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Minskin Cat

The Minskin Cat The Minskin cat is a miniature breed of domestic cat original from the Boston Area, United States. This cute little fella is a tiny one with dazzling big eyes. He makes a great family pet and loves to play with everyone, especially children.  Origins Paul McSorley started the development of this breed back in 1998 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Minskin cat is the result of crossing a Munchkin and a Sphynx.  The Sphynx gives them their hairless characteristic. The name comes from the fact that they have miniature legs.   Physical characteristics As stated before, the Minskin cat is a miniature cat. They will look like kittens their entire life. So, if you want an adult cat that will keep the cuteness of a kitten, this is the one for you. The standard allows for three different coat lengths. The hairless has no hair at all or very little, the fully-coated has hair all over his body, and the fur points are hairless all over except for the tip of their ears, tail, and feet.  They have short and compact legs. The hind legs are a little bit longer than the front legs.  The tail of the Minskin cat is very large. In some cases, it can grow longer than the body.  Personality The Minskin cat is very affectionate, cuddly, and loving. They are very friendly with other pets, so you can perfectly sit them with a pet dog. They love to be close to people and play with children. If you sit down, this heat-pad-like friend will sit on your lap.  Caring for a Minskin cat Due to their lack of hair or very little of it, these cats tend to get dirty very easily. Their skin can also get oily. Because of this, a weekly bath is necessary for the Minskin cat.   Follow us here in Dogalize to learn the basics of other cat and dog breeds. We are interested in you being the best cat owner, which is why we have lots of resources for you to be the best cat owner you can. 
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Minskin Cat

Things You Should Know The Minskin is generally healthy. The Minskin’s minimal coat is nonshedding and easy to groom. Regular bathing with mild shampoo is necessary to keep the skin supple and healthy. The Minskin is a rare breed and may be difficult to find. Minskin History The Minskin is only a decade old. It began to be developed in Boston in 1998 by breeder Paul McSorley, who achieved the look and personality he wanted by crossing the Sphynx and the Munchkin. By 2000, he had produced the first standard Minskin, and by 2005 more than 50 were in existence, as well as variants that had long legs and full coats. The breed is seeking recognition from The International Cat Association (TICA). The Look of a Minskin Sitting atop short legs, the Minskin is named for its miniature size and soft-as-cashmere sparsely coated skin, highlighted by short, soft fur “points” on the extremities: face, ears, legs and tail. The cat can be found in all colors and patterns, including solids, tortoiseshells, tabby patterns, and colors with white. Colorpoints are popular. The Minskin’s body is described as semi-cobby, being noticeably stocky and small. The cat has a rounded head with large round eyes and a sweet expression. Minskins retain a kittenlike appearance into adulthood.
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Minskin Cat

Minskin PRINTABLE VERSION Introduction Minskin Breeders Standard Committee Seminars Minskin General Description The Minskin is a new breed of cat with short legs and fur points-that is fur on the face, ears, nose, legs and tail. The body skin may have sparse hair covering but the belly is always hairless. These engaging short-statured cats have all the agility of any other cat however sometimes they different paths to the top of the refrigerator instead of a single leap! History 1998 saw Paul McSorley begin the development of the Minskin in Boston, Massachusetts. Just as the Siamese has color restricted to the points (or extremities), Paul McSorley envisioned a cat with short legs and fur restricted to the points. To accomplish his goal, he crossed a Munchkin with short legs and fur with a Sphynx for the hairless characteristic where fur can occur on the extremities. He also used Devon Rex and Burmese in his breeding program. The first cat that met his goal was born in July, 2000. And by early 2005 about 50 cats meeting the Minskin vision existed. The Minskin is currently in TICA’s program that monitors the development of new breeds. Personality The outgoing Minskin is an affectionate cat that loves the company of people, especially children and it gets along well with other cats and dogs. They are intelligent determined cats that can do everything their larger counterparts can do but sometimes use their intelligence to puzzle out a new route to the same end. These friendly little cats are very playful and will entertain you with their athletic antics as they speed around your house like a radio-controlled miniature race car. Traits The dense fur points feel like cashmere but have a satin-like sheen. The coat on the body is sparse and the body feels very warm to the touch. There is very little shedding of the coat. It comes in all colors and patterns. They have a semi-cobby body with a stocky appearance that is low to the ground because of the short legs. They have a rounded head with large ears and large round eyes in a face with a sweet expression.
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The Minskin is a breed of cat derived from crossing the Munchkin with the Sphynx. In 1998 Paul McSorley began the development of the Minskin in Boston, Massachusetts. Just as the Siamese has color restricted to the points/extremities, Paul McSorley envisioned a cat with short legs and fur restricted to the points (fur-points). To accomplish his goal, he crossed his already established Munchkin cats with short legs and fur, with ‘fuzzy’ Sphynx for the hairless characteristic where fur can occur on the extremities, making for a healthier immune system. He also used his International Award Winning Burmese cats and Devon Rex in the development of his Minskin breeding program. The first cat that met his goal was “TRT I Am Minskin Hear Me Roar” ‘Rory’ was born in July, 2000. By early 2005 about 50 cats meeting the Minskin vision existed and were registered by The International Cat Association. In 2008 the Minskin became recognized as a Preliminary New Breed and is currently in TICA’s program that monitors the development of new breeds.
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General Description The Minskin is a new breed of cat with short legs and fur points-that is fur on the face, ears, nose, legs and tail. The body skin may have sparse hair covering but the belly is always hairless. These engaging short-statured cats have all the agility of any other cat however sometimes they different paths to the top of the refrigerator instead of a single leap! History 1998 saw Paul McSorley begin the development of the Minskin in Boston, Massachusetts. Just as the Siamese has color restricted to the points (or extremities), Paul McSorley envisioned a cat with short legs and fur restricted to the points. To accomplish his goal, he crossed a Munchkin with short legs and fur with a Sphynx for the hairless characteristic where fur can occur on the extremities. He also used Devon Rex and Burmese in his breeding program. The first cat that met his goal was born in July, 2000. And by early 2005 about 50 cats meeting the Minskin vision existed. The Minskin is currently in TICA’s program that monitors the development of new breeds. Personality The outgoing Minskin is an affectionate cat that loves the company of people, especially children and it gets along well with other cats and dogs. They are intelligent determined cats that can do everything their larger counterparts can do but sometimes use their intelligence to puzzle out a new route to the same end. These friendly little cats are very playful and will entertain you with their athletic antics as they speed around your house like a radio-controlled miniature race car. Traits The dense fur points feel like cashmere but have a satin-like sheen. The coat on the body is sparse and the body feels very warm to the touch. There is very little shedding of the coat. It comes in all colors and patterns. They have a semi-cobby body with a stocky appearance that is low to the ground because of the short legs. They have a rounded head with large ears and large round eyes in a face with a sweet expression.
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Outgoing and playful, this feline sweetie loves people and enjoys being handled. Expect it to love being in a lap. Like any other cat, the Minskin is active and enjoys high places. It might be vertically challenged when it comes to height, but it can still climb with the best of them. The Minskin is everyone’s friend and gets along well with dogs, other cats and children. This cat carries its share of the feline hunting gene and likes toys it can chase, especially if feathers are involved. One of the best things about the Minskin is that it’s warm to the touch, making it a pleasure to cuddle with on a cold night.

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