NuDawnz & Kawaiikats                      Shelbie Cattery (American Bobtails)
                                                             P.O. Box 531481
Columbus, Ohio                                      San Diego, CA 92153
Phone: 419-233-2610                              Phone: 419-233-2205             
Japanese Bobtail

    Japanese Bobtail - The Japanese Bobtail is a naturally occurring mutation breed that has been accepted in CFA since 1976 and the longhaired version was later accepted in 1993. We primarily work with the longhairs, but occasionally have shorthaired kittens available. The Japanese Bobtail is a medium sized cat, females weighing from 5-8 pounds and males from 7-10 pounds. They have long legs and bodies, and have extremely silky hair with no undercoat that requires very little maintenance. Longhairs can be bathed monthly but do not require blow drying, and should be combed with a metal toothed comb every week, and shorthairs can be bathed every other month, with weekly brushing with a rubber brush, and both coat lengths should have their nails trimmed every two weeks. They are extremely intelligent, affectionate, agile, and active, and very rarely "grow old" in personality.


I train most of the Japanese Bobtails I keep for Feline Agility and some can complete the course with 100% accuracy in as little as 10 seconds. The Japanese Bobtail is an excellent cat for kids because of their seemingly endless source of energy, but will fit well into most other situations as well. Japanese Bobtail breeders can still import cats in from Japan, which makes the breed very healthy and with no known hereditary issues and also having a substantial life span.


The average pet price range of a Japanese Bobtail is from $850-1500. We occasionally have young retired adults available, and their price range is from $300-500. Some of the colors of Japanese Bobtails that we work with a black and white, red and white, mi-ke, brown tabby & white, and patterned mi-ke, and occasionally blue and white, cream and white, dilute mi-ke, smoke & whites and silver tabby & whites.

Congrats to our 2018-2019 Winners!


The Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA) 

GC/BWR/NW Doll Villa Dora the Explorer - CFA R1-9's 5th Best Cat in Championship & 11th Best Kitten, and Great Lakes Region's 2nd Best Cat in Championship & 3rd Best Kitten, as well as CFA R1-9's Best Ragdoll Cat & Highest scoring Ragdoll kitten, Co-owned by Lorna Friemoth & Lauren Tan

GP/NW Shelbie's Odina - CFA R1-9's 21st Best Cat in Premiership & Southwest Region's 3rd Best Cat in Premiership

GC/AGN/NW A-Kerr's Vanna Rusa - CFA R1-9's 20th Best Cat in Championship & 2nd Best Bengal as well as 9th Best Cat in Agility, and Great Lakes Region's 4th Best Cat in Championship, Best Bengal & Best in Agility, Co-owned by Lorna Friemoth & Samantha Kerr

GC/BWR/RW NuDawnz Atowotsugu - CFA R1-9's Best Japanese Bobtail - Longhair Division & Great Lakes Region's 6th Best Cat in Championship

GC/BWR/RW Shelbie's Michonne - CFA R1-9's Best American Bobtail - Longhair Division and Southwest Region's 14th Best Cat in Championship

GC/RW NuDawnz Tomoshiraga - CFA R1-9's 2nd Best Japanese Bobtail - Longhair Division & Great Lakes Region's 25th Best Cat in Championship

GP/DW Shelbie Sir Reginald of Cornyherd - Best Cat in Premiership - Hong Kong (thank you to Cherry Ann and Donald for showing him!)

GC/RW KSHC Descendants of NuDawnz - CFA Great Lakes 9th Best Cat in Championship

GC/BWR/RW Purricurls's S Kiana - CFA R1-9's Best American Curl - - Longhair Division & Southwest Region's 19th Best Kitten, co-owned by Shelby & Lorna Friemoth & Larisa Zhou

GC/RW Benhome Bagira Zidan of A-Kerrs - CFA R1-9's 3rd Best Bengal and Southwest Region's 12th Best Cat in Championship, co-owned by John & Shelby Friemoth & Samantha Kerr

GP/RW Shelbie's Primium Filium - Southwest Region's 12th Best Cat in Premiership (thank you, Roberta, for showing him!)

GC/BW/RW NuDawnz Time Bomb, DM - Balinese Male Distinguished Merit

Shelbie The Ticked Rose, DM - American Bobtail Female Distinguished Merit