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The Munchkin is a relatively new breed of cat characterized by its very short legs, which is caused by a naturally occurring genetic mutation. Named after the short-statured characters from Wizard of Oz, the breed was developed in the 1980s in the United States. Much controversy erupted over the breed when it was recognized by The International Cat Association in 1995 with critics voicing concern over potential health and mobility issues, although such fears have yet to materialize.

Temperament

These sociable cats are extremely playful and love to run, chase an play with toys. They love company including children, dogs and other pets, leading them a merry chase as they zoom by in their games. Munchkins are extremely curious and will sit up on their hind legs like a rabbit to get a better view of something that has caught their attention. These self-assured cats leave no stone unturned or corner unexplored. 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.

Health

Early speculations that the Munchkin will develop spinal problems commonly seen in short-legged dog breeds did not materialize. In 1995 several Breeders had their oldest Munchkins X-rayed and examined for signs of joint or bone problems and no problems were found. Two rare problems documented in the breed are lordosis (excessive curvature of the spine) and pectus excavatum (hollowed chest), although actual prevalence is not known. These conditions can appear in other breeds and some breeders have denied that it is a problem for the Munchkin.

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Kinkalow Kittens

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We are a home based cattery we are dedicated to providing quality kinkalow kittens to you and perfecting the breed. We will be entering our stud and queen into the cat shows in our area as they come available.The kitten values will rise the more titles received so order your kittens now to reserve...

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Kinkalow Kittens

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Panama City, nv
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We are a home based cattery we are dedicated to providing quality kinkalow kittens to you and perfecting the breed. We will be entering our stud and queen into the cat shows in our area as they come available.The kitten values will rise the more titles received so order your kittens now to reserve...

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