Bombays are considered a part of the short-haired breed category.
Their glossy, black coat, pointed ears and muscular body is similar to a wild panther. Not only do their physical attributes resemble that of a black panther, but Bombays also have a characteristic walk they are known for. As a Bombay walks, their body appears to sway from side to side just like the Indian Black Leopard.
When it comes to their body shape, Bombays are stocky with heavy bones. They enjoy jumping and climbing, similarly to their wild counterparts. It’s recommended they stay indoors, because they often explore fairly far from their home and may not return. However, this depends on the individual cat’s personality and training.
Bombay cats have a unique, multi-faceted personality, which includes being fiercely loyal to their owners, while also demanding attention from them. Bombays love to indulge in play time and should have toys that are stimulating and entertaining. Due to their intelligence, they are very adaptable creatures, especially as they age.
Even though Bombays are considered medium-sized cats, they purr similarly to those of larger breeds. Their purr depends on their mood and often occurs when they’re being petted. The Bombay’s intelligence and personality are one of the most endearing factors that people love. Due to their tolerant behavior, Bombars are often good with babies and small children.