Big, lively and outgoing, the Pixiebob is an unusual cat that looks wild, but their behavior is mild. They love spending time with their family, and it’s not unusual for them to learn to walk on a leash or chase after a toy and bring it back. They like to be in the centre of family goings-on, but they have a calm, relaxed attitude, making them more restful to be around than some other cat breeds.
The Pixiebob is one of the larger breeds of the domestic cat, it is thought to have been bred from a bobcat, hence the “Bob” in Pixiebob!
The Pixiebob has a soft, thick, weather-resistant coat that can be short or long. It can be all shades of brown spotted tabby with mascara markings from the outer corner of the eye down through the cheek and a spotted belly.
The Pixiebob can weigh between eight and 17 pounds and lives for 13 or more years.
- Short or long, the Pixiebob’s coat is easy to groom with weekly combing or brushing.
- Trim the nails as needed, usually weekly.
- Check the ears every week for redness or a bad smell that could indicate an infection. If the ears look dirty, wipe them out with a cotton ball dampened with a gentle ear cleanser recommended by your veterinarian.
- Brush the teeth frequently with a vet-approved pet toothpaste for good overall health and fresh breath.
- Start brushing, nail trimming and teeth brushing early so your kitten becomes accepting of this activity.
The Pixiebob is well suited to any home with people who will love him and care for him. Keep him indoors to protect him from cars, diseases spread by other cats and attacks from other animals.