Some cat breeds are smaller than other cats. Like other breeds, the small cat breed has its own characteristic, size, history, color, behavior and so many things. Here we list six cat breeds. If you want to learn something about small sized cat breed please read the full article:
Which are the Small Cat Breeds?
Singapura is one of the world’s smallest cat. Their main characteristics are large ears and eyes, blunt tail and brown ticked coat. Singapura cats were originally from Singapur. In 1982 CFA recognized this cat breed as an official breed. They are very active, playful and curious. They have a very fine and short coat. An adult male weight varies from (6-8) pounds and a female weight vary from (4-6) pounds. Their tail is slightly shorter than their body length and slender shape. Their tiny little voice always attracts you.
Despite busy nature, they are very friendly to people. They never shy to meet people. These breeds also like other cats and cat-friendly dogs. On a cold winter night, they are excellent bed warmer. In the celebration of Singapur’s 39th National Day, Singapore Zoo arranged an exhibition of Singapura cat.
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Munchkin is a comparatively new cat breed. They are generally sweet nature, active, friendly, outgoing and interesting cat. This breed is identified by its short legs. Their back legs are slightly longer than the front legs. Though they come in both long-haired and short-haired variety. The long-haired Munchkin has a semi-long silky coat and the short-haired Munchkin has a medium-plush coat.
Munchkin is small to medium size cat. Female Munchkins are smaller than male. Females are typically weights between 4 to 8 pounds and males are 6 to 9 pounds. In 1994 TICA’s new Breed Development Program recognized this breed. Due to some controversy, The American Cat Fanciers Association and Cat Fanciers Association (CFA) won’t recognize this breed. According to Guinness World Records, A Munchkin cat (named Lilieput) held the record of the shortest living cat in the world.
Another name of the American Curl is “Peter Pan”. American Curls are still an uncommon cat breed. Unusual ears ( which curl back from the face toward the center of back of cranium ) is the main characteristic of American Curl. Their ears are very sensitive. Rough handling may damage their cartilage in the eras. They are a medium-sized cat with a strong and healthy body. They take 3-4 years to get full maturity. Mature cats are basically (5 to 10 ) lbs.
The interesting thing about this cat is their kitten is born with straight ears but begin to curl with 2-10 days. When they are 4 months, their ears should be hard and stiff and will not curl anymore. American Curls have both long and short hair coat which lie against their bodies. They are very friendly with their owner. They enjoy playing with children and cat-friendly dogs.
Devon Rex coat is very similar to Cornish Rex. This is basically a short haired breed. Slender bodies, wavy coat and large ears are their main identification. They have three types of hair: awn hair, guard hair, and down the hair. Their coat is lighter than the other cat breed coat. This is a medium sized cat with an uncommonly large body and slightly rounded ears. Their eyes are larger than another breed. Devon Rex is very people oriented, active and playful cat. They have a good high jumping ability. You often find them in the height place in the home. They are a very intelligent and trainable cat. They learn trick very easily and play fetch.
Devon Rex always tries to sit at the dining table with the other family members. They prefer that food which you have prepared only for them. They generally stay indoor because they have no guard hair which protects them from the sun’s harmful ray’s. Every season their density of coat length will change.
Minskin is perfect for them who are looking for short coated and small cat. Minskin is originally from the United State and very popular in the United State. They are a very curious, affectionate and highly intelligent cat. Owners of a Minskin cat always enjoyed their cat company, especially who want an independent cat. It mostly weighs between 4 to 8 lbs and heights in between 7 to 8 inches. They come in all colors and patterns including tortoiseshells, tabby patterns, solids and colors with white. They have a strong body and medium length tail. Their large sized eyes make them more attractive. Their energy level is extremely high and always like to play. Minskin is one of the most intelligent cats in the cat world.
Cornish Rex is a popular cat breed. This is a domestic cat. They are originally from England and the United Kingdom. On average females weigh 5-7 pounds while males weigh 8-10 pounds. For exceptionally sleek and galloping gait Cornish Rex often compared as Greyhound of the cat world. Having an unusual coat they like to suite and chill to indoor warm and dry climates. They come in all colors and pattern with or without white pointed. Their coat is most prominently curly over the hips and back. For any companion cat breed, Cornish Rex has one of the softest coats.
They are highly intelligent and like to play fetch and chase with other pets and their owner. They have an outgoing nature cat. They are always social to the children and other pets. Cornish Rex is a noticeably athletic and movable cat.