Wow! WHAT a cutie! The Munchkin is a cat breed that stays small. It is still a new and controversial breed – in fact, it was not recognized as a distinct breed till 1994. It originated in Louisiana, U.S.A., which resulted from a spontaneous genetic mutation. In the feline fraternity feel that it’s cruel to breed a “flaw” – the cats don’t have a problem with it! Because their legs are so short, and they are not great high jumpers although they get there in baby steps! They can hunt and get the girls just as as their taller pals and don’t seem to suffer way from being a little on the short side. They have been even called the Dachshunds of the cat and kitten world world!