Munchkin Cat Jumping

by Michael
(London, UK)

The offspring of Milton a TICA champion Munchkin - photo by Terri Harris

The offspring of Milton a TICA champion Munchkin - photo by Terri Harris

Hi, I'd just like to add to this page by showing the best Munchkin cat jumping videos (and more) that I can find and there are certainly a healthy number of them. The first one shows a nice comparison, in size, between a normal sized cat and a Munchkin. There is quite a difference. Although in this case the normal leg length cat may be a big cat because Munchkin cats are generally of similar size (except for leg length) to normal cats:

This video has been removed because it no longer exists.

The next video hasn't been seen that much but it should have because it shows the appearance of the Munchkin really well and it also shows that this cat's leg length doesn't impair jumping ability that much (but it will invariable effect it a bit at least). In fact an overweight cat with normal length legs would be a less athletic jumper than a Munchkin, judging by this video (this black and white Munchkin is a bit of a star in Japan. His name is "Mac Mac"):

Now, talking about jumping, MiniCat is a medium long haired orange Munchkin who I think, it is fair to say, is a little bit overweight, which seems to have impaired her ability to jump to the seat of a chair, quite a low height:

The next video is interesting as it shows a ginger tabby Munchkin cat in a prairie dog position (on hind legs standing/sitting upright and looking). Munchkins are known for this because of their short legs. It is obviously more easy and feels natural for a Munchkin to stand in this position for a long time without discomfort. An interesting element in this video is the ear flaps of the cat. They are almost Scottish Fold like. This may be because the dwarfism is caused by the defective growth of cartilage and ear flaps are made of cartilage. it would seem that the defective gene that caused the dwarfism has had an effect on the ear flaps too:

The next video shows a Munchkin cat jumping but not in a purposeful way and note the ear flaps of this cat too. They are Scottish Fold ear flaps. Sometimes people breed Scottish Fold to a dwarf cat. This is wrong, I think, as you are combining two cartilage defects and may get a real health problem that was otherwise unknown:

This last video shows the typical Munchkin prairie dog position again. This gives them extra height and I wonder if, in part, it is a compensation for Munchkin cat jumping, which is a little less good than normal for obvious reasons despite what some breeders say. Take two cats of equal athleticism, one a dwarf cat and the other a normal leg length cat, and the latter will obviously be a better jumper. I love the Munchkin look, though.

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Jan 01, 2012
Munchkin NEW
by: Crown

hey Cindy, I really love ur cat. Can u help me know where do u buy your cat ? I really wanna have a munchkin cat

Oct 13, 2010
Hi from the Owner of Mac Mac
by: Cindy

Hi! Michael,

As the owner of Mac Mac, I am happy to see my kitty's video is introduced in your documentary (the 2nd one).

For your information, Mac Mac is a Munchkin in the color of Blue and White now at 2.5 years old. He's so frolicsome and frisky, loves jumping, running and climbing! He's also a hospitable guy that easy to get along with stranger cats and visitors. For me, Mac Mac is a cordial and joyful buddy that adds great pleasure to my life and family.

1) I would like to clarify that Mac Mac is living with my family in HONG KONG , not Japan (as mentioned in your documentary).
2) As a cat lover, I am grateful to share funs & knowledges of my kitty with all cats lovers, including you. Thank you:D


Jun 12, 2010
Munhkin cat weight
by: Anonymous

I have a munhkin cat that is fat ,huge ,enormuse and any other words you can think of and he jumps to higher places then the kithen counter so maybe the cat just was not strong enough

Oct 27, 2009
Jumping Ability
by: Anonymous

I think that this breed should not be thought of as restricted in the jumping area. My munchkin (picture below) could jump places well before my month older cat could. he has no trouble jumping on the kitchen table, and he's only 4 months old!

Munchkin cat who can jump well

Jun 20, 2009
Hi Rudolph
by: Michael (PoC Admin)

I think you'll find that you will need to buy in the USA, where this breed originates and where there are a number of breeders and find one that ships to India! If that is possible. As to price they probably cost the same as the average American purebred cat about $4-500 to $1000.

Jun 19, 2009
"Munchkin cat"
by: Rudolph.A.Furtado

Excellently educative documentary video's and thanks to you i now learnt of a new breed,the Munchkin cat.It resembles a dachshund dog and is really cute and hilarious.How much do these cats cost and are they rare?

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Munchkin Cat Jumping — 2 Comments

  1. I have fallen in love with these cats. Could you please tell me where in my area or State i can find one? Pineville, Louisiana.

    • Hi Barbara. The first place to ask will be the Dwarf Cat Association. If you Google that you’ll find them and you can go from there.

      They are fairly rare so there may not be a breeder in your state. Good luck though.

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