more.

Some Pixie-bobs are long-haired, while others are short-haired. Its prominent chin and hooded eyes give the Pixie-bob a wild appearance. Also, this medium-to-large breed of cat has long and heavy legs. Their hind legs are considerably longer their front legs. One of the unique characteristics of this breed is that they have polydactyly – which is the name for the condition whereby they have more toes than most cats. [2] They may actually have six to seven toes on each foot!

Pixie-bobs are often compared to dogs because of their loyal devotion to their owners and families. They are capable of making friends with other household pets and getting along with children. In fact, they are more patient with children compared to most other cat breeds.

These cats are intelligent and can be taught tricks. They also (surprisingly) love to take walks with their owners. Furthermore, they can be playful without being destructive, unlike most cats.

Pixie-bobs love to mingle with their family. Although they can be left alone for long periods of time, when their owners are around, they are demanding of their attention. [3] The breed is also described as talkative. It communicates with its owners through constant chirping, growling and chattering. [4] Oddly, they rarely meow, some not at all.

This breed is also known to be affectionate and companionable. They want to become an important part of the family, as can be seen by their willingness to get involved in family activities, such as parties and gatherings. They are comparable to social dogs, even with strangers. Most of the time, they want to be in the same room as their owners, so you can expect them to follow you into the house and wherever else you go. [5]

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