Bobcat is the foundation cat for the Desert Lynx breed. The first and
subsequent generations derived from the breeding of a Bobcat to a IDLCA
acceptable domestic cat is recognized as a domestic Desert Lynx cat.
IDLCA recognizes the following breeds as acceptable out crosses to the
Bobcat: Maine Coon, Manx, American Bobtail, American Lynx, or Pixie-Bob.
Third, fourth and subsequent generations can only be bred to a registered
Desert Lynx. The International Progressive Cat Breeders Alliance 'IPCBA'
was the first international all-breed registry to recognize the Desert
Lynx for registration. IPCBA was also the first international all-breed
registry to recognize the Desert Lynx as an established domestic breed,
making the breed eligible for Championship competition. The International
Desert Lynx Cat Association( IDLCA) has total control of the Desert
Lynx breed in IPCBA.
The Desert Lynx has a very people loving, friendly temperament and has
been kept as a 'domestic' pet for many years. Their popularity as a
pet in the United States and Europe has been on the rise, as more people
become aware of them. Kittens resulting from the mating of a Bobcat
to an acceptable IDLCA domestic cat have a very mild temperament, therefore
the Desert Lynx combines the beautiful "Wild" look of the
Bobcat with the laid-back, playful, loyal and affectionate personality
of a dog.
You do not need a license to own a Desert Lynx. The Diet should be a
high quality cat food. The Desert Lynx is easily litter box trained.
They do not require a special health or vaccination regime. Their main
requirement is lots of love, attention, hugs and kisses.
Desert Lynx are loyal, smart, people loving, and have a out-going personality.
They make excellent companion for families and other pets. Desert Lynx
have magnificent, spotted, marbled, or clouded coats in a range of colors
from Snow's to Silver, Blue, Gray, Copper, Charcoal, Chocolate, or Ebony.
Dramatic eye lines around the eyes give the Desert Lynx a very exotic
look. They all have belly spots, and bar stripes around the legs and
sometimes down the back and tail. The tails of the Desert Lynx come
in different length from rumpie to 3/4 tail (to the hock). The exotic
markings along with the wonderful personality of the Desert Lynx make
them the new breed of the Millennium.