Native Country United States Of America Other Names N/A Life Expectancy No Information Available Litter Size No Information Available
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Breed Description Head: Triangular in shape. Slightly
concave profile without a clear break. High cheekbones. Angular
muzzle. Nose moderately long and very broad. Strong chin. Relatively
short, very powerful jaws. Eyes: Almond-shaped, slightly slanted. All colors are allowed.
Blue eyes in the colorpoint. Body: Large in size, rectangular in shape. Slightly curved
back. Paw: Long, massive. Hind legs are slightly longer than
forelegs. Round paws. Hair between the paw pads. Tail: Short like that of the wild lynx. Its minimum length of
10 cm should not extend below the knee. It must be flexible. Coat: Short to semilong coat. Longer on the belly and thighs. A
ruff or beard is preferable. Thick, silky texture with a heavy,
nearly waterproof undercoat. All eumelanistic colors: black, blue,
cinnamon, fawn, chocolate, lilac, either in a light or dark shade or
in combination with the silver factor for spotted and ticked
patterns only, or the above colors in a colorpoint pattern. Typical
agouti markings on the forehead and face. The legs are striped or,
preferably, spotted. Well-defined spots on the belly. The tail is
ringed with a black tip. Reddish-brown and tortoiseshell coloring do
not exist in this breed. There is also a "snow" version, that is,
with blue eyes and Siamese markings on a light, spotted body. Fault: Disqualify: reddish-brown coloring. White markings. Tail
too short or too long.
History A tame little wild cat This new breed was
created in the 1980s in the United States by crossing the small
bobcat and Canadian lynx with domestic cats. The ideal in breeding
is a cat as similar as possible either to the bobcat or to the
Canadian lynx or jungle cat (Felis chaus), with the gentle, trusting
nature of a domestic cat. The Domestic Lynx is still very rare.
Behavior This cat is gentle and sociable. He gets along
well with dogs but is rather dominant toward other cats. The
affectionate Domestic Lynx makes a good pet.