The Munchkin Cat, originally from United States, is a small sized, medium coated cat breed that has become quite popular among cat fans around the world. Munchkin Cat owners have really enjoyed their time with this feline companion and noted that they are sweet, playful, and friendly. There are many happy cat owners who claim to have enjoyed the company of their Munchkin Cat for nearly 14 long years! Please continue to read on to see more about the characteristics of the Munchkin Cat breed and what the requirements are for owning one!

Body Characteristics

The Munchkin Cat has been known for its small size and this has been a deciding factor for many owners of this breed. Its build is best described as light, compact, and short. While weighing between 5 lbs to 9 lbs the Munchkin Cat breed might be just what you are looking for. The Munchkin Cat has a heritage with depth. The breeding of its pedigree has led to a fur coat (or lack-there-of) that is commonly described as medium-plush, soft, and silky. This is one of the most popular cat breeds because of its color scheme. The Munchkin Cat breed is often found in all coat colors and patterns. The short length tail found in most of the Munchkin Cat breed is believed to help the cat with balance, grace, and agility. The Munchkin Cat breed has a reputation for having small sized eyes which lead them to be more attractive than other feline breeds.


The Munchkin Cat has very little problem with moving into a new home. It will adjust fairly well to the changes in its environment. The Munchkin Cat seems to like to meet new people. It will almost always be the first to introduce itself to a new person. The Munchkin Cat very rarely seeks interaction. This cat breed is great for cat owners that want an independent cat. The Munchkin Cat does a wonderful job keeping the children entertained. This is because it enjoys the company and playfulness of children! People that have dogs in their household may attempt to bring the Munchkin Cat into their home and yield positive results. This cat has little problem sharing its living space with dogs. The Munchkin Cat shows more affection than other cat breeds. It enjoys showing love to its owners. This cat breed can be quite rambunctious. Owners should not be surprised to find their Munchkin Cat romping around the house throughout the day. The Munchkin Cat has a slightly higher energy level than average. This allows it to be more active throughout the day. Not many cats are as smart as this one. The Munchkin Cat is one of the most intelligent cats in the world.


Grooming the Munchkin Cat can be done with a little time spent every few months brushing, bathing, and trimming. This is all that is required from the owners for the Munchkin Cat breeds to stay presentable. This cat does not shed much, but may lead its owners to clean their homes more frequently than before. Health problems do not occur all that frequently for the Munchkin Cat breed, but vets have reported that they do occur more than for some other breeds. While many cat breeds do have some mild health issues, common ones for the Munchkin Cat breed are Eye Problems, Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease, and Vomiting. People with cat allergies, are taking a risk by being in contact with Munchkin Cat breed. It may cause an allergic reaction.