The Manx cat is a tail-less cat found principally upon the Isle of Man, a lozenge-shaped island about 30 miles long and 20 miles wide, which is situated in the Irish Sea, at roughly the same distance from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
The Manx cat is a common household pet on the Isle of Man and is easily recognized by its lack of tail, the pronounced hollow at the end of its backbone, and its very thick, or double, coat. Its back legs are longer than those in front and it therefore runs with a peculiar and very characteristic hopping motion.
A Manx cat may be of any color and its fur is short. It has the reputation of being an excellent mouser. The only other tailless bread is found in Japan.