The Kurilian Bobtail (KB) is a domestic cat that traces its ancestry to the Kuril Islands off the coast of Russia. This cat has heavy boning and is known for its pom pom-like tail. The Kurilian Bobtail Longhair (KL) is the longhaired version of the breed.
Shape and Size: large, in shape of trapezium, rounded in contours, wide at the cheekbone level.
Ears: medium sized, wide at the base, slightly slope forward. Set wide apart and medium high. Distance among the ears is equal to ear size. Ears are rounded at the tips.
Eyes: Shape: walnut, oval on top and round on bottom. Placement: set on slight angle between base of ear and tip of nose one eye width apart. Size: moderately large. Color: clear, brilliant, no relation to coat color, white cats, vans and harlequins can has blue or odd eyes
Nose: medium long, straight nose, without definite stop
Chin: Well-developed wide chin. A bit rounded in profile
Muzzle: Broad muzzle slightly rounded with an obvious whisker break.
STANDARD IN TICA FORMAT
Profile: A gentle dip from the forehead to the broad, medium long, straight nose, without definite stop
Torso: Compact, well muscled. Semi-cobby.
Legs: Legs medium in length, strong, sturdy. Hind legs are longer than front.
Feet: Sturdy with rounded paws.
Tail: Composed of one or more kinks or curves or any combination thereof. May be rigid or flexible. The direction of tail is not important. Visible length of the tail from 3 to 8 cm. Size and shape of the tail should harmonize with the common appearance of the cat.
Boning: Medium to heavy.
Musculature: Well-muscled, and firm, males being heavier than the females.
TAIL: Composed of one or more kinks or curves or any combination thereof. May be rigid or flexible. The direction of tail is not important. Visible length of the tail from 3 to 8 cm. (1-4 inch). Size and shape of the tail should harmonize with the common appearance of the cat.
Length (KB): short. Tail coat: same length as body coat.
Texture: soft, silky, laying flat, resilient without a plush dense feel. Undercoat: minimal.
Length (KL): Coat length: semi-long. Tail coat: full and plumed.
Color: All traditional colors accepted. In reference to tabbies, preference is given to colors with patterns that are deeper and well defined.
Condition: The overall condition of the cat should be of great health, and alertness.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Kurilian Bobtail is a bobtailed cat with medium to large boning exhibiting a semi-cobby body. The impression one gets when viewing the Kurilian Bobtail is one of strength and power. This breed is known as an amazing hunter and fish catcher. They are affectionate and active, and must be in the company of their people.
ALLOWANCE: Lockets on any coat color.
PENALIZE: Tail length that is more than 4-6 inches or less than 1 inch. A Delayed Bobtail effect. Extremely arched back. Slender or oriental in body type and head type.
DISQUALIFY: Absence of a tailbone. Deformations of the spinal vertebrae. Any tail without a kink or curve. Tails longer than 6 inches
С сентября 2003 года в Курильскому бобтейлу присвоен статус новой породы.