Japanese Bobtail breed standard – comprehensive and illustrated

Japanese Bobtail van pattern

Japanese Bobtail Breed Standard – Photograph of Joudama © Helmi Flick. The markings (words and lines) on the photograph were made by MikeB at PoC I felt the need to see if the mathematical nature of the standard worked – it does. Helmi Flick has kindly allowed me to mark up her photographs if …

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Japanese Bobtail ‘Red Van’ pattern (infographic)

Japanese Bobtail with red van pattern

This is a nice Helmi Flick photograph of a classic Japanese Bobtail with the Van pattern published here with her express permission. This is the classic Turkish Van pattern with the inverted ‘V’ marking over the head and around the ears. The markings are in red in this instance. All Japanese Bobtails have this …

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Hello Kitty – what type of cat?

Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty is a female, anthropomorphised (humanised), Japanese Bobtail cat. She is all-white and her full name is Kitty White (‘Kiti Howaito’). In terms of the cat fancy, traditionally the Japanese bobtail is normally seen in a tortoiseshell-and-white coat. This is a coat of three colours (particolor) and not all-white. Although the Japanese Bobtail …

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Japanese folk-myth ‘bakeneko’ – reason why Japanese Bobtail is popular in Japan

Bakeneko cat with a long tail split into two

Dr. Desmond Morris makes an interesting statement in his book Cat World. He writes about the Japanese Bobtail and says that the popularity of this short-tailed cat in Japan is partly due to the fact that there is a Japanese folk myth called a ‘bakeneko’ which warns that long-tailed cats can change into human …

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Enormous 3D tricolor cat goes viral as it moves around on Japanese billboard

Enormous tricolor cat moves around in three dimensions on Japanese billboard

There are 3 videos! The reason? Backup if one or two cease to function! And 2 of these sorts of videos have a habit of disappearing because they are embedded from other websites. 今日の15時半ごろに現地で撮られた映像です。雑踏が思いのほかうるさいので、声の大きさは調整しなきゃ。再生時、音量注意です!⚠️ pic.twitter.com/8OsmcyyVOo — 新宿東口の猫 (@cross_s_vision) July 5, 2021 The animal is visible on a 1,664-square-foot curved 4K LED screen in the …

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What is a tricolor cat?

Tricolor cat

What is a tricolor cat? Tricolor means three colours. The use of ‘tricolour’ is used in relation to the Japanese Bobtail: The traditional Mi-Ke version is black, red and white. There is the dilute tricolor of which the three colours are blue, cream and white. The patched tabby-and-white is brown tabby, red tabby and …

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