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Our collection of Manx images features champions and best
of breed. Whether you are a specialist looking for stock images
of breed examples, a designer looking for a striking picture, or you're simply a Manx fan, we're confident we'll have the image you're looking for.

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Manx overview

Developed from the tailless cats of the Isle of Man. Championship status. A sturdy independent breed with a quiet voice. Needs quite regular grooming.

Other known names for Manx

Kayt Manninagh, Stubbin

Manx foreign names

Chat de l'isle de Man (French)


Isle of Man / United Kingdom

Breed number/code

No 25 (GCCF) / MAN (FIFe)

Biological data

Medium to large.
Cobby, but slightly less compact and rounded than a British Shorthair .
Completely tailless. Stumpies (short tailed) and tailed Manx may be bred from but cannot be shown.
Hair quality
Short very thick undercoat with a slightly longer top coat.
Longhaired Manx are sometimes produced and are recognized elsewhere as Cymrics. However, they cannot be shown with the GCCF (Governing Council of the Cat Fancy).
Any colour.
Eye colours
Preferably in keeping with coat colour.
Any pattern, with the exception of colourpoint.

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Manx – Breed standard

The below links are external

Manx references and further reading

Manx Breed Council


Please get in touch

If you are an animal photographer, an expert on Manx cats or a breeder, we would love to hear from you. We strive to have all the latest, most helpful and accurate information on our website, but nobody is perfect, so we do ask for your feedback if we can improve our website.

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Breeders – We work with many great cat photographers such as Helmi Flick, Alan Robinson and Tetsu Yamazaki and we'd love to build our contact list of leading breeders. Who knows when you might get a call. Please email us your details.

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Manx cat photo by Sally Anne Thompson Animal Photography
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© Animal Photography, Sally Anne Thompson