Origin: United States
Size: Medium to large
Coat Length: Short hair and medium hair
Body Type: Semi-cobby
Appearance: The Pixie Bob is a medium to large-sized cat with a muscular body. Mature males weigh between 5.5 and 8kg and females from 3.6 to 6.8kg. The coat of the Pixie Bob is soft and dense and can be either short or long haired. Their water-resistant coat has a bobcat-like pattern and the colours include shades of brown, tan, russet, black and gold. These cats have medium-sized ears with lynx tips (the hair on the tips of the ears resembling the lynx). Their eyes are medium in size and can be seen in colours from gold to brown and sometimes in green.
Grooming Requirement: Little grooming is needed for the short haired cats and once a week for long haired.
Activity Level: High
Affection: Very affectionate
Time Alone: 4 to 8 hours
Attention: Needs average attention
Temperament: Pixie Bobs are kind, loving and loyal pets. They are intelligent and it’s not uncommon for them to enjoy playing fetch. Maybe they get confused about whether they’re cats or dogs, this is one of the relatively few breeds of cat that will accept going for a walk on a lead.
Interesting Facts: The Pixie Bob is the only cat breed where polydactility (more than five toes) is an accepted part of the breed standard. They can have up to seven toes on any paw but it’s more usually the front paws that boast extra toes.
Behaviour Toward Other Animals and Children: Pixie Bobs are highly social animals and do well with other cats and cat-friendly dogs. They are great even with strangers and have a much higher tolerance of, and patience with, children than many cat breeds. However if you have a baby or a toddler you should still supervise them when they’re with your cat.
Common Health Problems: Pixiebobs are generally a healthy breed and breeders don’t mention any serious genetic issues. In some rare cases though some of the following diseases can occur: cryptochidism, dystocia and cystic endometrial hyperplasia, and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
Lifespan: Average 12 to 14 years