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Physical Characteristics

Breed Group:

Bombays are shorthaired cats of the Asian Group.

Weight:

8-11 pounds.

Height:

Bombays are medium-sized cats.

Color(s):

These cats come in several different colors but the only officially recognized color is jet black.

Coat:

Bombays have fine and shiny shorthaired coats.


Overview

Character:

Bombay cats are intelligent and inquisitive felines. These cats purr a lot and make very affectionate and loving companions.

Country of Origin:

USA.

History:

This breed was developed by Nikki Horner of Louisville, Kentucky during the 1950s. The Bombay was created by crossing a Burmese with an American Shorthair, which produced a jet black cat resembling a black panther or leopard. This breed was given championship status in 1976.

Name:

Due to its resemblance to the black leopard of India, this breed was named for the city of Bombay, India (now called Mumbai).

Temperament:

Bombays love human attention and affection. While these cats tend to get along well with dogs, they sometimes dominate other cats. Bombays are definitely lap cats, and they love to be held and cuddled.


Care

Training:

Bombay cats are easy to train for activities such as retrieving, doing tricks, and walking on leash.

Activity:

These athletic and agile cats are quite active but are still suitable as indoor pets.

Ownership:

Bombays are great companions for families, whether in an apartment or in a house. Outgoing, social, and playful, these cats are good at keeping their families entertained. Bombays crave attention and love to cuddle and snuggle. Their coats require some grooming but are generally quite easy to maintain. This breed is nervous of loud noises and likes to have a place to hide.


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