Pixie-Bob is a recent domestic cat breed. It is said to have a wild ancestry and breeders claim that they originated from mating of Bobcats with domestic felines. There is some controversy over this even as many locals in certain parts of North America claim the phenomenon to be a usual occurrence. Genetic testing has revealed no evidence of wild cat roots in Pixie-Bob's chromosomal make-up. It is therefore not certain as to how exactly these cats came about. They were first reported in mid nineteen eighties and are currently in the process of gaining recognition from cat fancier registration bodies.
Pixie-Bob is a largish cat with well developed musculoskeletal structure. They are quite strong and of an impressive build relative to most domestic felines. Healthy adult males are known to reach twenty five pounds in weight, making them one of the biggest cat breeds. Coat is silky and double layered. Both short and longhair versions are seen. Face resembles that of the Bobcat with slanted almond-shaped eyes and tufted ears. Overall appearance is that of a wild felid rather than a house cat.
Pixie-Bobs are made remarkable by their short tail that resembles that of the Bobcat. It can be either totally absent or grow up to reach a short length. The cats are also unique in the sense that they frequently have extra toes on their paws. In fact they are the only cat breed that is allowed into competitions with polydactyly. Despite their reputed wild cat origin, Pixie-Bobs are not crossed with Bobcats for development of the breed.
Pixie-Bobs are highly intelligent and affectionate cats. They are said to be very sensitive and respond to even slight changes in their environment. They are like dogs in terms of their loyalty and some of their habits. Like dogs they tend to fetch toys and objects, and prefer to sit next to their humans and follow them around. Pixie-Bobs are not overly vocal and have a very sweet, musical voice that they use at times to communicate. They are even said to be capable of understanding some human phonations and often respond through gesticulations. Easily trainable and greatly adoring, Pixie-Bobs are the darlings of many loving households today.