The Japanese Bobtails are one of the most bizarre cat breeds in Japan and Southeast Asia. They are born with a rabbit-like puff tail, and some will even hop like rabbits, rather than running! The Japanese Bobtail is well-known and very popular in Japan for centuries, and it frequently appears in traditional folklore and art. The Japanese Bobtail is medium-size and slim, though well-muscled. As its name suggests, the most striking feature of the breed is its short tail, which is about four inches long – though it curls into a corkscrew shape, making it appear even shorter.