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Manx (Standing, Side View)
Standing, Side View

Breed Information


2018: #26

2017: #29

Name Manx
Other names Manks, Stubbin, Rumpy
Origin Isle of Man
Size Medium

Short Hair





Lap Cat Yes
Life span 12-14 years

Easy Going






Male: 9 - 13 pounds

Female: 7 - 11 pounds







Kitten Prices

Average $600 - $1200 USD

On average, Common pedigree Manx kittens, from lesser-known breeding farms, cost from $500 to $800 USD. High-quality Manx cats, usually those that have no tail or a bone slight protruding where the tail usually is, will demand the most money, about $800 – $1,500 USD/ kitten.

Breed Characteristics


5 stars

Affection Level

5 stars

Child Friendly

4 stars

Good With Others: It is usually good with everyone and can be very affectionate towards them.

Dog Friendly

5 stars

Energy Level

5 stars


3 stars

Moderate Maintenance: Regular grooming is advised to keep its coat in good shape. It stimulates circulation, massages the skin, and removes debris and loose hair. Frequency should be once a week.

Health Issues

1 stars

Hypoallergenic: NoGenerally Healthy: It doesn't have as many known illnesses and conditions as other cats. Best for owners who do not want to worry about long-term medical costs.


5 stars


3 stars

Moderate Shedding: Expect this cat to shed moderately. By providing it proper nutrition, regular grooming, and keeping the shedding contained to a small area, like a pet bed, will minimize shedding and make it more manageable.

Social Needs

5 stars

Stranger Friendly

3 stars


3 stars

Moderate Vocalization: Its vocal behavior can be tolerable. Eliminating stimuli that cause the vocalization or modifying the cat's behavior, such as keeping it occupied and content, can reduce vocalization.

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Manx Kitten (Standing, Brown & White)
Standing, Brown & White

Kitten Names

Rank Male Female
01 Mikesch Pepsi
02 Oliver Molly
03 Buddy Maisy
04 Coco Sienna
05 Blaze Daisy
06 Gavin Maya
07 Momo Diamond
08 Shadow Emma
09 Simba Tippy
10 Nugget Athena
100 Cute Kitten Names ›


The Manx is a powerfully-built, medium-sized, tailless feline. Its hind legs are markedly longer than its front legs, creating a continuous arch from shoulders to rump that gives the cat a uniquely rounded appearance when viewed in profile. Its conformation also gives it a hopping, rabbit-like gait. The Manx is stocky and has a broad chest and a short back. It has strong facial features - full jowly cheeks, large eyes, prominent ears and a wide, straight muzzle – all of which contribute to the impression of roundness in this breed.

The Manx is gentle and playful. It’s not unusual to find that he enjoys playing fetch or carrying his toys around. He’s also smart and dexterous, capable of using his paws to get into cabinets or to open doors. Fond of human company, he will carry on a conversation in a sweet trilling voice. Some Manx give all their love to a single person while others are affectionate toward the entire family, including children. The Manx is highly intelligent. Challenge his brain and keep him interested in life by teaching him tricks and providing him with puzzle toys that will reward him with kibble or treats when he learns how to manipulate them. Always choose a kitten from a breeder who raises litters in the home and handles them from an early age. Meet at least one and ideally both of the parents to ensure that they have nice temperaments.

Children & Other Pets

If he is introduced to them in kittenhood, the active and social Manx is a perfect choice for families with children and cat-friendly dogs. He will play fetch as well as any retriever, learns tricks easily and loves the attention he receives from children who treat him politely and with respect. He lives peacefully with cats and dogs who respect his authority and can learn to leave birds and fish alone. An adult Manx may not appreciate children as readily, especially if he is used to a quiet household. Always introduce pets slowly and in controlled circumstances to ensure that they learn to get along together.

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