NuDawnz & Treves                               Kel-C-Katz
Columbus, Ohio                                        San Diego, CA 
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American Bobtail

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    American Bobtail - The American Bobtail is one of CFA's newest breeds, being accepted for registration and Miscellaneous status in 2000 and Championship status in 2006. We are very proud to have worked through the Miscellaneous and Provisional status with our cats and have now become CFA's foremost breeder of American Bobtails. The American Bobtail is a natural mutation and a "working breed" of cat and should possess all of the qualities of a natural hunting cat. They are medium to large in size, with males weighing from 12-25 pounds and females from 8-16 pounds. They come in both longhair and shorthair. They are extremely intelligent, loving, and very playful. We like to say that they are dogs in cat's clothing as they love to carry things around in their mouth and can easily be trained to play fetch and walk on leashes, wagging their little tails all the while. The American Bobtail is great for kids because they do not mind being carried around like a sack of potatoes, but would fit well into any living situation. Their coat requires some upkeep because it is very dense. We recommend bathing every 1-2 months and weekly combing with a metal toothed comb. Because the American Bobtail is such a new breed and we are still allowed to bring in foundation stock, the gene pool for the breed is virtually unlimited, therefore making the American Bobtail an extraordinarily healthy breed with no known hereditary issues and also having a substantial life span.

The average pet price range of an American Bobtail kitten $800-$2000 for shorthairs, $1500-3000 for longhairs. We occasionally have young retired adults available, and their price range is from $300-1000. Some of the colors of American Bobtails that we work with are solids, parti-colors, tabbies, solid and lynx points, and bicolors











Congratulations to our 2022-23 Season Winners! 


GC/NW Shelbie's Rufus Filium - CFA's 10th Best Kitten R1-9, CFA Southwest Region's Best Kitten

GC/BWR/RW NuDawnz Odorokubeki Isan, CFA's Best Japanese Bobtail LH Division, Great Lakes Region's Fifteenth Best Cat in Championship

GC/RW NuDawnz Because the Night - Great Lakes Region's 22nd Best Kitten

GP/RW Shelbie's Owen Filium - CFA Southwest Region's 8th Best Cat in Premiership


...and a special congratulations to tailed American Bobtails from Shelbie Cattery CFA's Best Household Pet in R1-9, Guimauve Grillee, as well as #5 Black Velvet, #2 in the Northwest Region Aviva, #12 in Southwest Tali, #12 in the Gulf Shore Lady Godiva, and #13 in the Great Lakes, Georgie Porgie, one of our retired foundation registry American Bobtails!


Distinguished Merits:


GC NuDawnz Ashiato, DM - Japanese Bobtail Longhair male

GC/BWR/RW Shelbie's Judith Grimes, DM - American Bobtail Longhair female

NuDawnz Omoidasu, DM - Japanese Bobtail Shorthair female


IW BW SGC NuDawnz Dobutsu no Mori is TICA's BEST CAT OF THE YEAR! "Acey" is the first Japanese Bobtail Longhair to achieve Best Internationally in any competitive category, and the first Japanese Bobtail to achieve Best Cat in Championship. She is also the Great Lakes Best Cat, and Best Japanese Bobtail Longhair Internationally. Additionally, she is the first cat to ever earn Best Cat titles in both CFA and TICA.

IW BW SGC Shelbie's Rufus Filium is TICA's 9th Best Cat Internationally! "Rufus" is TICA's first American Bobtail LH Cat to achieve the IW title. He is also the Southwest Region's Best Cat, and TICA's Best American Bobtail LH.

LA SGCA NuDawnz Good Times Roll is TICA's 4th Best Alter Internationally! "Ricky" completed the requirements for the coveted Lifetime Achievement award. He is also the Great Lakes' 2nd Best Alter, and Best Balinese.

IW SGCA Shelbie's Dressed for Success is TICA's 9th Best Alter Internationally! "Roxy" is also the Southwest Region's 2nd Best Alter and Best American Bobtail LH.

IW Shelbie's Piece de Resistance is TICA's 9th Best Kitten Internationally! "Piece" is TICA's first American Bobtail Kitten to achieve the IW title. He is also the Southwest Region's 2nd Best Kitten.

IW QGC NuDawnz Tada no Sabaku is TICA's 14th Best Kitten Internationally! "Tada" is TICA's first Japanese Bobtail LH Kitten to achieve the IW title. She is also the Great Lakes' 2nd Best Kitten of the Year, and 17th Best Longhaired Cat.

RW QGC NuDawnz Arletty is the Great Lakes Region's 12th Best Kitten and 14th Best Shorthair Cat.

RW QGC NuDawnz Up to No Good is the Great Lakes Region's 12th Best Allbreed Cat, and Best of Breed Siamese.

RW QGC NuDawnz Soniashnyk is the Great Lakes Region's 16th Best Shorthaired Cat.

RW QGCA NuDawnz Ichi go ichi ee is the Great Lakes Region's 13th Best Alter.

RW SGC KSHC Descendants of NuDawnz is the Great Lakes Region's 24th Best Alter.