The Kurilian Bobtail could grow from medium to large size. An adult Kurilian female can weigh up to 11 lbs, whilst males reach around 15 lbs. It has a large wedge-shaped head with rounded contours and wide cheekbones. Its walnut-shaped eyes are clear and brilliant, with no relation to the colour of the coat, though white and harlequin cats can have blue or odd eyes. The ears are medium in size, wide at the base, triangular in shape, and look slightly sloped forward. Its legs are medium-sized, with hind legs longer than the front. At an angle, legs would form a square with rounded paws.
The tail of the Kurilian Bobtail is the most distinctive feature, having a bobbed tail or a short pom-pom-style tail. Each one has a unique feature that can be spiral, snag, or whisked. The Kurilian’s tail is muscular and firm that could extend from 1.5 cm to 8 cm.
This feline can be long-haired (Kurilian Bobtail longhair) with a full and plumed tailcoat, or short-haired (Kurilian Bobtail shorthair), which has a tailcoat with the the same length as the body coat.