This is an ancient cat breed that originally came from the Island of Man in the Irish sea. It grows without a tail and is said to be bread with Viking cats. This breed gets along well with families and develops a strong bond with them. They have strong hind legs and will try to jump up on high things. They are known to be highly intelligent but not hyperactive. They are great rodent killers and will get along well with children and other house pets. This breed comes in both long- and short-haired variations.