History & Info on the Breed
T.I.C.A Falconeye Pixie Bobs
Breeder of Dog-Like Domestic Cat with the Wildcat Looks & extraordinary personalities
In the spring of 1985, Carol Ann Brewer, of Stone Island, Washington, purchased a polydactyl spotted male kitten with a short tail from a couple in the foothills of the Cascade Range. In January of 1986, she rescued a classic patterned huge male with a short .In January of 1986, she rescued another very large male cat. This male cat mated with a neighbor's domestic female named Maggie who delivered a litter of kittens in April 1986. Carol Ann took one of the female kittens, which had muted spotting on a reddish fawn coat, and a wild “bobcattish” look, and named her “Pixie.” By 1987, Carol Ann realized that these bobtailed cats had a really distinctive appearance, and she In 1989, she documented a standard that represented the traits that were consistently being reproduced, and named the fledgling breed “Pixie-Bob,” in memory of her original Pixie. In 1993 they were a recognized breed with the TICA.
Pixie-Bob kittens are born in both long-haired and short-haired versions. The breed has a thick double coat with a woolly texture that projects away from the body, giving it a padded feel when petted. Long-hairs have a medium coat of up to two inches, with a soft, silky texture. Like the wild bobcat they are bred to resemble, some Pixie-Bob cats have lynx tips on their ears. Their facial hair grows downward, giving them the appearance of having a man's mutton chop sideburns.
The ideal Pixie-Bob cat is a spotted tabby The spots are small, muted by heavy ticking,. These medium to large cats have prominent bones, slightly longer back legs, and muscular, rangy bodies that give them a rolling gait like a wild cat. Their faces are similar to the wild bobcat, with the shape of an inverted pear, and a thick fleshy chin. They also have heavy brows over medium-sized, soft, triangular eyes. The minimum tail length for a show-quality Pixie-Bob cat is two inches, but some cats will have tails shorter or longer than this. The original “Pixie” had a long tail. The tail is frequently kinked or knotted. Very slow to mature, a Pixie-Bob cat will need a full four years to fully develop.. A kitten may undergo a sudden growth-spurt at any time during those four years. The Pixie-Bob cat is generally extremely healthy, with no genetic tendency toward any particular diseases. They are easy to groom and care for, and just seem to be an all-around wonderful breed of cat!
I have always loved short tailed cats. I had a Pixie Bob type cat when was a child of seven . She would follow me on adventures and we always had fun. She was my first cat and I was crazy about her A neighbor saw someone come by my house and grab her and put her in his or her car. That was the last I saw of her. When I was married and in Florida I bought a pure bred Manx cat. She had some health issues (common in Manx) and was only attached to me. She was not social with other family members or quests. She passed away of old age in 2006 A few weeks later, a friend called me and said he had kittens I might be interested in. He found three that were part of an out cross with a bobcat that have been breeding on their rural property for many years. I took a kitten she was a little wild; I just love her little bobtails and sweet face. As she grew up, she looked different than any Manx cat and. I had her spayed; all her shots and my husband nicked named her KITTEN. Several years later I saw a TV show an actress said she purchased a pixie bobcat and how dog like and friendly it was. I looked up pixie bobs on the Internet and saw cats that looked exactly like mine. She is still shy but very loving and has the cute little sounds and bonding of a pixie too. Here she is at age 10.