Manx Cats are an affectionate pet. Here is your informative A-list of Manx Cats. Before the 1700s, this cat breed is originated from Isle of Man, off the coast of Great Britain. They are also known as tailless cat. The Manx Cat is an old cat breed and they used to be a skilled hunter for farmer. In Manx language, the Manx Cat is also called stubbin or kayt Manninagh. Since late 1800s, Manx Cats were appeared in cat shows. Today, Manx Cat is one of the people-orientated cats.

Facts about Manx Cats

  • Temperament – The Manx Cat is friendly, sociable, playful, gentle, highly intelligent and affectionate with family. Do no leave them alone for long period, this cat breed require a lot of care and attention, they thrive on human companionship. They can get along well with children and other pets. Do not always touch their tail area as this is a sensitive area for them. Manx kittens are advisable to start their obedience training and socialization in early stage, due to their highly intelligent; they will understand some simple commands. Bengal and Ocicat share same personality trait with Manx. The Manx Cat will enjoy a game of fetch and play water.
  • Appearance – The Manx Cat is best known of its robust and rounded appearance. The hind legs are longer than the front legs. They have a round head and come with a pair of large eyes. The ears are set wide apart and the nose is small. Manx kittens are categorized by their tail length. Rumpies are no tails. Riser has several vertebrae under the fur; you can see it when kitten is happy and raise the tail. Stumpies have partial tail and slightly longer than Riser. Tailed kitten means the Manx kitten has a complete tail. Stubbies have a half tail.
  • Coat color and pattern – Manx Cats have a thick double coat. The outer coat is long and coarse. The under coat is short. The Manx Cat is either longhaired or shorthaired. The Manx Cat comes with all traditional patterns and colors. The coat color includes tabby, calico, tortoise-shell, solid color and bi-color.






Manx Cats Breed Information

Size Medium
Weight 12 lbs (male and female)
Group Natural Cat Breed
Exercise Ability Let them play and run around, they like a game of fetch
Life Span 10 – 15 years
Litter Size 4 to 6 kittens
Grooming Requirements Weekly brushing is needed and longhaired Manx Cat require daily grooming
Environment Indoor


The Manx Cat has no common health issue; basically this is a healthy cat breed. Owner provides enough surfaces for cats normal scratching behavior is important to make them healthier.

If you are interested in this cat breed, you may adopt Manx Cat from Manx Cat rescue or look for Manx Cat breeders.

Manx Cats
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