The Pixiebob Cat, the Domesticated Bobcat What Makes This Breed Unusual

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Small Breed Pixiebob

Is The Pixie-Bob Cat Good For You?

  • 1 The Pixie-Bob cat is extremely easy to get along with and is a great cat to introduce to a home with pets.
  • 2 Pixie-Bobs love traveling in the car.
  • 3 The Pixie-Bob likes to go for walks on leash and to play fetch.


While the Pixiebob may look like a miniature bobcat, the actual background of this domestic breed began in 1986, when Carol Ann Brewer noticed that her litter of kittens (a mix between a domestic shorthair and a polydactyl spotted male cat of unknown origin) had a very unique, wild look to them. She continued to breed these interesting looking cats until, after a few generations, a breed was born. The fact that they resemble the Bobtail cat is just an awesome coincidence.

Quick Facts

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    Medium, Large

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    Average of 12 years

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    Hair Length

    Short, Medium

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    Litter Size

    2 -3 kittens

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    Male Weight

    12 - 18 pounds

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    Female Weight

    8 - 15 pounds


Doglike in personality, the Pixiebob are strangely obedient cats who make excellent companions. They bond closely with their family and are great with children and pets alike. Highly intelligent, these cats can be trained quite well, and in some cases, might try to train you. Quiet by nature, these highly adaptable cats are great in nearly any household, making them an ideal cat. .


The Pixiebob can come in all shades of brown spotted tabby.

Health Concerns

The Pixie-Bob breed does not have any known health disorders. They are extremely sensitive to vaccines.


Pixiebobs are wild looking cats, with a compact build, a large, pear-shaped head, almond-shaped eyes, and dense ear hair. Their tail ranges from 4 inches in length to virtually nonexistent. Colored on top and white on their underbelly, this cat looks just like a mini bobcat. Their longer hind legs make them look like they could really pick up some speed. Another unique feature of this breed is the color changing that their whiskers can undergo.

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