Munchkins are just like any other cats except they have short legs.
Short-legged cats were discovered in England in the 1930s. Word War II took a toll on the cat population in general, including these cuties.
Short-legged cats first showed up in American in the 1980's in Louisiana were a music teacher first found 2 short-legged kitties trapped under a car by a dog.
The short legs are from a dominant mutation. If a cat has that gene, it will have the short legs.
The Munchkin breed originated in the United States.Munchkins were named for the little people in Wizard of Oz. The breed was accepted in TICA in 1994. There was much dissension about this among the breeding world. Many people felt it would cause physical issues for the cats.
These cats come in all colors and hair length.
The average life span is fourteen or fifteen.
They stand up on their hind legs like rabbits. A Munchkin's personality depends a lot on the characteristics they've inherited from their DNA pool. Overall though they're described as playful and loveable.
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