Kurilian Bobtail Longhair Cats & Kittens for Sale

The Kurilian Bobtail Longhair cat has a rugged appearance but a mild disposition and stands apart from other felines because of its long silky coat and fluffy bobtail. Aside from being extremely friendly and gentle, the Kurilian Bobtail Longhair is highly intelligent and a very trainable breed.

The natural breed originates from Russia, where they lived on the Kuril Islands for over 200 years. However, they were unknown in the rest of the world until the 2000s, when they gained registration status from international pedigree associations. They have now spread throughout Europe and become a favourable bobtail cat breed.

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Meet the Kurilian Bobtail Longhair

The Kurilian Bobtail Longhair is a medium to large breed, weighing between 8 to 15 pounds and measuring 14 to 18 inches in length. This breed develops slowly, though, and may not reach its full size until five years old.

They have a semi-cobby body type with solid bones and a robust build. In addition, they have long hind legs that give them excellent jumping skills. Then, their broad faces will be either a round or rectangular shape. Their eyes will typically be some shade of yellow or green.

The most distinctive appearance trait is their shortened tail, with two to 10 vertebrae instead of the standard 30. What’s more, despite their name, not all Kurilians have bobtails, as they can be anywhere from half an inch to 5 inches long. Moreover, their tails can have kinks or curves and give a spiral look rather than the classical bobtail.

The Kurilian Bobtail Longhair has long silky fur that lies flat and is soft to the touch. Their double coat features a moderate undercoat, giving their hair a sense of thickness. What makes them stand out from their short-haired siblings is their full, plumed tail that is visibly much fluffier. Their fur can be one of many solid colours. Alternatively, they can have tabby or tortoiseshell patterns, including white or silver markings.

Kurilian Bobtail cats developed naturally with no human intervention. Furthermore, their reduced number of vertebrae does not put them at risk of any skeletal disorders. Thus, they are a very healthy breed that can live to be 15 to 20 years old.

The temperament of a Kurilian Bobtail Longhair

The Kurilian Bobtail Longhair is most known for its intelligence, playfulness and gentle nature. They are curious and easy to train, which means they will understand what is okay to scratch and what is not. They also love challenging toys and puzzle games that work their brains and keep boredom at bay. The Kurilian is also terrific at jumping and hunting and loves to spend time outside to make use of their skills.

If they have access to the outdoors, they will likely bring you back several “gifts” and act as excellent pest control. However, they are not the best feline if you have hamsters, rabbits, or birds at home because of their strong desire to hunt! Fish may not be safe either with this breed. As they developed around water, they usually do not show fear of the liquid and quite enjoy playing in it.

The Kurilian Bobtail Longhair is both independent yet sociable, meaning they are affectionate but do not need constant attention. They are typically pretty active, but when they are sleepy, they will seek out their owner to snuggle with and sleep next to their favourite human at night.

10 reasons to add a Kurilian Bobtail Longhair to your family

  1. They have super fluffy bunny tails - Although the Kurilian is similar to other bobtail breeds, like the Japanese, their bunny tails are much fuzzier!
  2. Their tails are all unique - As they can be anywhere from half an inch to five inches in length, every Kurilian’s Bobtail looks slightly different.
  3. They have luscious locks - Their long silky fur is thick yet soft, giving them a glamorous appearance and a teddy-bear feeling.
  4. They will keep any pests away - Whether you worry about rats, mice or cockroaches infesting your home, your Kurilian will keep you safe!
  5. They are playful and curious - They have high energy levels and love to play, run, jump, and climb. Their curiosity will make you laugh whenever you bring anything new into the home, too.
  6. You can train them easily - Kurilian Bobtail cats are intelligent and can understand commands quickly. This means you can easily correct any undesired behaviour like scratching the sofa.
  7. They are highly sociable - They love to be involved in family life and are super friendly towards everyone they meet.
  8. They love to cuddle - Despite their activeness, they make lovely lapcats and snuggle buddies, and they often choose to share the bed with their owners.
  9. Grooming them is easy - Although their long double coat is thick, it is smooth and soft, so it does not mat. Thus, you’ll only need to brush them once a week.
  10. They are all-natural - The Kurilian Bobtail was not created via selective breeding, and they have no genetic health concerns.

Best homes for a Kurilian Bobtail Longhair

Kurilian Bobtail cats are laid-back and easy-going, so they get on well with pretty much anyone, including children, other cats and dogs. They also adapt well to the introduction of new pets. What’s more, because they are so friendly, they are a cat that will be the centrepiece of the family, rather than sitting on the sidelines.

The Kurilian Bobtail Longhair enjoys the company of children and acts gentle yet playful; thus, they will quickly become a new playmate for a young kid. They generally make a fantastic all-rounder family pet and will be happy as an indoor or indoor/outdoor cat.

Frequently Asked Questions About Kurilian Bobtail Longhair Kittens

Why should I choose a Kurilian Bobtail Longhair from The Pedigree Paws rather than elsewhere?
At The Pedigree Paws, we partner with the top British and European Kurilian Bobtail Longhair breeders with a deep passion for animal welfare. We are firmly against the operation of pet mills/farms, and thus, we only work with moral breeders with feline health and wellbeing as their top concern. Because of this, you can have total assurance that you will not be supporting unethical breeding when you choose a Kurilian Bobtail Longhair kitten from us.
Is a Kurilian Bobtail Longhair the right kitten for me?
Kurilian Bobtail Longhair kittens are playful, clever, and gentle. In addition, they have a lovely, mild spirit and quickly understand right and wrong. Therefore, they are great around children, other cats, and dogs, making them an easygoing and joyful companion to have in a busy family home. Nonetheless, they are equally excellent for someone who lives alone, as they form deep connections with their owners so you will never feel lonely.
Is The Pedigree Paws trustworthy?
We're sad to see corrupt pet mills and unethical breeding farms continuing to operate in this day and age. However, we set ourselves apart by our total transparency and high-quality breeders, allowing us to build trust with our customers. Our breeders are the best in the country, and we conduct comprehensive checks to ensure their values match ours. What's more, we're proud to see our hard work paying off from the hundreds of beautiful testimonials we receive from our previous customers.
Are Kurilian Bobtail Longhair kittens from The Pedigree Paws healthy?
The Kurilian Bobtail Longhair is a natural breed with no genetic health concerns or breed-specific problems. Even so, our breeders ensure that each Kurilian Bobtail is 100% healthy by getting the green light from a licensed veterinarian before putting them up for sale. The vet will deworm and vaccinate them, along with a physical examination. Our breeders also test the DNA of the mother and father of their Kurilian Bobtail Longhair kittens before listing them on the site. Although this breed has no known hereditary medical conditions, DNA checks confirm their pedigree status and give you total peace of mind.
When can I receive my Kurilian Bobtail Longhair?
Although we know waiting for your new kitten is an anticipating time, part of kitten welfare means not separating them from their mothers too early. If a kitten is weaned too soon, it can hinder their development, and they miss out on essential nutrients from their mother. Likewise, they can develop behavioural issues because of this. To avoid this, we keep all our Kurilian Bobtail kittens with their mum and littermates until they are at least eight weeks old. However, if possible, we'll keep them together until they are 10 to 13 weeks old. Then the distance between you and the breeder will also determine when you will receive your kitten, so the breeder will contact you about the delivery date after completing the sale.
Can I see the parents of my Kurilian Bobtail Longhair?
Yes, as a fully transparent agency, you will have the opportunity to arrange a video call with the breeder. This will allow you to see the kitten you are interested in and its parents before committing to buying. By virtually seeing a healthy and happy mother cat, you can rest assured that your longhaired bobtail kitten is coming from a good place.
Will I receive the pedigree documents of my Kurilian Bobtail Longhair kitten?
Not all breeders who operate privately will register and supply the pedigree document of their kittens. However, this is not the case at The Pedigree Paws. Every Kurilian Bobtail Longhair kitten on our platform comes with official records from a leading breeding organisation. In addition, most Kurilian kittens in Europe receive registration from The International Cat Association (TICA), which is recognised internationally.
Do your Kurilian Bobtail Longhair kittens come from good breeders?
All our Kurilian Bobtail Longhair kittens come from the most trustworthy and reputable breeders in Britain and throughout Europe. We have a comprehensive application procedure that allows us to filter out breeders who don't match our high values. For example, our breeders must prove they treat their baby cats and their mothers like human family members rather than products that make them money. Our breeders also fulfil the strict guidelines around ethical breeding set by the leading international pedigree societies. Therefore, there is no doubt that your Kurilian Bobtail Longhair will live a long, healthy and happy life, displaying the wonderful qualities of this gentle breed.
Are these Kurilian Bobtail Longhairs raised in a family home or breeding facility?
Part of our policy is that we only work with breeders who look after their Kurilian Bobtail kittens in their homes. There are many benefits to this. Firstly, it familiarises them with a caring family environment, preparing them for an effortless transition to their forever home. Furthermore, they also receive attentive care and stay with their mum until they are 100% ready to leave. We believe this is the only ethical way to raise kittens, so we don't work with pet farms. These organisations do not deliver the level of care that young kittens need, and they separate them from their mother before they are ready. As you can imagine, this almost always leads to poor development and health issues.
How can I help settle my Kurilian Bobtail Longhair into their new home?
Kurilian Bobtail kittens are naturally friendly and confident around people, so they usually adapt to their new owners straight away. Nonetheless, leaving their mother is still a significant change that can prove overwhelming for them. So there are things you can do to help them feel safe and at ease with you. Avoid rushing to introduce them to their new home and family when they first arrive. Instead, let them come out of their carrier and explore when they feel ready. Plus, familiarise them with just one room to start. You can create a cosy corner for them with the blankets they travelled with, which contain their scent.