Cymric cats Breed Profile
Coat Type, Color & Grooming:
The Cymric has a soft, semi-long outercoat that gradually lengthens from head to rump. Many colors and patterns are accepted, including tabby, solid, bicolor, shaded, tortoiseshell, and calico. Special grooming needs.
The Cymric is a solidly built, medium-size, cobby cat with a round head, widely spaced ears, and large, round eyes. The powerful hindlegs are longer than the front legs, so the short back arches upward to the rounded rump. A completely tailless Cymric is called a "rumpy"; the "rumpy riser" appears to be tailless but has one to three vertebrae fused to the end of the spine; the "stumpy" has one to five normal vertabrae, which give the cat a short, moveable tail stump; the "longy" is a cat witha shorter-than-normal tail, but a tail nonetheless.
It is a friendly, affectionate, relaxed companion--an easy feline to share a home with. According to some sources the Cymric is somewhat doglike in its habits; it will play "fetch," growl at an unidentified disturbance, and may follow its owner around.