Introduction to the Munchkin cat – what is a Munchkin?

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This is actually a blog post used to inform people about Munchkin cats

I love my naturally short-legged cats, which are called Munchkins (the name was taken from the Wizard of Oz).

Munchkin cats have a natural “dwarfism” type gene which produces much shorter legs and gives the cat an appearance similar to a ferret!

Some Munchkins have shorter legs than others, but they are all notably shorter than regular cats.

If a Munchkin has at least 50% Persian/Himalayan/Exotic Shorthair in their breeding, they are called a “Napoleon” also.

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Munchkins have muscular back legs and frequently use them to jump, or sit up and look around.

I’ve had Munchkins of my own for 15 years now and have not encountered any back problems (as in certain dog breeds) or other health issues.

Munchkins do have the ability to jump.  People ask me this all the time.  Their hind legs are quite muscular compared to other breeds of cats.  This is my Munchkin cat “SALLY” jumping up into our hallway “cat” window.  SALLY is currently 13 yrs. old.

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When you breed for Munchkins some of the offspring  might NOT inherit the Munchkin gene.

Some people call those “non-standard” Munchkins but really they are not Munchkins at all and can never produce a Munchkin offspring.

(if a cat carries the Munchkin gene, they will have the typical short legs, because it is a dominant gene)

My litters are limited as I now only have 10 female cats for breeding and am in the process of downsizing even further.

Thank you for visiting.

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