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MUNCHKIN BREED GROUP (MK/MKL)

MUNCHKIN BREED GROUP (MK/MKL)
The Munchkin and the Munchking Longhair are short-legged cats. They are
distinguished only by the appearance of the coat, the shorthair having a
medium-plush, resilient all-weather coat and the longhair a semi-long silky allweather
coat.
HEAD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 points
Shape . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Ears . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Eyes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Chin/Nose/Muzzle . . . . . 7
Profile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Neck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
BODY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 points
Torso . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Legs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Feet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Tail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Boning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Musculature . . . . . . . . . . 5
COAT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 points
Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Texture . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
CATEGORY: All.
DIVISIONS: All.
COLORS: All.
PERMISSIBLE OUTCROSSES:
Domestic longhair/shorthair, not a
member of a recognized breed.
HEAD:
Shape: Modified wedge with rounded
contours, in proportion with body. High,
defined cheekbones. (Males can appear
larger than females.)
Ears: In proportion with head,
broader at base, ending in slightly
rounded tips. Placed as much on top of
the head as on the sides; not flaring; alert
Furnishings: Lynx tips are acceptable on
Longhair cats only.
Eyes: Walnut shaped. Spaced rather
wide apart giving an open and alert
expression, and at a slight angle toward
the base of the ears. No relationship
between coat and eye color.
Chin: Firm, but not overly prominent.
(Aligns with nose.)
Muzzle: Moderate with gentle
contours in proportion with head.
Prominent whisker pads are acceptable.
Nose: Medium in length; slight bump
is acceptable.
Profile: Slight stop. Forehead is flat.
Neck: Firm musculature on males,
slightly less on females.
BODY:
Torso: Thick semi-foreign body, not
compact. Back gently slopes upwards
from shoulders to tail. Well-rounded chest
and firm hips. Females generally
smaller/lighter than males. Angulated
shoulder blades are acceptable.
Legs: Short, set evenly apart when
viewed from front or back. Upper and
lower forelegs equal in length. Hind Legs:
Thigh and lower leg approximately equal
in length. Back legs slightly longer than
front legs is acceptable.
Feet: Round, compact in proportion
with body. All four feet pointed directly
straight forward, not inward or outward.
Tail: Carried erect when in motion,
tapering to a rounded tip. Not overly
thick. Length of the body
Boning: Medium, without undue bulk.
Musculature: Firmly developed
muscular strength, not bulky feeling on
females.
COAT:
Length (MK): Medium to short.
Solids may have a less dense coat.
Length (MKL): Semi-long.

Texture (MK): Semi-plush, allweather,
resilient, with medium undercoat
and lustrous appearance.
Texture (MKL): Flowing and silky, allweather,
with moderate and medium
undercoat. Slight to moderate ruff
permissible. Britches are shaggy, tail has

full plume.
 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The
Munchkin is a short-legged cat. Its
distinctive short legs developed from a
spontaneous autosomal dominant
mutation which has occurred several
times in the domestic cat. Munchkins
exhibit shortening and may have slight
bowing of the long bones. The spine is
unaffected and similar in form and
flexibility to that seen in other domestic
cats. The short legs do not hamper
mobility or survival ability. The breed has
been established from spontaneously
occurring domestic cat lines with
augmentation by outcrosses to other
domestic cats. Munchkins are outgoing,
intelligent, and respond well to being
handled. They are accepted in both long
and short coat lengths. The Munchkin
and the Munchkin Longhair are
distinguished only by the appearance of
the coat, the shorthair having a medium
length plush, resilient all-weather coat and
the longhair a semi-long silky all-weather

coat.
 

LOCKETS: Allow
ALLOWANCES: Stud jowls in males. No
other non-standard attributes allowed.
PENALIZE: Cowhocking, protruding
sternum, snub or excessively long nose.
Round eyes. Round head.
WITHHOLD ALL AWARDS: Short,
cobby body, curly coat.
DISQUALIFY (DQ): Sway back.
Excessive bowing. Appearance of being
a recognized breed miniaturized.

Temperament must be unchallenging; any sign
of definite challenge shall disqualify. The cat
may exhibit fear, seek to flee, or generally
complain aloud but may not threaten to harm.
In accordance with Show Rules, ARTICLE
SIXTEEN, the following shall be considered
mandatory disqualifications: a cat that bites
(216.9), a cat showing evidence of intent to
deceive (216.10), adult whole male cats not
having two descended testicles (216.11), cats
with all or part of the tail missing , except as
authorized by a board approved standard
(216.12.1), cats with more than five toes on
each front foot and four toes on each back foot,
unless proved the result of an injury or as
authorized by a Board approved standard
(216.12.2), visible or invisible tail faults if
Board approved standard requires
disqualification (216.12.4), crossed eyes if
Board approved standard requires
disqualification (216.12.5), total blindness
(216.12.6), markedly smaller size, not in
keeping with the breed (216.12.9), and
depression of the sternum or unusually small
diameter of the rib cage itself (216.12.11.1).
See Show Rules, ARTICLE SIXTEEN for more
comprehensive rule

 

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