If you’re looking for a small feline companion, the adorable Toybob should be on top of your list. This is one of the smallest cat breeds in existence, and they will remain playful even well past their kittenhood. These cats are absolutely adorable, and if you’re anything like us, you love insanely cute cats. Here’s what all cat lovers need to know about the sweet Toybob cat breed.






4 - 7 lb





Life Expectancy:

12 - 15 years

Breed History

The Toybob breed is not the oldest. In fact, its history started in the Rostov Region in Russia in 1983. A cat owner called Elena Krasnichenko adopted a stray kitten that looked a lot like a traditional Siamese. However, there was one distinct difference - the kinked tail. She was interested in the kitten she produced by pairing her original bobtailed cat with a Domestic Shorthair. She named the kitten “Kutciy,” He became the foundation for the Toybob breeding line, which she named “Skif-Thai-Don.”

By the 1990s, the Toybob breed was rather scarce. Luckily, breeders from the Ural region picked Krasnichenko’s work and started widening the gene pool by adding other Domestic cats. Breeders that can be credited for their work on creating the Toybob breed are Alexis Abramchuk of Si-Savat cattery, Natalya Fedyaeva of Little Angel cattery, and Dr. Olga Mironova, who suggested the name Toybob in 1994.

Cat Breed Characteristics

Energy Level
Amount of Shedding
Social Needs
Affection Level
Kid Friendly
Pet Friendly
General Health

The most dominant characteristics most of us will notice about the Toybob is its small stature and kinked tail. However, there are other things true cat lovers should focus on. These cats have rounded heads, pointed ears, and some can even be born with full tails. Here are some other characteristics we will mention.


It is impossible to talk about any specific cat breed and not mention its coat. The Toybob has a short or a semi-long coat. The coat has a plush texture, so you can be pretty sure these cats make fantastic cuddling partners.


Coat color

Another thing cats from the same breed have in common is their coat color. The Toybob standard allows these cats to come in all available coat colors and patterns. That isn’t surprising since they were outcrossed with Domestic cats.


The Toybob is considered a small cat breed. That is pretty important for future owners who might not want to get a cat that is too much to handle. Most adult cats weigh 4 - 7 pounds.


The small stature and physical characteristics of the Toybob are important, but what’s more important is its character. These tiny cats are very cuddly. They are playful, curious, charming, perky, and not too energetic. They love being close to their humans and love to play a role of a lap cat. When the Toybob plays, they are really funny and will go all out in their quest to have fun. Like most cats, Toybobs have incredible balance. They love climbing, so don’t be surprised if you find your cat in weird, high positions in your home.


All pureblooded and mixed breed cats can potentially develop health issues. Some breeds are older and pretty well studied. Unfortunately, there isn’t that much information about the Toybob, so we can draw conclusions about their overall health. You should take your cat to regular vet checkups. Your vet will know how to spot early symptoms of different problems.

World Cat Finder Team

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Updated at09.01.2022.