Sporting a bunny-like tail that's often called a "pom," the Japanese bobtail is a fairly small cat breed with a tail.
The American bobtail breed was developed in the 1960s. A couple adopted a stray cat with a short tail.
With the appearance of a miniature bobcat, the pixie-bob is one of the most wild-looking bobtail cat breeds
Some Manx cats have no tails, while others have very short tails. A Manx with no tail is referred to as a grumpy.
This bobtail cat breed lived for centuries on the Kuril Islands between Siberia and Japan. Its bobbed tail is a naturally occurring trait.
The Cymric is essentially a longhaired version of the Manx. Some—but not all—breed registries recognize it as a separate cat breed.
The highlander is a new type of cat, originating in 2004 from a cross between a desert lynx and jungle curl, two-hybrid cat breeds.
The Mekong bobtail originated in Thailand centuries ago. It has a naturally bobbed tail that can vary in length.
The Karelian bobtail hails from the Republic of Karelia, located between Finland and Russia. Its bobbed tail is a naturally recessive gene.
The desert lynx is said to have some bobcat DNA in it. But several domestic cat breeds also are in their genetic makeup.