Cat Breeds

Manx Cat

Manx Cat

One of the oldest natural breeds of cats, the Manx is native to the Isle of Man, an island in the Irish Sea between England and Ireland. The tailless Manx is a friendly, affectionate, relaxed companion--an easy feline to share a home with. According to some sources the Manx is somewhat doglike in its habits; it will play "fetch," growl at an unidentified disturbance, and may follow its owner around.
The Manx is a solidly built, medium-size, cobby cat with a round head, widely spaced ears, and large, round eyes. The powerful hindlegs are longer than the front legs, so the short back arches upward to the rounded rump. A completely tailless Manx is called a "rumpy"; the "rumpy riser" appears to be tailless but has one to three vertebrae fused to the end of the spine; the "stumpy" has one to five normal vertebrae, which give the cat a short, moveable tail stump; the "longy" is a cat with a shorter-than-normal tail, but a tail nonetheless.

Weight: 9-12 lbs.

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Karen Slemmer
Phone: 814-684-5512
Karello Cattery Producing sound, healthy, well socialized CFA registered Manx kittens/cats since 1996. Sales contract, current on all shots, retired and rescues on occassions. Visit Our Website
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