Acquired: Breeder (professional)
Posted Dec 06, 2013
My American Bobtail cat, Cindy, was very unique to say the least. She was very different from our domestic cats in a lot of ways. She had a lot more destructive behaviors than the other cats and even found it hard to get along with the other cats occasionally. She was more high-maintenance than the other cats also. She was very jealous; she only wanted attention when it was on her terms, but if I went near another cat she would immediately get in my lap. Cindy was friendly with me and most of my family, but not my 3 year old nephew. She would hiss and swat at him anytime he got near her.
Based on the bobtail cat I have owned, I would say they are probably not the best pets for small children, but after age 10 or so it should be fine. These cats are generally well-behaved, but are more mischievous than domestic cats. My cat, Cindy, was bad about "stealing" things from around the house and then hiding them under the couch.