Toybob Breed Standard

(Miscellaneous Category)


HEAD (40)
BODY (40)
COAT (20)
Color of coat and eyes2

GENERAL: The Toybob is a naturally small, bobtailed cat primarily developed in the Rostov and Ural Regions of Russia. The Toybob name is derived from two words, where “Toy” is meant to describe a playful small-sized cat breed, and “bob” refers to a bobbed tail. Toybobs have compact, muscular bodies with short bobbed tails consisting of several kinked vertebrae. The Toybob body should not look nor feel refined or delicate. The cat’s bobbed tail is unique to the breed and due to a spontaneous mutation(s) that appeared in feral cats native to Russia. Despite their small size, they are active and playful.

The Toybob is a small cat with proportionally balanced features, medium muscularity, and bone structure. The cat’s bobbed tail is owed to a natural mutation(s) found in native cats from Russia.

Head Shape: medium-sized modified wedge with rounded contours and a flat plane above the eyebrows. Head is slightly longer than broader with rounded cheekbones curved inward to mid muzzle, to create a slight whisker pinch and ending in a short, gently rounded muzzle. Jowls are prominent in adult males.

Eyes: must be large, expressive, and rounded in shape with a slight upward slant. The line across the outer corners of the eye leads to the outer base of the ear. The big-eyed expression is what gives the Toybob its sweet-faced look.

Ears: medium tall, high on the head, one ear width apart at the base. Ears must be as tall as wide, with rounded tips; they should be slightly tilted forward.

Muzzle: short, rounded, with gentle contours following the wedge line in proportion to the face.

Nose: can be straight or with a slight convex curve.

Profile: distinctly curved profile with a dip from the forehead to the nose at the mid-eye level. A definite stop is not allowed.

Chin: strong with moderate depth, in line with nose tip. Chin must be neither receding nor protruding.

Neck: short and thick. Allowance should be made for longer necks in kittens.

Torso: small and compact with a solid chest. A broad rib cage and slight depth of flank add to the solidness of the overall body balance. Back is almost straight when viewed from the side when the cat is in natural walking position.

Legs/Feet: strong, medium in proportion to the body. Hind legs are slightly longer than front legs. Feet are rounded with elongated toes on the hind legs.

Tail: bobbed with kinks and curves in any combination, but also may be almost straight. The tail minimum length is two vertebrae and the maximum length (without stretching) is down to the hock. The last bone may gently be felt to be pointed.

Musculature and Boning: firm, solid, and well developed with clean lines and no bulging appearance. Strong boned, moderately refined and proportional to the body. Neither heavy nor delicate.

COAT – Texture/Length: The Shorthaired Toybob coat is medium short, soft, and slightly plush to the touch, with medium density. The coat is rather resilient and not close lying to the body. The coat has developed undercoat where the topcoat is almost the same length as the undercoat. Stomach hair is shorter and softer, while fur texture on the spine area is slightly thicker and coarser. Kittens can have a somewhat wooly coat. Allowances for slightly silkier texture should be made for colors: solid black, solid white, bi-colors and
tabby patterns.
The Longhaired Toybob coat is semi-longhair in length and softer than the short-coated variety. The topcoat is slightly longer in length than the undercoat giving it a plushy but not too dense feel through the entire body. The coat has very minimal ruff if any over the whole cat’s body with visible ears and feet furnishings. No ear tufts. Allowances for slightly silkier texture should be made for colors: solid black, solid white, bi-colors and tabby patterns.

COAT COLOR/PATTERN: Every genetically possible color and pattern is allowed. Buttons and lockets are allowed without penalty. Soundness of color and clarity of pattern is unimportant.

EYE COLOR: Eye colors shall be related to coat color. Eye colors can be green, aqua, gold, copper, yellow, hazel; blue in solid white, bi-color, pointed; odd-eyed in white and bi-color.

PENALIZE: Too foreign body type. Oversized cat. Flared ears. Tufts on ears of Longhaired Toybob.

DISQUALIFY: Crossed eyes. Docked tail. Complete absence of tail or tail past the hock (without stretching). Under nourished or frail.

The following information is for reference purposes only and not an official part of the CFA Show Standard.

Toybob Color Class Numbers

All Colors (Longhair and Shorthair)
(Shorthair Specialty Ring)

PERMISSIBLE OUTCROSS: Russian Domestic Shorthair and Longhair with similar phenotype. (Currently imported from the Ural regions of Russia). The outcross policy is currently permitted during the breed development and recognition process to ensure the genetic soundness of the breed.