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Manx cats

Country of origin:
Isle of Man

Various coat colours and spots available

Intelligent, playful, friendly, affectionate, affectionate

4-7 kg

10-12 years

Other names:
Manx cat, Manx cat, Manx cat, Manx cat, Manx cat

Litter size:
About 5 kittens

Manx cats have a gentle character, are very friendly and affectionate.This breed is good with children and gets along well with pets in the house. The Manx cat adapts easily to changing living conditions and can therefore be taken on trips. Manx cats are often compared to dogs – they can learn a variety of simple commands and are more attached to their owner than to their environment. Interestingly, these cats have no fear of water and even love to be bathed!

History of the litter

Manx cats have been around for ages, and there is no shortage of stories about their origin. One legend has it that Noah closed the door of the ark too quickly and cut off the cat’s tail, which is why it has no tail to this day. Another story says that these tailless cats came to the Isle of Man from destroyed Spanish ships. However, the origin of these cats is quite simple: they are the result of mutations resulting from the interbreeding of British shorthaired cats. Where the tail should be, there is often just a dimple or a small growth. The kittens can be called tailless, short-tailed or long-tailed, depending on the length of their tail. The mutated gene that causes kittens to be born without tails also causes certain skeletal deformities: if two tailless Manx cats are bred, the kittens are usually stillborn or do not survive for long periods. According to the breeders, the best representatives of the breed are born when two short-tailed cats are mated. Although it may seem that this breed is a result of human activity, this is not the case. The tailless cat has been around since the early 16th century, which proves that the breed can exist without human intervention. They have been exhibited since 1800 and the first breed standard was drawn up in 1903.

Manxes: appearance

Manx cats are medium-sized, typically weighing between 4 and 7 kilograms.The appearance of these cats is very similar to that of the British Shorthair, but it is easy to see the most important difference – Manx cats have no or a short tail. The head of this breed of cat is large, round and the cheekbones are very prominent. The muzzle and chin are very strong, the nose is broad and straight. The ears are prominent on the top of the head, slightly inclined forwards, with rounded tips. Eyes are large, rounded and usually match the colour of the coat. Body elegant and robust, chest broad, back short. The hindquarters are slightly higher than the shoulders. Legs are short and sturdy, the hind legs being longer than the front legs. Double coat: undercoat short and dense, undercoat longer than undercoat, fine. Various coat colours are allowed, except for the Siamese colouring.

Manx Cats: character

Manx cats are very attached to all members of the family and always appreciate their attention. They are very affectionate and love to be petted. They adapt quickly to their surroundings and are eager to interact not only with people they know, but also with visitors. Manx cats enjoy the company of both cats and dogs, and never show aggression.These cats are quite energetic, but their activity level is moderate compared to other cats. Manx cats do not meow unnecessarily and are relatively quiet pets. This breed of cat is very quick to learn the rules of the house and does not break them. They are careful and tidy pets that never try their owners’ patience – they do not fidget with curtains, do not roll things on the cupboards, etc.

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