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Munchkin Kittens and Cats for Sale

The Munchkin is one of the most controversial and extraordinary breeds to emerge in recent years and is characterised by very short legs in comparison with a fairly typical size body for a domestic cat. It was developed in the USA during the 1990s, and is in effect a dwarf species of cat, bred in both longhaired and shorthaired varieties. The name derives from the natives of the fictional Munchkin country in the Wizard of Oz, by L Frank Baum, where they are described as being somewhat short in stature. In the 1939 film, the parts of the Munchkins were played by short adults, and as a result of the film, the word 'munchkin' has come to mean small humans or anything cute of diminutive stature. The gene responsible for the short legs has been compared to that found in varieties of short-legged dogs, such as the basset, the dachshund and the Welsh Corgi, but it is still early days for this new breed of cat to know for sure what the long term impact will be. However, the Munchkin is rarely seen in the UK as the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF) refuses to recognise the breed because of health concerns, considering it to be unacceptable because they are based on an abnormal structure or development, and therefore they cannot be shown at GCCF shows.

Munchkin History

The Munchkin originated as a mutation in the way that many new breeds do, this time in a litter born in Louisiana in 1983. As breeders worked with the mutation, out-crossing to domestic non pedigree varieties of cat, opinion became divided, and at times quite heated, about the wisdom of popularising this new dwarf breed, as there was concern that the short legs would put pressure on the spine. However, in 1995 the International Cat Association (TICA) granted the Munchkin 'new breed' status in 1995, with Championship status following in 2003, although the TICA standard specifically bans any other pedigree breeds as outcrosses, for fear of introducing dwarf varieties of established breeds. However, even TICA was divided over the issue, and it is reported that one veteran show judge had Munchkin supporters threatening to burn down her house, and she resigned in protest, calling the breed 'an affront to breeders with ethics'.


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

kingkittie
Where can I buy a Munchkin kitten?

Okay, so I'm looking to buy a standard Munchkin kitten. I don't mind if it is a mixed breed, just as long as it is a standard Munchkin. ( short legged ) I live in Texas, so somewhere around here would be nice. But, I am planning on picking one up on my way to Missouri, so I don't mind if it is located in Oklahoma, or Missouri. But I would prefer Texas. Thank you. (:

Aw munchkins are so sweet!

I found this breeder called CountryMunchkins. The breeder is in Austin, Texas. Here is their site :

is another breeder. This one Is in Marion, Texas. It's called Bluebonnet Munchkins. Here is that site:

Oklahoma there is Munchkin Cat Rescue:


can't find any in Missouri though. Good luck with your beautiful new munchkins!! :) x

Martie
Desperate Search for Scottish Fold Munchkin Kitten!!!?

I am searching for a Scottish Fold Munchkin kitten. I am absolutely in love with them. I recently lost my beloved cat, and am ready now to move ahead. I have always gone through rescues, but I am sure there will not be any of these available. Does anyone know of any reputable breeders? In Texas preferably? Thank you so much!

Where are you? If you are in Victoria, BC, contact the Cat's Cradle. If I knew you earlier, I would have given you mine.

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