Mekong Bobtail - MBT
This is a preliminary standard.
Final version is to be approved by the Standard Commission, and will soon be published.
Mekong Bobtail is a shorthair colourpointed cat with a short kinky tail, robust and long-lived, naturally originating in South-East Asia, but created as a breed in Russia. It is a robust and known for its longevity.
Top of head
Modified wedge in shape with soft contours.
Muzzle and chin
High set of cheekbones, medium width (allowance can be made for the adult males due to excess skin giving the impression of wider head).
Profile with a concave curve below eye level with a flat forehead.
Oval, large, set almost straight.
Large, rather high set, rather broad at base, with slightly rounded tips, tilted slightly forward.
Size and boning
Medium in size, muscular, but yet slender and elegant.
Rectangular in shape. The back is almost straight; the rump has a minimal rise.
Legs and paws
The legs are medium in length and slender. The paws are oval.
Consisting of kinks, curves and knots, the first tail vertebra to be irregular. Minimal length is 3 vertebrae, maximal – ¼ of the body length. Tail mobility is desired.
Close lying, glossy, with a silky yet crisp texture and minimal undercoat.
All point colours without white are recognized.
See General part.
Special breed faults
Less than 3 vertebrae in the tail.
Absence of tail
Special attention to be paid to distinctions from Thai and Toybob cat.
Cross-breeding with other breeds is prohibited.