A Siamese cat became his "bride", and in the very first litter, a tailless kitten appeared, which gave rise to the development of the breed. After a while, breeders became interested in short-tailed purrs, and from that moment work began on the breeding of the American Bobtail.
Another version is based on the assumption that the ancestors of the American bobtail could be the Japanese bobtail, the Manx, and even the lynx.
The American Bobtail standard was developed in 1970, the breed was recognized in 1989 by the PSA.
American bobtails are bred only in North America, it is almost impossible to get a kitten outside its borders.