Cat Fanciers’ Association Accepts New Russian Cat Breed

February 12, 2019

The Toybob becomes recognized breed number 45

ToybobThe Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA), the world’s largest registry of pedigreed cats, has increased the number of recognized breeds to 45 with the recent acceptance of the Toybob, a new breed of cat developed in Russia over the past 35 years.

The Toybob, a small breed of cat with a distinctive bobbed and kinked tail, traces its origins back to a pair of stray pointed cats. Originally known in Russia as the “Skif-Thai-Don”, the name was shortened to Toybob in 1994.

Smaller in size than the average housecat, the Toybob makes up for its diminutive size with a loving yet lively personality. Toybobs can be found in a myriad of colors and patterns, with a coat length that is either shorthair or semi-longhair.

“It’s interesting to watch a new breed of cat develop and grow in Russia and then gain recognition in the United States,” said CFA’s President, Mark Hannon. “The Cat Fanciers’ Association welcomes the Toybob, and is eager to accept pedigree registrations of Toybobs. It will be educational to watch as the breed continues to improve and advance toward Championship Class through exhibition in the judging rings at CFA licensed cat shows starting May 1st.”


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