The Manx


The Manx originated in the early 19th century from the Isle of Man, which is an island between England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Their signature missing tail occurred as a result of natural mutation.

The Manx was one of the original show cats.

Cat Facts:

  • The male Manx weighs in at 8-10 lbs. and the female is 6-8 lbs.
  • The Manx is known for his roundness: round body, round head, rounded rear end, and round eyes.
  • The Manx coat can come in any patterns or colors except for chocolate brown, tabby, lavender, or pointed.
  • The Manx can live up to thirteen years.

What are they like?

The Manx is a very intelligent cat who will easily figure out how to get into cabinets and open doors. They love playing, especially a good game of fetch. These cats are jumpers. You may find them on top of your refrigerator. The Manx is a great family cat, and loves children.

The Manx is a generally healthy breed but because they lack a tail some have spinal defects that can result in neurological signs including either defecating or urinating. 

Takeaway Points:

  • The Manx is very devoted to his family and has been known to protect them from real or apparent danger.
  • The Manx is a great hunter. You won’t ever have to worry about rodents or vermin again with this cat in your home.
  • Grooming is simple. just brush a comb through once or twice per week to remove dead hair. You’ll need to brush them a little more during the spring and fall shedding seasons.

If you have any questions or concerns, you should always visit or call your veterinarian – they are your best resource to ensure the health and well-being of your pets.