7 Fascinating Facts About Minskin Cat Breed

Minskins originated in the 1990s by crossing Munchkin cats with Sphynx to create a hairless cat with short legs.


 Minskins have a hairless or fuzzy, wrinkled coat, a compact body on short legs and big upright ears. They come in many colors and patterns.


 Intelligent, playful and affectionate. They love being with their families. Very agile and energetic despite little legs.   


Prone to lordosis. Responsible breeders screen for spine/joint issues. Lack of coating protects from some allergies.


 Require weekly bathing to prevent oil buildup on skin. Minimal shedding. Use sunscreen when outdoors. 

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 Rare and highly sought after. Minskin kittens often over $1000 from breeders. Adoption fees typically lower.


While popular, not formally recognized as an official new breed by major cat breed organizations yet


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