One of the Newest Championship Breeds in TICA
by Nicki Fenwick-Raven – Amisti Kurilian Bobtails
Accepted into Championship status by TICA in May 2012 and one of only thirteen Natural breeds recognised in TICA the Kurilian Bobtail is progressing slowly outward from its Russian and Japanese roots and can now be seen in the catteries of progressive breeders in the USA and Europe who are interested in promoting the breed both as beautiful show cats and excellent family pets.
As a natural breed the Kurilian traces its origins to the Kuril Islands and Sakhalin Island, volcanic islands stretched between Russia and Japan. The cats have been documented on the Islands for more than 200 years and it seems were introduced as catchers of vermin to Russian households due to their natural ability to catch small rodents and have very successfully adapted to become favoured pets.
The Kurilian Bobtail…
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