Munchkin

Munchkin

Behaviour/Adaptability

This feline breed resembles the Dachshund breed because of its pronounced short legs. short legs. They have an extremely gentle and curious character and show a particularly playful behaviour. particularly playful behaviour. They are able to run at high speed despite their relatively short legs. their relatively short legs.

Details

Munchkin cats have short legs and a lot of personality. Learn more about this incredibly cute and unique cat breed. Munchkin cats are fast, energetic, fun-loving and affectionate. What they lack in leg length they more than make up for with their unique appearance and affectionate temperament.
The Munchkin, as you may have guessed from its name, is a short cat. Actually, it is unique among the dwarf cat breeds: this little kitty fits all other size indicators of a normal adult-sized cat, except for its small legs. Never heard of a Munchkin? Probably because they are relatively new, having been legitimised by the International Cat Association as a breed of their own in the early 2000s. As these cats are the result of genetic mutation and a somewhat complicated breeding process, they are relatively rare. If you are wondering how much Munchkin cats cost, you can expect to spend between $500 and $1200 for your feline, depending on pedigree. Munchkin cats have a distinctive look that most cat fanciers either love or hate. These little pets are remarkably low to the ground, with legs that are about 3 inches shorter than the average feline. The rest of the Munchkin’s body is fairly typical of an ordinary house cat, and most adults weigh between 2.5 and 3 kilograms. Visually, many might consider the Munchkin the Dachshund of the feline kingdom. Some even refer to the Munchkin as a “”dachshund cat””, a nickname similar to that of the beloved “”dachshund””.
The Munchkin’s short limbs are due to a natural genetic mutation and are the defining characteristic of the breed. Munchkin cats come in all colour combinations and coat styles, and can be short-coated, long-coated or hairless. Shorthair Munchkins have a medium-density, plush coat, while longhaired Munchkins have a soft, silky coat. The most popular coat shades and patterns are brindle, calico, grey and solid black.
An important note: although the Munchkin cat comes in many shades, they are their own distinct breed, not miniature versions of other cat breeds. “

Breed Characteristics:
Coat Type: Both long and short hair varieties have plush, all-weather coats, that are silky in appearance. Munchkin’s may appear in any colour or coat pattern and their eyes may be any colour.
Colours & Body Type: This medium sized cat has extremely short legs and a long spine. They have a thick tubular body with a broad chest. They have long or short coats with a plumed tail.
Grooming Needs: Moderate – weekly brush (more if arthritic or for longhair varieties).
Similar Breeds: This is a unique breed.
Vital Stats:
Height: 15 to 20 cm
Weight – Female: 2 to 3.6 kg
Weight – Male: 3 to 4 kg
Life Span: 12 to 14 Years

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