Pixie-bob Cats & Pixie-bob Cat Breeders
The Pixie-bob is a breed of domestic cat claimed by breed founder Carol Ann Brewer of Washington state to be the progeny of naturally occurring bobcat hybrids. DNA testing have failed to detect bobcat marker genes and Pixie-bobs are considered wholly domestic for the purposes of ownership, cat fancy registration, import and export.
Pixie-bobs can be large but on average reach around 5 kg, similar to good sized domestic cats, with only very few breeders producing consistently large cats. Males are usually larger than females.
Pixie-bobs are said to be highly intelligent, social, active (but not hyper-active), bold, and enjoy playing with other animals. They are also known for their "chirps", chatters, and growls; most don't meow often, and some don't meow at all.
Most Pixie-bobs are highly sociable around both their owners and strangers. Almost all Pixie-bobs like to be in the same room as their owners, and will follow their owners around the house.
As the breed is frequently outcrossed to "legend cats", Pixie-bobs are genetically diverse and are not prone to problems caused by inbreeding. Pixie-bob breeders use a disease database to ensure that health information can be recorded and monitored.