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Munchkin

The Munchkin is widely known for their unique, short-legged stature, but their playful, adaptable nature is what has won the hearts of their admirers.

About the Munchkin

These sociable cats are extremely playful and love to run, chase and play with toys. They love company, including children, dogs and other pets.

They may not jump from the floor to the top of the bookcase in a single bound, but they will show off their jumping prowess and intelligence as they find a path that takes them there in smaller steps.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from World Cat Congress (WCC)

Breed specifics

Country
United States
Coat
Short coat
Size category
Medium
Avg life expectancy
12–14 years

Playful / Sociable / Friendly

Key facts

  • Needs moderate grooming
  • Best suited to indoor life
  • Patient with children and other animals

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