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Iams Cat Breed Guide

The Munchkin resembles a normal domestic long- or shorthaired cat in all but leg length. The body is semi-foreign, medium sized, and medium long with a well-rounded chest and firm hips. Boning is medium, with medium to substantial musculature. Male Munchkins weigh 6 to 9 pounds; female Munchkins weigh 4 to 8 pounds.

The head is a broad, modified wedge with rounded contours, medium in size with high cheekbones. The muzzle and nose are medium in length; a slight nose bump is acceptable. In profile a slight stop is allowed. The neck is thick and medium in length. Ears are medium to medium large, broad at the base, slightly rounded at the tips, and placed as much on top as on the side of the head. Eyes are medium large, walnut-shaped, placed rather wide apart and at a slight angle toward the base of the ears.

The legs are short with the hind legs slightly longer than the front legs. Upper and lower forelegs are equal in length; the hind legs thigh and lower legs are approximately equal in length. Munchkins may have slight bowing of the long bones, but the round, compact paws should not turn in or out. The tail is medium thick and tapers to a rounded tip; length is in proportion to the body. In TICA, a protruding sternum, snub or excessively long nose, round eyes, round head, and cowhocking (hocks that turn or bend inward like that of a cow so the hind leg shanks are very close) are penalized in the show ring. Excessive bowing of the legs, a swayed back, and the appearance of being a miniaturized recognized breed is cause for disqualification.

Munchkins are accepted in both long and short hair lengths. The longhair has a semi-long, silky coat, shaggy britches and may have a slight to moderate ruff. Ear furnishings should be long. The tail has a full plume. The shorthair’s coat is plush, lustrous and medium in length. Both coat types are described as all-weather. All coat colors and patterns are accepted, including the pointed pattern.

Allowable outcrosses are domestic longhairs and shorthairs who are not members of pedigreed breeds. Long-legged offspring of Munchkins can be used in the breeding program if they possess useful traits or attractive colors and patterns, but they cannot be shown as Munchkins.


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by luvmycats

Cats with short legs are not new to science, although they have only recently been discovered by the cat fancy. In a 1944 edition of the Veterinary Record, Dr. H.E. Williams-Jones described four generation of cats with short limbs.
Description: At the present time, the Munchkin appears to come in every sort of body type, head type and coat length. The only thing these cats have in common is their extremely short legs. Since the gene pool is unlimited, there are no clear guidelines as to what type the Munchkin will ultimately resemble. Some Munchkin breeders are mating to Persians, others to Siamese and still others to Abyssinians

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FAQ

darkwrath3
What is the smallest cat breed that can be bought?

It depends on whether you mean smallest in all proportions, smallest in height, smallest recognised breed or smallest unrecognised breed.

The smallest recognised breed ar Singapuras which were bred from Burmese and Abyssinian cats that were taken to Singapore with their American owners, bred out there and their offspring exported into the USA. smallest in height are the Munchkin type cats listed by The Dwarf Cat Association at Toy Persians and Teacup Persians are miniatures and smaller than Singapuras and Munchkins. They aren't recognised by cat registries and they have…

carlosfearn
Me and my boyfriend have been searchin for a munchkin cat breeder fairly local but cant seem to come up with a

We wud really appreciate it if a breeder or someone wud come forward and help us to find a little friend. x

Check just looked on there, and there are several munchkins waiting for homes. There aren't many, but maybe one is close to your area.

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