Munchkins among people received a gentle nickname -cat-dachshunds. And all because of the fact that the paws of these wonderful animals have a non-standard length. In comparison with the limbs of an ordinary cat, they are shorter by almost two times. This is the distinctive feature of the Munchkins. Short-necked cats appeared in the USA. According to one version, one day the woman found two pregnant women with unusual appearance, one of which she left to herself. Later it was found out that the cat has short legs due to certain mutations in the body, and its genes were transmitted to the kittens that soon appeared. Since then, the Munchkins, named after the little people in Oz, have conquered the hearts of people and have become good friends to them.
Short-necked cats are classified as follows:
1. In terms of magnitude:
2. For the length of the coat:
Korotkolapye cats, whose photos are givenin this article, are not inferior to their standard companions. They are also very playful, mobile, affectionate, faithful, perfectly get along with young children and like to walk on a leash. In addition, the Munchkins are very intelligent and calm, they are difficult to provoke aggression.
Species of the breed: health
Average life expectancy of catsMunchkin is about 15 years old. However, they do not suffer from any specific diseases. There is an opinion that short-cut cats are more prone to lordosis (curvature of the spine due to muscle weakening), but it has not been scientifically proven.
Recommendations for owners
Short-necked cats are cute and cute pets, no different from other breeds of cats, except that they are very funny because of anatomical features.