The Smallest Cat Breeds. Top 10
The difference between large and small breeds of cats is not as noticeable as the difference between the different varieties of dogs. Nevertheless, the size and body mass among domestic cats can vary greatly. There are 11 varieties of cats with an average body and body mass of more than 6 kg, some representatives may reach 15-20 kg, while in the rating of the smallest varieties of cats are entered cat breeds, with average body mass does not exceed 3.1 kg.
10 place. Napoleon a gnome cat breed, got by crossing munchkins (short-legged variety of cats that will also be in the ranking) and Persian cats. The final product was a very fleecy, but short-legged micro-mini cat. The average body weight napoleon is from f 2.3 to 4 kg.
9th place. Bambino (the name from Italian word bambino baby) short paws breed cats without hair, bred in the United States by crossing the shortpaws munchkins and Sphynx. The average body weight of 2.2 to 4 kg.
8th place. Lambkin breed of cats, derived by combining the munchkins and Selkirk Rex breed, characterized by curly hair. Average body mass of Lambkin is from 1.8 to 4 kg.
7th place. Munchkin short-legged breed of cat, the cat's analogue of dachshunds. Munchkin was not removed artificially, they were arose as a result of natural mutation in the 40s of the 20th century. These extremely short-legged and at the same time healthy cats were born in the US, the UK.
6th place. Skookum cat breed, derived by combining munchkins breed and Laperm characterized by long and wavy hair). The average body weight of cats of this breed is from 2.2 to 4 kg.
5th place. Dvelf hairless cat, obtained by crossing Munchkin, Sphynx and American curl. Body weight from 1.8 to 3 kg.
4th place. Singapura cat (Singapore) breed of shorthair cats, leading its origin from stray cats of the city-state of Singapore. In the 70 years the breed was brought to the United States, and in the80s was in Europe, but so far it has not been widespread. Singaporean adult cat weighs an average of upto 2 kilograms, the cat from 2.5 to 3 kilograms.
3rd place. Minskin another hairlessdwarf cat breed, bred in the United States by crossing the munchkins and hairless Sphynx. The average height 19 cm, the average body weight of 1.8 to 2.7 kg.
2nd place. Kinkalou cat variety, bred by crossing munchkins and American Curl. So far the world has only a few dozen representatives of this breed. The average body weight of cats is from 2.2 to 3.1 kg, cat from 1.3 to 2.2 kg.
The smallest breed of domestic cats is Scythian-Toy-Dong. Adults representatives of this breed weighs from 900 grams to 2.5 kg, ie no bigger than three-four-month kitten of normal domestic cat. Cats of this breed have a short but strong, well muscled body and short (3-7 cm), straight or rounded spiral tail. The hind legs are longer than the front.
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