Dwelf Cats

Dwelf cats and kittens

Dwelf History

Dwelf cats come from genetic crosses between the Munchkin cat, American curl, and the Sphynx cat breeds. Several genetic iterations went into creating the hairless, compact, and elf-like appearance. Still, these cats tend to be highly outgoing and engaged with their families, and they love to play.

Dwelf Cat Care Facts

Dwelf cats are known to be playful, active and almost dog-like in terms of their intuitive and friendly nature. If you are looking for a hypoallergenic companion that thrives on cuddling and nurturing, the Dwelf cat is your answer...

  • The Dwelf is very smart. They require mental stimulation, in addition to attention.
  • This breed needs to be kept indoors because they are very sensitive to heat and cold.
  • Dwelf cats are susceptible to sunburn.
  • Dwelfs only require one bath per week, but be sure to do so or they will develop oily skin.

Dwelf Health Issues

Since the breed does not have a long history, there is not an extensive review of typical health concerns, but based on their breed makeup and particularly their dwarf cat heritage, Dwelf owners should be on the lookout for...

  • Excessive lordotic curvature of the spine
  • Pectus excavatum which occurs when the breastbone of the cat sinks, giving it a concave appearance
  • Ear infections because of the ear curvature
Dwelf Cat Overview
   

Dwelf Characteristics

  • Affection Level High
  • Friendliness Medium
  • Kid-Friendly High
  • Pet-Friendly High
  • Exercise Needs High
  • Playfulness High
  • Energy Level High
  • Intelligence High
  • Tendency to Vocalize Medium
  • Amount of Shedding Medium

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