Dog Breed Info Center(R) DBIC

Manx Cat

Information and Pictures

Maggie the Manx Cat is laying on a wooden banister outside in front of a house

"This is Maggie. She's 1 1/2 years old and quite the hunter. She's gotten birds, snakes, moths, flies, mosquitoes and a few slugs. She has the personality kind of like a dog in that she comes when called, fetches (sometimes) and roughhouses similar to a dog."

Description

Rounded, rumpy and compact.

Coat

The double coat is heavy and glossy.

Colors and Patterns

Colors vary with specific eye colors.

Temperament

The Manx is a playful, intelligent hunter.

Height, Weight

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Health Problems

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Living Conditions

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Grooming

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Origin

Isle of Man. This is an ancient bred. There are many folktales that “explain” how it became tailless, including one that says its tail was caught in Noah's Ark door.

Outcross Breeds

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Recognition

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Maggie the Manx Cat is laying outside on a wooden banister in front of a white house with its front left paw hanging over the edge
Maggie the Manx Cat is laying outside on a wooden banister in front of a white house with its front left paw hanging over the edge. There is an open front door in the background
Maggie the Manx Cat is laying on a wooden banister with its mouth open