The Pixie-Bob is a polydactyl domestic cat with a great resemblance to the wild Bobcat. They have a muscular bone structure, a bobbed tail, and facial appearance and coat markings similar to the bobcat. They are usually 50% larger than most house cats.
It is widely believed that the said heritage of Pixie-Bob cats is rooted centuries ago from natural mating between “polydactyl barn cats” and American Bobcats. Unfortunately, DNA analysis cannot confirm the direct relation of the Pixie-Bob to a Bobcat. Nonetheless, through the effort of Carol Ann Brewer who bred a kitten named Pixie directly from two “barn cats” in the 1980s, the breed line of the Pixie-Bob was created and finally recognized in 1997. Since the Pixie-Bob breed is relatively new, the benchmark of its life span is not yet established but it is safe to say that it can live for around 13 years.
A Pixie-Bob is a quiet cat breed. They do not make loud noises, but can do some mild chirping or meowing to show their fondness. Though they are somewhat territorial and shy towards strangers, Pixie-Bob cats are family oriented and caring. They are devoted to their family homes and are gentle to babies and children. A Pixie-Bob can show discerning loyalty towards its home.
A Pixie-Bob’s intellignce is also notable. They don’t have car anxiety and are great travel companions. They are as easy to teach as dogs and easily toilet-trained. The Pixie-Bob loves to scratch wood, so it would be a great idea to give this breed an interesting piece of wood instead of a regular cat scratcher.