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Munchkin Cat Breed Profile, History and Traits

Although Munchkins have only recently been accepted as a breed (in TICA, but not in CFA), they have been around for decades. Munchkins can most appropriately be described as "regular cats" with short legs. Like the Sphynx cats, they foster a "love or hate" reaction at first glance, but are gaining appeal with time.

Munchkin History:

In the 1940s, in the U.K., a veterinarian described several generations of short-legged cats. Although this line disappeared during WW2, in 1953 a short-legged cat was seen in Stalingrad. However it wasn't until 1983, when a short-legged cat, later named Blackberry, was discovered by by Sandra Hochenedel in Louisiana, that today's Munchkin breed was born. Blackberry's first and subsequent litters consisted of about half short-legged and half long-legged kittens.

A son from one of Blackberry's litters, Toulouse, was given to Kay LaFrance, a friend of Hochenedel. It is from Blackberry and Toulouse that today's Munchkin breed is descended.

A Natural Genetic Mutation:

Munchkins owe their short legs to a naturally-occurring genetic mutation, and not from human manipulation. The gene responsible for the breed's short legs has been likened to the same one that gives Dachsunds and Welsh Corgis their diminutive stature. However, since the spine of a cat is physically different from that of a dog, Munchkins do not suffer spinal problems sometimes associated with those canine breeds.

Living with a Munchkin:

Munchkins are sometimes described as "ferret-like" in their playfulness, as they run, chase, and play with toys. They also have an endearing way of sitting up, rabbit-like, on their hind legs, a trait which gave the Stalingrad cat the name of "Stalingrad Kangaroo Cat." Because Munchkins may be bred to a wide number of breeds, an individual cat's personality will depend on its inheritance. All-in-all, however, they have been described as loving, sociable, and playful by Munchkin fans.

Munchkin Cat Picture Credit:

The picture illustrating the Munchkin Profile is of Bubbles, a blue point, white mitted standard Munchkin owned by Jeannie Baker


The infamous munchkin woman

by oceans

She has had some darn-near psychotic outbursts on the SD site int he past, physically threatening a vet who wrote her about how exactly she is ensuring the health of her kittens... she found her breeders in a cornfield and has been pumping out litter after litter ever since. *I* called her on THAT and she has since changed her website so you can't see the back-to-back litters. her kittens often look sick, there have been unsubstantiated rumors from disgruntled buyers. this woman also breeds dogs, horses and birds.
a real gem, imo.

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FAQ

Kristin S
Does anybody have a picture of a mini munchkin cat?

Hi Kristin...here are a bunch more photos of Munchkin cats:

Cindy C
What breed is my cat ?

Http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=3861412&id=649788652
Thats a picture of her, i know she's a mixed but could you give me some light as to what is in her.
She has quite a low body and looks kind of like a sausage dog.

Hmm if she has short legs she could be part munchkin, here's a photo:
's hard to tell in cats, they all look pretty similar, but if i had to guess i'd say she looks like a maine coon/angora mix to me though:

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