What is the origin of the Manx cat?

Manx cats are incredibly affectionate and fiercely protective of the family it bonds with. This cat can either bond with one person in the family or it can also bond with the whole family. They are more outgoing compared to other breeds. This breed of cat does not prefer to relocate; it prefers to stay in just one home.


What makes the Manx breed of cat different from all the other varieties is the fact that is it born without a tail! It gets the name from a place called the Isle of Man in Britain. They have been in existence since1750. It is unknown whether this cat was genetically mutated and born on the island, or if a cat with those genes came to the place on a ship. Either way, once the cat came to the Isle of Man, it spread the genes quite quickly and produced a variety of cat without a tail.


If you have a Manx can and it seems to be hiding from you, be sure to look for it on the upper surfaces of the home, tall cupboards, shelves, or on top of the fridge. The Manx cat loves to supervise the house activities from a higher ground. They are small-sized cats, weighing between 8-12 pounds.


The Manx cat is one of the oldest known breeds of all cats. However, for whatever reason, they are not accepted at the British cat shows as a true breed. 

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