The Manx Cat

The Manx Cat makes an excellent watch-cat.

Manx Cats are well known for their lack of a tail but are also intelligent and playful.

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They make very effective "watch-cats" and go to great lengths to guard their family. They enjoy life and have even been known to play practical jokes!

Breed

Manx Cat

Lifespan

8-14 years, but often longer.

Coat Length

Short or Medium length, double coat.

Coat Color

Many colors, including tabbies, tortis, calicos, as wells as solids.

Eye Color

Green, Gold, Green-Gold, Copper.

Appearance

Medium size, robust, rounded. A “stumpie” has a short tail, a “rumpy” has no tail, a “longie” has a normal length tail.

Health

Manx Syndrome cases are decreasing as breeders are understanding more about this condition. To reduce the risk, it is advisable to breed a Manx with a tail to a Manx without a tail.

Grooming

Capable of own grooming, little shedding.

Temperament

Intelligent, loyal, playful, clever, makes a good “watch-cat.”

Ideal Owner

Families or singles; a good “man’s cat” due to dog-like behavior.

Child Appropriate?

Yes

Suitable for Multi-Cat Household?

Yes

Suitable for Multi-Animal Household?

Yes

Housing

Ideal for house or apartment.

The Manx Cat
The Manx Cat is very intelligent
Manx Cat

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