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Folklore blames Noah as he prepared the Ark for departue as the reason the MANX no longer possesses a tail...

Manx THE MANX is a feline whose origin is rich with folklore and speculation. Originating before the 18th century on The Isle of Man, where they were once known as "STUBBIN" and were probably the greatest of the cat population, one such legend says the cats swam to shore off the Spanish Armada as they floundered on the cliffs at Spanish Head after a trip from the Far East.

Legend and folklore also tell tales of why he is a tail-less breed. One folk tale blames Noah for closing the door of the Ark as it began to rain on the tail of a MANX, who was playing and was almost left behind. Another legend proclaims he is the offspring of a cat and rabbit, explaining the absence of the tail and the unusually long hind legs.

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The MANX' coat comes in variety of lengths, short, medium and long-hair, as well as sporting a variety of colorings and wikmanx catmarkings. The long-hair variety is frequently considered a separate breed and is known as the CYMRIC. He is a small to medium sized feline, the males ranging from 8 to 10 pounds, while females weigh in at generally 6 to 8 pounds. His chest is broad with sloping shoulders, longer hind legs and a sturdy, firm and muscular build. The tail or lack of is a genetic mutation and is a chief defining characteristic of the breed. Tail length can range even within one litter from the absence of a tail to a medium or full length tail. His head is rounded with an expressive face and eyes which are usually some variant of yellow or gold.

The MANX is a friendly and social feline. He is an inquisitive and curious breed and tends to follow his human counterparts around, thinking he deserves to know all that is going on around him, much like a dog. He possesses higher than average intelligence and is believed to be better able to learn verbal commands than other breeds. A loyal creature, he becomes devoted and attached to his human family and will likely demand his fair share of attention and affection, although he may be shy towards strangers.

He is most definitely a mysterious breed, his history shrouded in speculation and story. However, true to all the legend and folklore, the MANX will be your devoted, playful, friend for life.




"Everything I know I learned from my cat. When you're hungry, eat.
When you're tired, nap in a sunbeam. When you go to the vet's, pee on your
owner." --Gary Smith

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