NuDawnz & Treves                               Kel-C-Katz
Columbus, Ohio                                        San Diego, CA 
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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 $1100-2000. We occasionally have young retired adults available, and their price range is from $300-700.



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.