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Napoleon Dwarf Cat — 6 Comments

  1. I have a kitten that was the runt of a litter her siblings have grown . She remains little, her brothers and sisters are 3 times larger then her. I never knew dwarf cats existed. How do I find out if she really is a dwarf. Her eyes are large, I catch her sitting erect straight up, cutest thing I ever saw. She is also a long hair pitch black. Do you have a source in Jacksonville Florida who may be able to authenticate her. I appreciate any help.
    Thank You
    Jeanette Mitchell
    Jax. Fla.
    904)566-4441 Please don’t hesitate to call me.

    • Hello Jeanette. Thank you for commenting. You can tell if a cat is a dwarf cat or not by checking leg length. A dwarf cat’s body is normal but the legs are shorter than normal. There are many different breeds of dwarf cat. The Napoleon is one of them. They all have short legs. One of the characteristics is that they do sit up on their hind legs as you describe. This indicates to me that your cat is a dwarf cat but perhaps not a purebred dwarf cat. You can send me a photograph of your cat to this email address mjbmeister@gmail.com and I will verify whether your cat is a dwarf cat or not. Alternatively you can upload a photograph to a comment provided a photograph is not too large. The instructions are set out below the comment box.

      The following link leads to a page on all the dwarf cats:


  2. I am looking for a Napoleon or munchkin. I hope to find a friend to love. Frenchy is just what I am looking for. With my terminal illness it helps me feel better. I had a Napoleon but he belonged to my son and he is moving away with him. I really need a friend.



    • Hi Patricia, I wish you the best of luck in your search. I guess you have tried the Dwarf Cat Association (Google that and you’ll find them). I’d contact them if you haven’t already.

  3. The Napoleon cat is still in Provisional status therefore the Nap breeders are still trying to produce cats that best represent the breed. As in many of the breeds of cats that are just starting, there will be inconsistencies among the breed. The ideal Nap should not look like a Persian or a Munchkin in the face. The Nap should look like it has a round head, face and eyes. They don’t want a flat face on a Nap that has the tearing eyes like Persians. A traditional or baby doll faced Persian group cat is the best quality cat that should be used in the Nap breeding program. The breeders also do not want the cat to look like a Munchkin which has a more domestic face. The Nap should have small ears, and big round eyes are preferred. The Nap is a solid compact cat like a Persian and they are known for sitting up like a prairie dog. The Nap has a loving, affectionate, sweet disposition and they can come in a wide variety of colors with shorthair or long hair. A litter of Naps can come with short legs called standards or regular long legs called non-standard. The non-standard kittens look like traditional Persians. The Nap breed has received the best features of the two parent breeds which are the baby doll Persian face on short Munchkin legs. These are very healthy cats and these cat can have the same health problems as any other breed of cat. The short legs are not a deformity nor do they prevent the cats from doing anything different than long legged cats. Geneticists have verified that the short legs come from a normal mutation that are not like the dachshund dogs health problems. Once the pet buying population catches on that the Napoleon cat exists, this breed may surpass all the other breeds of cats as the most popular breed of cats. Purwaky Cattery has a Napoleon male that will soon produce beautiful Napleon kittens in a wide variey of colors and patterns.

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