Looking for Munchkin cat breeders in Washington to find a new addition for your home? You’ve come to the right place.
First of all, I’m envious. Munchkins are one of the cutest, more unique breeds of cats. They’re also a load of fun with huge personalities – despite having such short legs!
To save you time looking around, I’ve put together a list of all the Munchkin breeders I was able to find in Washington either selling kittens or taking inquiries.
Good luck, I hope you find the perfect kitty!
Munchkin Cat Breeders in Washington With Kittens and Cats for Sale
Unfortunately, at this time I’m not able to find any Munchkin Cat Breeders located in Washington.
The best thing I can suggest is that you check out what cats are in need of homes on the Adoptapet site.
You’re not going to find the kitten of your choice, but there are some really rewarding opportunities when adopting that you may not have otherwise considered.
At the time of writing this, I could see Munchkin cats in need of loving homes. Obviously, this is always subject to change – but you should definitely check them out!
What Are Munchkin Cats?
The Munchkin cat breed is also called dwarf and miniature cat breeds due to their very short legs. They also have long spines, making them the dachshunds of the cat world.
They are wonderful additions to any home as they are very smart and social, and let’s be honest – they’re super cute.
There are some interesting cross-breeds and unique-looking Munchkins with both short hair and long. You might find these being offered by breeders:
Scottish Fold Munchkins – A cross between a Munchkin and a Scottish Fold.
Napoleon – A cross between a Munchkin and a Persian.
Lambkin – A cross between a Munchkin and a Selkirk Rex.
Minksin – A cross between a Munchkin and a Sphynx.
TICA and CFA Certifications
You may have seen some breeders saying they are TICA and CFA certified. This is an extra stamp of approval that they registered their cats and are maintaining a high standard.
Here’s what these organizations mean:
The International Cat Association (TICA) is a major player in worldwide cat registries. Founded in 1967, TICA was created as an alternative to the American Cat Fanciers Association (which used mixed breeds to register their cats).
TICA is the world’s largest and oldest association for cat enthusiasts and breeders. It has over fifty years of experience in registering purebred cats from all over the world.
The Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) is a non-profit, international organization devoted to the advancement of purebred cats through breeding, showing and educational programs.
Founded in 1906, it is the largest purebred cat registry in North America. CFA has more than 300 affiliated clubs in North America and has offices on both coasts of the United States.
What’s the Average Cost of a Munchkin Kitten?
There are a lot of factors that are taken into account when pricing a Munchkin kitten. The pedigree, color, markings, and variation can all affect the price a good deal.
However, to give you a ballpark figure to work with, you can expect to pay between $800-$2,000 from a reputable breeder.
What’s the Average Cost of a Munchkin Cat?
Some breeders and other sellers will have adult Munchkins for sale. You can typically expect to pay a little less than you would for a kitten.
Again, depending on the age, health condition, and history of the cat, you can expect to pay anywhere between $500-$1,800.
Facts About Munchkin Cats
Want to know more about Munchkins? There’s a lot of interesting and unique things about these little-legged dwarf cats.
Here are some cools facts:
- Munchkins’ legs are around 3 inches shorter than average cats’ legs.
- Therefore, it’s not much of a surprise that a Munchkin holds the world record for being the shortest cat.
- They really are named after those small creatures in The Wizard of Oz.
- They’re the new kids on the block, only really being introduced to the world in 1991.
- Munchkins are super playful, prepare for many hours of fun!
Care and Maintenance Tips
With rare and exotic breeds there is often the concern that there will be a lot of care or maintenance required. This is not the case with Munchkins, they are incredibly easy to look after.
One of the biggest chores with cats is helping longhaired breeds keep their coats in good shape. Munchkins have short fur, and they don’t go outside – or at least not exploring and jumping around.
You’ll only need to brush them once a week or so. The same as you would any shorthaired breed.
I have read some accounts that some people think they might suffer from similar back issues to sausage dogs. But I’m yet to see actual evidence of this.
The only real maintenance you need to know about is keeping your Munchkin entertained. They love playing and interacting with humans.
Playing with cats is such a rewarding thing as an owner, it’s not like this is a downside or anything!
Are Munchkin Cats Good Family Pets?
I’m not just saying this, but Munchkin cats are one of the best breeds as a family pet. They are obviously totally adorable, and they fit in with households of all sizes just fine.
They love playing and interacting with us, so they are great with kids. But like most cats, they also love curling up and sleeping on a lap or a nice warm spot somewhere.
There really aren’t any drawbacks to owning a dwarf cat that I can think of. They do need a little extra care and attention, and they can’t jump up high (which is a bonus in the kitchen), but it’s a rewarding experience living with a Munchkin.
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