The most unusual and fascinating cat breedMunchkin. Their main feature are unusually short legs. what makes these cats look like dachshunds. Munchkin does not belong to the breeding species, and they appeared only as a result of natural mutations in 1983 in Louisiana, USA.


Cat breed Munchkin takes its name from the book "the Wizard of Oz" by Frank Baum. So the writer was called in his work the people of little men. And in Germany, the Munchkins called "cat-kangaroo{!LANG-a0e1148f63926683cfd104e324ecd843!}

Munchkin is quiet, friendly character. They very kind and get along well with other Pets{!LANG-48b625c9b08647fa420d0ae0f72753c8!}

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At first glance, the Munchkin cat breed seems absurd and devoid of grace possessed by the other cats. But this is only at first glance! The fact is that unlike the same for taxes who have their korotkolapye has led to reduced flexibility of the spine and joint mobility, mutation, Munchkins are not deprived of their natural grace and agility. They will easily fit into any slot. run very fast (even faster than normal breeds), graceful Dodge jump. One drawback — they can't really jump high. And the rest of the Munchkin is not inferior to other cats.

Munchkin are a healthy lot. As for their breeding was used by domestic cats, their genotype is very diverse and they not subject to genetic diseases{!LANG-3e83dd7b51ffe5e06ee35010171f655b!}

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Body Munchkin has elongated shape. quite elegant. Hind legs slightly longer than the front{!LANG-187daeed5426ee9260a14c7a1f40a315!}

The disadvantage in appearance of the breed can be considered the deflection of the spins and a drooping croup. Also not many people like their tubular physique and a prominent breast bone.

In Europe, the cat breed Munchkin appeared not so long ago: only in 1995. And until now, Munchkin has gained popularity among Europeans. At the moment this breed is bred only in nurseries in Holland, France and Switzerland. And in Russia in kennel "Alexander-Fred" the first Munchkin brought only in 2001. For today in three TICA registered cattery in the Ukraine and in Russia that breeds Munchkins – "Russicats », «{!LANG-b2dbc4d9559aedc4e49e883e88e79ca0!} "and "Chapter Zero ».