Japanese Bobtail Longhair


To Semi-longhair breeds

The body is medium sized, elongated, slender and elegant, yet muscular.
The legs are long and slender, the paws are oval.
The tail shall be kinked and/or curved and shall be shorter than 8 cm.
The fur on the tail is longer than on the rest of the body (pom-pom effect).


The head is not longer than it is broad and has the shape of an equilateral triangle
with soft contours. The profile is slightly curved. The muzzle is prominent and
slightly rounded. Chin and lower jaws are firm.

Ears The ears are large and upright. They are set wide apart, the tips are slightly rounded.
Eyes The eyes are large and almond-shaped. They are set at a slight slant.
The eye colour corresponds with the coat colour.

The coat is of medium length and soft. It has a silky texture and hardly any undercoat.

Colour varieties

The colours chocolate and cinnamon, as well as their dilution (lilac and fawn) are not recognized
in any combinations (bicolour, tricolour, tabby). The pointed pattern is also not recognized.
All other colours and patterns are recognized. Any amount of white is permitted. The description
of colours is listed in the general list of colours.

  • absent tail
  • too long tail
  • lack of the pom-pom
  • „delayed bobtail“ effect


Scale of points
Body 20 points
Tail 20 points
Head 30 points
Coat texture 10 points
Coat colour, pattern 15 points
Condition 5 points
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