More
    Categories

    Bombay

    Related Articles

    Overview

    The Bombay is a miniature panther produced by outcrossing to black American Shorthair in 1958. The cat was named for the city of Bombay because it looks like a smaller version of the Indian black leopard. Unlike its wild cousin, however, the Bombay loves the company of humans.

    Character

    Although it looks like a small black panther, the Bombay is a particularly affectionate and gentle cat. It has a healthy appetite and a soft voice. It is also confident, a good hunter, active, inquisitive, and patient.

    Appearance

    The primary characteristic of the breed is its glossy, jet-black coat—a fur so short, smooth and close-lying that it resembles patent leather. The Bombay is a patent-leather coated cat, medium-sized with a substantial bone structure, good muscular development, and deceptively heavy. Large, round eyes, described as new copper-penny eyes, give the face a sweet, open expression.

    Colors Recognized by CFA

    Black is the only color permitted in this breed.

    Video Credits: Animal Planet, Discovery Channel

    Categories

    Other Topics

    American Bulldog

    History & Overview The stocky, strong-looking American Bulldog was developed as a working dog. The breed originated in...

    Dogue de Bordeaux (Bordeaux Mastiff)

    History & Overview The Dogue de Bordeaux (Bordeaux mastiff) is one of the most ancient French breeds. Sometimes...

    Marsh & Pond Turtles

    Overview All of North America's four kinds of pond turtle spend some time on land.

    Emperor Penguin

    Overview The coasts of the vast continent fringing the Antarctic Ocean are the home of the Emperor penguin,...

    Parrots

    Overview Parrots are tropical and semitropical birds which belong to the Psittacidae bird family. This huge family is...