The Japanese Bobtail did indeed originate in Japan, and has been beloved in that country for centuries. In fact, the popular Maneki Neko (beckoning cat) is a ceramic image of the Japanese Bobtail.
Body: Long and lean, of medium size, with well developed muscular strength.
Coat: Shorthair- Medium length, soft and silky with no noticeable undercoat. Longhair- Medium-long to long, soft and silky, accenting the lines of the body. Tri-colors, bi-colors, tabby and solid.
Extra: Although to the novice, the Japanese Bobtail may resemble the Manx, the two breeds are unrelated, and differ both to their genetic makeup that creates the short tails and their body types.
Registry Standards and Profiles:
Warau (which means "to laugh" in Japanese, owned by Derek Hom hageshiku; photo used with permission.
More Breed Information :
Listing of Japanese Bobtail breeders, assembled by your Guide. This list is for convenience of the viewer, and is not intended to be an endorsement of the breeders and catteries contained herein.