About the Toybob

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Unquestionably, kittens are adorable. Playful and small, kittens capture our hearts and most cat lovers wish their pet cats would remain kittens just a little longer. The Toybob, a small and cuddly cat which seemingly remains a kitten even as an adult. The Toybob originated in Russia in 1983 and is among the smallest of cat breeds. However, they aren’t a miniature version of a larger breed but a naturally diminutive cat. As its namesake suggests, the Toybob is a small-sized cat with a kinked bobbed tail. The bobbed tail does not affect the Toybob’s agility or health. Toybobs can be found in all colors and have either a short or semi-long coat.

The Toybob personality and small, cuddly size make this breed popular as a companion cat. Perky, charming, and playful, the Toybob is less active than some of the high energy breeds, and is not very vocal. Loving, social, active, playful…yet content to be a lap cat. A lover of comfort, the Toybob enjoys snuggling into soft pillows, its large soulful eyes inviting pampering, which it accepts graciously. Don’t be surprised to find a Toybob perched high on top of furniture, for they are agile climbers and, like most cats, light and graceful on their feet.

Intelligent and generous with their affection, the Toybob will follow you anywhere you go with a gentle touch of supervising curiosity. Toybobs make a great family pet with their docile, playful and very affectionate nature. This gentle breed enjoys attention and interaction, making it a terrific pet for senior citizens and children. The Toybob is very social and peaceful with other pets. They prefer being in the company of another cat when left alone at home for extended hours.

Caring for a Toybob is relatively easy. The Toybob does not require any special diet and as with most cat breeds, a high-quality cat food is essential for a happy and healthy cat. The coat of the shorthair version is plush but simple to care for by brushing it once or twice a week. The longhair version of the Toybob has a semi-long coat that does not mat or tangle and is easy to groom. As with the Shorthair, combing once or twice a week will keep a Toybob in optimal condition. Both varieties are low shed, but the coat does change seasonally.

Toybob kittens are normally ready for their new homes at around 12-16 weeks of age. It is important to choose a breeder who is careful to socialize their kittens as infants and throughout their developing first months in order to ensure a well-adjusted kitten and adult.

For more information, please contact the Breed Committee Chair for this breed.