Vital Statistics:
Place of Origin: United States
Coat Type: short, glossy, close-lying
Color: black
Temperament: affectionate, playful, curious, adventurous

April’s Cat of the Month

When it comes to smarts, this American breed is t the head of the class and especially likes to play fetch.

Where do Bombay cats come from?

In the 1950s, in Louisville, Kentucky, breeder Nikki Horner set out to create a miniature black panther. She started by breeding a sable Burmese with a solid black American Shorthair. The breed was accepted into championship in 1976.

What do Bombays look like?

Bombays are sleek black cats. They are muscular and agile. They have close lying glossy coats that need to be black all the way to the roots. Eye color can be anywhere from copper to green.

Do Bombays make good pets?

Bombays are affectionate and fun loving cats. The are a lot like dogs and can be leash trained and play fetch. They are curious and adventurous. They make great pets.

Where can I adopt a Bombay?

The Purebred Cat Breed Rescue is a great place to go to give a needing Bombay a good home.

Possible Health Issues

Cranial deformities, breathing problems, excessive eye tearing due to short nose.

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