Kurilian Bobtail


Kurilian Bobtail

To Semi-longhair breeds


The body is compact and muscular, with a slightly arched back and a raised rump.
The legs are solid, the hind legs are longer than the front legs, the paws are round.
The tail is kinked and/or curved, with one or more kinks in any combination. The length
(without furnishing) is between 3 and 8 cm. The fur on the tail is longer than on the
rest of the body (pom-pom effect).


The head is large, in shape of a trapezium, with gently rounded contours. The profile is slightly
curved. The cheek bones are broad, the muzzle is medium in length and rather broad, with
gentle contours. The chin is well developed.


The ears are medium sized, broad and open at the base, relatively high set and tilted slightly forward.
The distance between the ears is about one ear width. The ear tips are rounded.


The eyes are rounded, broad and set at a slight angle.
Eye colour shall be even and corresponds with the coat colour.


The coat is of medium length, with well developed top coat and little undercoat.
A frill and a front bib, breeches, ear furnishing and ear tufts (lynx tufts) are desirable.

Colour varieties

The colours chocolate and cinnamon, as well as their dilution (lilac and fawn) are not recognized in any
combinations (bicolour, tricolour, tabby). The pointed pattern is also not recognized. All other colours and
patterns are recognized. Any amount of white is permitted. The description of colours is listed in the
general list of colours.


  • tail of 8 to 12 cm length or shorter than 3 cm
  • "delayed bobtail" effect
  • only one vertebra in the tail
  • too arched back


  • missing tail vertebra
  • short, not kindked / curved tail
  • length of the tail more than 12 cm


  • Cross-breeding with any other breed is not permitted.
  • Novices are only recognized as documented import from the Kuril Islands.

Scale of points

Body 30 points
Tail 30 points
Head 20 points
Coat texture 10 points
Coat colour and pattern 5 points
Condition 5 points