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Inquisitive, intelligent, and affectionate.

The most unmistakable trait of the Manx is the fact that it doesn't have a tail. This is a result of a dominant mutant gene that appeared in the breed due to it's isolation on the Isle of Man.

The degree of taillessness varies and they have been divided into four groups: Rumpies (no tail), Rumpy-riser (a small knob of a tail), Stumpy (a short, moveable tail stump) and Longy (having a tail which is slightly shorter than other cat breeds). Manxs also have longer hind legs than the average cat and they run more like a rabbit. This breed is notoriously difficult to breed because of the Manx gene and their physical difficulties yet they have won a loyal following due to their inquisitive and affectionate personalities.

The Manx has a thick double coat that needs to be brushed regularly as the undercoat will build up over time if neglected.

Manx cats are playful and fun-loving companions that make ideal family pets. Although they love to run and play, they also develop strong bonds with their owners and adore being around humans.