Munchkin Cat – A Buyers and Owners Guide With Breed Information, Facts and FAQs

Munchkin Cat – A Buyers and Owners Guide With Breed Information, Facts and FAQs

The Munchkin Cat is a relatively new breed compared to more established breeds, such as the Maine Coon or the American Shorthair. Studies and evidence is still coming for a variety of questions still being asked, and it’s a breed not without controversy. In short though, the Munchkin Cat is cute with a sweet nature that is growing in popularity and acceptance. It is almost exclusively characterized by it’s short legs, which have 3 subcategories of classification. It is not […]

Can Munchkin Cats Jump?

Can Munchkin Cats Jump?

This a perfectly natural question to ask. With their shorter leg length, many people understandably wonder about the Munchkin Cats jumping ability. After all, it’s what any cat is known for, that propensity for jumping on counters, outdoor fences and the back of chairs. In short, the fact that the Munchkin Cat has shorter leg lengths doesn’t make much difference in their willingness to jump. There are different leg lengths of Munchkin Cat as well to make the matter even […]

So How Much Smaller is a Munchkin Cat than a Normal Cat?

So How Much Smaller is a Munchkin Cat than a Normal Cat?

When you first hear about Munchkin Cats, a few things may go through your mind. Which is natural, there are a lot of questions to ask, like how much smaller are they and does this affect them at all, If so, how? Good questions. In short, Munchkin Cats that possess the short legged gene will stand around 7 or 9 inches tall and weigh around 5 (2.3kg) to 9 (4.1kg) pounds as an adult. This is approx. 3 inches shorter […]

A List of Munchkin Cat Breeders in the US by State

A List of Munchkin Cat Breeders in the US by State

If you are looking at owning a Munchkin Cat to join your family then it is probably a good idea to look at the breeders that are local to you. They will be easily able to assist you with what you are looking for, I’ve compiled a list of all the breeders I could find in the USA by State, to help you find one as close by as necessary. I’ve encompassed private breeders as well as professional breeders from […]

11 Awesome Tips For Taking Your Munchkin Kitten on Its First Walk

11 Awesome Tips For Taking Your Munchkin Kitten on Its First Walk

If you’ve never owned a Munchkin Cat before, or even walked a cat then it might seem like a tricky process. Cats are known to be fiercely independent and most roam free. In the UK it is estimated that around 10% of all cats are indoor cats, but in the US it is known to be a bit higher, mainly because it’s encouraged. I have indoor Munchkin Cats, several in fact. I take them out often, but they live indoors. […]

How Much Does a Munchkin Cat Cost? – Let Me Show You With Examples

How Much Does a Munchkin Cat Cost? – Let Me Show You With Examples

With the increasing popularity of the Munchkin Cat breed it’s a reasonable question to try and see what type of price you would have to pay to get well cared for Munchkin. In short, the answer is there’s quite a range of prices for Munchkin Cats. You can get them from anywhere from around $50 to $3000 (or even free), but a good average range would be in the $500 – $1200 range depending upon many factors. Factors such as […]

Do Munchkin Cats Have Health Problems?

Do Munchkin Cats Have Health Problems?

With the Munchkin Cat being a new breed in the eyes of the world, and indeed causing some controversy, there is a big question surrounding the health of the breed. It’s a very natural question, as similar short legged dogs, such as Dachshunds and Shih Tzu’s are known to be prone to spinal problems. The short answer is no, the breed appears to have a relatively clean bill of health. Almost every cat breed has some problems that seem to […]

Lifespan of Munchkin Cats – How Long Do They Live?

Lifespan of Munchkin Cats – How Long Do They Live?

Because the Munchkin Cat is a relatively new breed, as well as being controversial a perfectly valid question to ask is how long your Munchkin Cat may live for. With fears about ill health and rumors abound, the question gets even more natural. The short answer to this question is between 12 and 14 years. However, with the Munchkin Cat it can get a little more complicated. As a new breed, firstly there isn’t as much data as there is […]

Is The Munchkin Cat a Breed?

Is The Munchkin Cat a Breed?

Unlike more mainstream breeds of cat, such as a Maine Coon or an American Curl, this is not quite as odd a question as it first seems. The Munchkin Cat is a relatively new breed of cat and there is some controversy as to whether it should be officially defined as such. In short, the answer is both yes and no. Although short legged cats have been documented since the 1930s, in 1983 Sandra Hochenedel acquired a short legged cat […]

The History and Origin of Munchkin Cats

The History and Origin of Munchkin Cats

Compared to other breeds of cat with much more notable and authentic pedigree’s, the history of the Munchkin Cat is short and mired with some controversy. The Munchkin Cat is best described as a cat of medium size with very short legs and a proportionally a long back. They are thick bodied with either short or long hair. In short, they are a breed of cat specifically recognized by their short legs. They have been around since the beginning of […]