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The Toybob is a unique, rare, and tiny cat breed naturally originating from Russia in the late 1980s. They are known for their petite size, loving nature, and kinked bobtails. They are the size of a munchkin, and many have the same seal colour-pointing as Siamese cats. Although they have been around for centuries in their homeland, it was not until recently, in 2017, that TICA gave them “registration” status.
The Toybobs personality is affectionate, playful and charming, winning the hearts of cat lovers worldwide. Toybob owners often described these lovely kitties as “small cats with big hearts,” and their good nature means they transition well into most types of homes.
Meet the Toybob cat
Toybobs are one of the most miniature domestic cat breeds that reach a weight of 3 to 5 pounds when fully grown. Thus, most people mistake adult Toybobs for kittens, as their size equals a 3 to 6 month old standard-size kitten.
Their compact bodies are muscular, and their bobtails are typically between 1 to 3 inches long. In addition, each Toybob’s tail looks slightly different, with the possibility of multiple kinks and curves, creating a spiral look. The Toybob’s head is proportionate to their body, as are their medium-size ears. Their eyes are large and expressive and the colour will correspond to their coat.
Toybobs are not a miniature version of another breed, nor do they have any connection to other bobtail cats, like the Manx or American Bobtail. However, like these breeds, their kinked tail does not affect their health or agility. Moreover, they typically live long and healthy lives of up to 15 years due to the harsh environment and climate the breed developed in Russia.
Toybobs can be either shorthaired or longhaired and come in various colours and patterns. Even so, the Siamese style seal colour-pointing is most common, and in this case, the Toybob will have piercing blue eyes.
Both short and longhaired Toybobs do not have high grooming needs or shedding rates. Those with short coats need only a quick brush once or twice a week. Moreover, the longhaired Toybobs silky coat does not matt or tangle much, so brushing once or twice a week is also sufficient.
The temperament of a Toybob
Toybobs are affectionate and loving, with a gentle and sometimes docile nature. They devote themselves to their owners and protect their families fiercely, taking the role of their owner’s bodyguard. Toybobs certainly do not see their size as a drawback and think of themselves as strong and scary.
Their protective spirit means they will run to the door when someone knocks, checking they are not a threat. They’ll also eagerly wait for you to return home so they can rest knowing their favourite human is safe. What’s more, as Toybobs love to be high up, they will often seek out high places to perch on, observe the goings-on, and keep an eye on you!
Toybobs also have a playful temperament, so if they’re not cuddling or protecting you, they’ll be climbing or chasing play prey. It’s not just their looks that remain kitten-like, as Toybobs tend to retain their high energy levels until old age. They are light on their feet and can move fast, but they tire quickly. Thus, if your Toybob seems like it has tonnes of energy, play with them for five minutes, then they will pass out by your feet for hours.
It’s easy to see when a Toybob is feeling content as they will be quiet and relaxed in the company of their owners. They are easy to please and only need their humans around often to thrive.
10 reasons to add a Toybob to your family
- They will always look like a kitten - For their entire life, your Toybob will grow to be no bigger than a 6-month kitten; thus, they never lose that baby cat cuteness!
- They are playful and entertaining - They also never lose their kitten-like nature. They have some super active moments where they will climb and jump all over the house and make you giggle.
- They are full of love - There is no doubt that Toybobs have big hearts. They devote themselves to their owners, and when they’re not playing, they will be snuggling you or following you around.
- They will be your bodyguard - It’s almost like Toybobs are unaware of their tiny size. They see themselves as big scary lions that must protect their loved ones at all costs. Of course, this comes off as absolutely adorable and not at all scary, but don’t tell them that!
- They are easy to care for - Along with their easy-going nature, their fur is easy to care for regardless of whether they have a short or long coat. They don’t shed much, and you only need to brush them once or twice a week.
- They make friends with other animals - This breed does better with furry siblings. Hence, they are ideal for families with other felines and canines.
- They are not territorial - One reason why they get on well with other cats is that they lack territorial instincts and are not known to “spray”. Interestingly, males are typically less dominant than females, too.
- They are a hardy breed - Toybobs have no known congenital diseases. Moreover, as they originated in a harsh climate, they have robust immune systems and rarely get sick.
- They are beautiful - Their tiny size, quirky tails, seal-point colour, and expressive blue eyes make them one stunning little feline!
- They make quiet and peaceful companions - Toybobs don’t meow much at all. So, providing their needs are met, they create an extremely tranquil ambience in the home.
Best homes for a Toybob
A Toybob is a very owner-orientated cat and likes to be close to its owner at all times. They do not like being left alone for too long, so they will be happiest in an environment where someone is often around. That being said, because they get along with everyone, including other animals, if they have a furry friend or two in the home, their loneliness and human neediness will significantly reduce.
Toybobs are very gentle around well-behaved children who treat them well. Therefore, they can fit well into any home, from young families to elderly couples.