The signature element of the Kurilian Bobtail is its unique pom-pom tail, unique from cat to cat. This native Russian breed also features wild looks that are popular with cat lovers. The intelligent, independent Kurilian Bobtail forms strong bonds with its owner and adapts easily to most households.
Both semi-longhaired and shorthaired versions of the breed are recognized.
The Kurilian Bobtail forms strong bonds with its family and does best in a household where it has a companion, either human, feline or canine.
Owners describe the Kurilian Bobtail as intelligent, independent and active—as well as gentle and devoted. The breed forms strong bonds with its owner and adapts easily to most households.
The first thing most people notice about the Kurilian Bobtail is its distinctive bobbed tail, followed closely by its slightly wild appearance. The breed has a muscular, compact body, walnut-shaped eyes and medium-sized ears.