Bombay cat

The Bombay cat originated in Louisville, Kentucky, in the 1950s when Nikki Horner of Shawnee Cattery crossed a sable Burmese with a black American Shorthair. Through selective breeding, a consistent breed was established with the body of the Burmese and the black coat color of the American Shorthair.

Bombay cats are loving and smart. They can be taught to fetch or to walk on a leash. They are also very agile and graceful. Most Bombays enjoy being held or carried, including on the shoulders of the owner. They like people, even strangers, unlike many cats. They also appreciate the company of children and dogs. The Bombay is a beautiful cat whose grace and appearance make it a stunning cat to own.