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Originating from Russia, the Toybob has a long, interesting history.
The Toybob (TB) is a small cat with proportionally balanced features, medium muscularity, and bone structure. The cat's bobbed tail is owed to a natural mutation found in cats native to Russia. The Toybob temperament is very gentle and the cat amenable to handle. Toybob Longhair (TBL) is the semi-longhair version of the breed.
HEAD 40 POINTS
BODY 40 POINTS
COAT 20 POINTS
Domestic Short-hair and Long-hair with
similar phenotype and no structural
mutation(s). The outcross policy is currently permitted during the breed development and recognition process to ensure the genetic soundness of the breed.
Shape: Medium-sized modified wedge with rounded contours and a flat plane above the eyebrows. Head is slightly longer than broader with rounded cheekbones curved inward from face to mid muzzle, to create a slight to no
whisker pinch and ending in a blunt, modified square-shaped muzzle. Jowls are often prominent in an adult male.
Ears: Medium-tall, one ear width apart when viewed from behind. Ears are as tall as wide in length, with rounded tips and slightly tilted forward.
Eyes: Eyes are big, rounded with open
expression and a slight upward slant. The line across the corners of the eye leads to the outer base of the ear. The big-eyed expression is what gives the Toybob its sweet-faced look.
Eye Color: Traditional eye color is
related to coat color, pointed divisions
are blue; sepia is gold/green, mink is blue/green eyes.
Profile: Gently curved profile with a dip from the forehead to the nose at the eye-middle level. Definite stop is not allowed. Full forehead is preferred.
Muzzle/Nose: Moderately short, square-shaped in appearance with gently
rounded contours and a smooth transition into the cheekbone. Nose can be straight or with a slightly curved bridge.
Chin: Strong with moderate depth, so as to still be in line with the nose tip. Chin must be neither receding nor protruding.
Neck: Short and Thick.
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 when viewed from the side when the cat is in natural walking position.
Legs/Feet: Strong, medium in proportion to the body, to complement the square shape look of the cat's mid section. Hind legs are slightly longer than the front legs. Feet are rounded with elongated toes on the hind legs.
Tail: Bobbed with kinks and curves in any combination but also may be straight. The tail minimum length is minimum two vertebrae to the maximum length (without stretching) down to the hock.
Musculature: Firm, solid and well developed with clean lines and no bulging appearance.
Boning: Strong, moderately refined and proportional to the body. Neither heavy nor delicate.
TB: Coat is short, soft and slightly plush to the touch, dense but not thick. The coat is rather resilient and not close lying to the body. The coat has 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. Kittens can have a somewhat woolly coat.
TBL: Coat is semi-longhair in length and
softer than the short-coated variety. Topcoat is slightly longer in length than the undercoat has a plushy feel throughout the entire body. The
coat has very minimal ruff, if any over the whole cat’s body with visible ears and feet furnishings. No ear tufts.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Toybob is a 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 several kinked vertebrae. The Toybob body should not look nor feel refined or delicate. The cat’s bobbed tail is unique 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, playful, and agile.
ALLOWANCES: Jowls in adult males. Males smaller than females. White spotting on feet and lockets in all color classes. Darker coat shading in the pointed coat divisions. Slightly softer coat texture on other than pointed coat
TB(S): Oversized cat. Too foreign body length. Tail length past hock. Flared ears. Too big ears.
TBL: Same as for the short-hair. Tufts on ears.
WITHHOLD ALL AWARDS (WW): Crossed-eyes. Complete absence of tail vertebrae.
DISQUALIFICATION (DQ): Short dwarf-like legs. Docked tail. Undernourished. Blue eye color in cats other than in pointed, solid white or bi-color divisions.
Black mink male, "SECRET BOB NIKOLAEV'S PRIDE" being judged at a TICA show in St. Petersburg, Russia. (June 2017)