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Munchkin Profile

Lifespan: 12-14 Years

Avg height: 15-20 cms

Avg weight Female: 2-3.6 kg

Avg weight Male: 3-4 kg

Coat type: Both long and short hair varieties have plush, all-weather coats, that are silky in appearance. Munchkin's may appear in any colour or coat pattern and their eyes may be any colour.

Coat colours and body type: This medium sized cat has extremely short legs and a long spine. They have a thick tubular body with a broad chest.  They have long or short coats with a plumed tail.  

Grooming required: Moderate - weekly brush (more if arthritic or for longhair varieties).

Similar Breeds: This is a unique breed.

Munchkin temperament

This cat breed resembles the canine Dachshund breed for its pronounced short legs. They are exceedingly sweet natured and curious, and exhibit a particularly playful demeanour. They are able to run at great speed despite their relatvely short legs. 

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.