Minskin Cats

Minskin Cat History

Minskin cats are the result of cross-breeding two specific breeds of domestic cats...The Sphynx cat, with the recessive hairless gene, and the Munchkin cat, with the dominant short-legged gene.

Since the Minskin is a cross with the same breeds, it is sometimes confused with a Bambino cat because it sits low to the ground due to its short legs, and has a small to medium-sized body, with large ears, a tapering nose, a very sparse coat, and wide, round eyes. It has velvety-soft fur that can be seen at points or extremities, such as the face, ears, tail, and legs.

The International Cat Association has recognized the Minskin as an experimental breed while The Cat Fanciers Association (CFA) and the American Cat Fanciers Association (ACFA) have not yet at this time.

Minskin Cat Care Facts

Because the Minskin cat has hair in restricted regions, this is a breed that can be kept by allergic and non-allergic people..

  • Coat needs minimal weekly attention.
  • Susceptible to heat/cold
  • More likely to suffer from sunburn
  • Require regular bathing to keep their coat clean

Minskin Health Issues

The Minskin is considered a generally healthy and resilient breed but because of its genetic makeup is susceptible to a few conditions on rare occurrences...

  • Yeast infections of non-haired skin regions
  • Lordotic spinal curvature
  • Pectus Excavatum of the breastbone.
Minskin Cat Overview

Minskin Characteristics

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

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