Munchkin kittens Adoption UK

Munchkin (cat)

The Munchkin achieved TICA Championship status in May 2003.
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Characteristics
The Munchkin is generally described as a sweet-natured, playful, people-oriented, outgoing and intelligent cat which responds well to being handled.
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The Munchkin is a small to medium sized cat with a moderate "semi-foreign" body type. A male Munchkins typically weigh between 6 to 9 pounds (3-4 kg) and is usually larger than a female Munchkin, which typically weigh between 4 to 8 pounds. The short legs of the Munchkin may be slightly bowed, although excessive bowing is a disqualification in the show ring. Cow-hocked legs are also penalized. The hind legs can be slightly longer than the front.
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There are three sizes: Standard, Super Short and rug-hugger.
The body of the Munchkin cat is medium sized with a level spine with a slight rise from the shoulder to the rump.
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For TICA shows, they are separated by fur length into two groups: Munchkin and Munchkin Longhair. The short-haired variety has a medium-plush coat while the Long-haired has a semi-long silky coat. The Munchkin comes in all colors and patterns. This variety stems from the outcross program, which allows the use of any domestic cat that does not already belong to a recognized breed. Similarity to other breeds is grounds for disqualification.
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Health

I have mixed feelings on breeding pets

by monki

Volumes have been written on the topic... one of my college professors even had a seminar called "the ethics of pet keeping."
so many breeders are unscrupulous about messing up the animals' gene pool, which is why so many dogs, like golden retrievers, have hip displasia and whatnot. the munchkin cats are cute, but part of me says, "what the fuck is THAT?" these are living creatures, and it's a little creepy that people sculpt them through breeding so that we will have an increasingly cuddly race of pets to play with.
especially when there are so many animals in shelters that have no homes and are routinely euthanized

FAQ

Maria
I NEED A MUNCHKIN CAT NOW!?

Oooo there sooo cute and i need one. does any one know where i can go to get a relitively cheap one in the south west, possibly somerset or devon, maybe anywere near there...
(non pedegree)
PLZ HELP!!
ty!

I know munchkin cats are soooo cute. but there not going to be cheap and a cat from a shelter would indeed be better.

might help u. but you do know munchkin is kind of a mean breed right? they disable the cats in a way.

beth
Breeding your cat. good or bad?

Hey guys and girls. I have been reading a lot of questions about breeding and im not sure what to think. obviously I don't want any cat breeds to be eradicated by a complete stop to breeding but how many home breeders do we really need giving that shelters are overflowing with perfectly good cats. I guess I just don't see any reason to breed other then money and its not just cats but all pets. im not necessarily slating breeders, I just want to know why, especially when it can bring harm to the mother. I personally don't condone it but I genuinely want to hear both sides so please…

No, no ,no there are so many kittens and cats breed in the world and not enough homes for them all. New pet owners want kittens so in many shelters there are perfectly well cats which aren't homed because of the fashion of having a small cute animal!. Please look into the statistics of cats and kittens which need re-homing before creating more of a problem.

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