Munchkin Cat – Cat-Dachshund

History of Munchkin Cat Breed

Munchkin cats are a relatively new breed of cats. They are identified by their unusually short legs. This, however is a natural genetic mutation, not manmade. There have been sightings of several short legged cats in the US and in Europe, but a captive breeding program was only introduced in the early 1990’s in the US, which led to the establishment of this breed.

Types of Munchkin Cat Breed

These cats come in four distinct sizes: Standard, Super Short, VW Microbus and Rug Hugger. They are also separated into two groups for shows: Longhaired, which has a semi-long plush coat and Shorthaired, which has a medium plush coat.

Physical Attributes of Munchkin Cats

The Munchkin cat is a small to medium sized cat, with abnormally short legs. This however poses no risk to its spine which is absolutely normal. Their legs may be slightly bowed. The Munchkin cats comes in all colors and patterns.

Personality of Munchkin Cats


The Munchkin cat is considered to be sweet-natured, playful and intelligent cat. It likes being around people and responds well to good handling. This cat is outgoing and often plays with kitty toys. They like to run and chase. They also have a tendency to sit up like a rabbit.

Caring for Munchkin Cats

The Munchkin cats are a happy, healthy and hardy breed of cats and so not require any specific caring measures.

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