The Manx.. The bunny cat without tail is fun and cheerful with a strong hunting and guarding instinct

The Manx is a cat that has the particularity of not having a tail.
It comes in 4 types: the rumpy, the rumpy-riser, the stumpy and the longy which has an almost entire tail.

In competitions, only the first 2 types are accepted.
Its behavior is perfect for family and community life.
It is viscerally attached to its owner, whom it will not hesitate to protect by being on its guard against strangers.

It can live both indoors exclusively or have a small corner of greenery outside.
Its health is excellent and its maintenance easy.

Breed history:
The Isle of Man, located between England and Ireland, is often known to be a tax haven.
What is less known, however, is that it is the land of origin of the Manx (and its semi-long-haired variety, the Cymric).

It displays a characteristic of its own: the absence of a tail.
It would be a spontaneous genetic mutation.

The Manx took part in American exhibitions from 1883, but also in London.
Moreover, King Edward VIII owned several in the 1920.

The Manx is very successful across the Atlantic, but has more difficulty establishing itself in Europe, where some detractors even wanted to see it disappear.

Physical characteristics:
- Its body: the Manx has a cobby format body.
It is compact, thick, muscular and powerful.
He is rather tall.
A bow is visible at the level of his back since he has a round body.
The frame is also very powerful and marked.
Its hind legs are longer than its front legs.

- His coat: the Manx has a short coat.
It is full and silky.
Its undercoat is double, and resembles that of the rabbit.
His coat is more like a wool carpet.
Its semi-long-haired variant is called Cymric.

- Its color: the Manx standard is not difficult since it accepts and tolerates all known colors and assemblies.

- His head: it is wide and round.
Its contours are well rounded.
The cheeks are full. The skull descends with a concave curve.
His nose is short and wide.
The stop is very little marked even if it is allowed.
Note powerful jowls in males.

- His eyes: they are round, quite large in size and set well apart.
The color matches the color of the dress.
The standard prefers bright and intense tones.

- His ears: the ears of the Manx are wide at the base and of fairly average size, even small.
They are placed in such a way as to respect the roundness of the head.

- Its tail: it is absent!