Tennessee Bobtail

The Tennessee Bobtail is a naturally occurring short-tailed mutation appearing originally in east Tennesee in the early 1980's.  The short tail is caused by a dominant gene.  These cats come in a variety of colors.  Generally they are taller and more lanky than another well-known stort-tailed variety, the American Bobtail.  Eyes are set at a slight angle, and ears are high on the head.  These cats are affectionate and outgoing.  They make great pets.  Cats come in both long- and short-haired varieties.