The Pixie Bob Cat Torso, Coat, Color & Pattern

Pixie Bob cats and Pixie-Bob kittens come in two coat lengths – short hair and long hair. Pixie Bob breeders do not like to use the term “long hair” and refer to the long coat version of a Pixie Bob as “shaggy coated”. It is only twice the hair length of a short hair and should never exceed 2” in length.

The coat texture on short hair is soft and woolly, while a shaggy coat has soft fur that lies closer to the body than short hair with semi-dense texture.

In both instances, facial hair must be full and bushy with a downward growth pattern. In particular, in shaggy coated Pixie Bob cats, this creates the coveted “mutton chops” one can see on a bobcat.

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The ears must be wide and deep at the base and are placed as much on the head’s side as they are on the top of the head. This results in a slight outward tilt.

The ear top is always rounded. It cannot be pointy. Large ear tufts or lynx tipping may make them appear pointed, but they are, in fact, rounded on the top.

The standard (ACFA and TICA) awards 6 points for the correct ear shape and placement. Any cat not showing the correct ear shape or p

All shades of brown are acceptable. Some cats are cooler colored, while others are warmer colored. The only acceptable pattern is spotted tabby. A Pixie Bob must have a mouse undercoat. The fur shows reversed ticking, meaning that the tip of each hair is light-colored rather than dark. This is what makes the pattern appear muted.

The area from throat to belly must be cream/light-colored. Paw pads to the hock are always dark brown/black colored. A white or cream band must surround the eye. Mascara marking from outer eye corners through cheek must be observed.

The standard in ACFA and TICA awards 11 points for the torso and 21 points for coat/color/pattern. Any cat not showing the correct torso or incorrect coat/color/pattern receives point deductions.