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Originating from Russia, the Toybob has a long, interesting history.
UNIVERSAL STANDARD TBS/TBL
The Toybob is a distinctive, naturally small, bobtailed cat primarily developed in Russia. The Toybob name is derived from two words, where "Toy" is meant to describe a playful small-sized cat breed, and "bob" refers to a bobbed tail. Toybobs have compact, muscular bodies with short bobbed tails consisting of one or more kinked vertebrae. The Toybob body should not look nor feel refined or delicate. The cat's bobbed tail is specific to the breed and due to a
spontaneous mutation that appeared in cats native to Russia. The Toybob has a pleasant temperament and is affectionate while also obedient to their human companions. Despite their small size, they are active and playful. Toybobs reach full maturity at 1.5 years, with little to no size difference between both sexes, and ideally should retain a kitten-like
appearance as adults.
HEAD - 35 POINTS
BODY - 35 POINTS
COAT - 20 POINTS
OTHER - 10 POINTS
Russian Domestic Shorthair and
Longhair of similar phenotype
with no structural mutation(s).
DNA tested and cleared of any
(foreign) structural mutation(s)
and all testable genetic diseases.
Shape: Medium-sized modified wedge with rounded contours and a flat plane above the eyebrows. Slightly longer than broad with rounded cheekbones curved inward to create a slight, almost no whisker pinch and ending in a blunt, modified square-shaped muzzle. Jowls are often prominent in adult males.
Ears: Medium tall, one ear width apart and wide at the base. Matured males may have more width between the ear bases. As tall as wide in length, with rounded tips and a slight tilt forward.
Eyes: Large to very large, rounded with an open expression and a slight upward slant. The line across the eye's corners leads to the ear's outer base. A wide set is preferred. The big-eyed expression is what gives the Toybob its characteristic sweet-faced look.
Eye Color: Traditional eye color is related to coat color. Eye color should only be considered if all other points are equal.
Profile: Gently curved profile with a dip from forehead to nose at the eye-middle level. A full forehead is preferable.
Muzzle/Chin/Nose: Muzzle is relatively short, square-shaped in appearance with gently rounded contours and a smooth transition into the cheekbone. The nose can be straight or with a slightly curved bridge. The chin is strong with moderate depth so as to still be in line with the nose tip. Chin must be neither receding nor protruding.
Neck: Short, thick, with an almost no-neck appearance.
Torso: Short and square-shaped with a solid chest, broad rib cage, and slight depth of flank add to the solidness of the overall body balance. Back is almost straight. A primordial pouch is common.
Legs/Feet: Strong, medium-length legs complement the midsection's square shape. Back legs are slightly longer than the front legs. Feet are rounded with elongated toes on the back legs.
Tail: Bobbed with one or more kinks and/or curves in any combination but may appear and feel straight. Without stretching, the tail is a minimum of two vertebrae to maximum length down to the hock.
Musculature: Firm, solid, and well developed with clean lines and no bulging appearance.
Boning: Strong, moderate, and proportional to the body
TBS: Medium-short, moderately plush, slightly crisp to the touch, and medium dense. The coat is rather resilient and not close lying to the body. The coat has a developed undercoat where the topcoat is almost the same length as the undercoat. Stomach hair is shorter and softer, while fur texture on the spine area is slightly thicker and coarser. Overall texture can vary with coat color. Kittens can have a somewhat woolly coat.
TBL: Coat is semi-longhair to long in length and softer than the short-coated variety. The texture can vary with coat color. The topcoat is longer in length than the undercoat, with a
thick, plushy feel throughout the body. The coat is slightly shorter over the shoulders and may wave in the stomach area, ruff and britches. Heavy ruff is desirable. Tail coat is full
and plumed. Ear furnishings and toe tufts are visible. No ear tufts.
Balance: While small and compact, should appear overall well-balanced.
Condition: Must be in excellent health and clean condition. A primordial pouch may appear prominent on their compact body and should not be considered a sign of obesity.
ALLOWANCES: Longer necks in kittens. Wider ear-set on heavily jowled males. Adult males smaller than females. Buttons, lockets, and/or small white spotting in all colors and
patterns (are not considered bi-color). Darker body shading and/or unsound point contrast in Pointed Divisions. Tarnishing in silvers. Minimal seasonal changes in coat density, length, and texture for the Shorthair; moderate for Longhair.
PENALIZE: Oversized cat. Narrow head. Eyes set too close. Narrow muzzle. Definite stop. Weak chin. Ears too large. Longer necks in adults. Delicate boning. Elongated body. Short tight close-lying coat in TBS. Tufts on ears in TBL.
WITHHOLD ALL AWARDS (WW): Small eyes. No tail vertebrae. Tail past the hock(s). Frailness.
DISQUALIFICATION (DQ): Crossed eyes. Rapid oscillation of eyes. Dominant Blue Eye (DBE) gene; blue eye color in cats other than pointed, solid white, or high-white/van coat patterns. Disproportionately short legs to the cat's overall body balance. Extra toes. Docked tail. Evidence of wild ancestry.
Seal-point adult female, WONDERLANDKITTY SATINE OF SMALL-CATS shown at WCF's "Golden Cat Show" in Kaluga, Russia. (02/2019)