Minskin Breed History

About

The Minskin is a new breed of cat developed in Boston by Paul McSorley beginning in 1998. His vision was to develop a short-legged cat with fur restricted to the extremities as a variation on the color pointing seen in breeds like the Siamese. McSorley crossed a Munchin with a Sphynx, and also used a Devon Rex and a Burmese as he worked to perfect the breed. The first cat to meet McSorley’s boals was born in July 2000. By 2005, some 50 Minskin specimens existed. Currently, the development of the breed is being monitored by The International Cat Association

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Outgoing and affectionate, the Minskin like the company of its humans, and is especially good with children and other pets.

Breed Traits

The Minskin has very short legs, but they retain the same level of agility as any other active breed. Although a Minskin may have to be more inventive about finding a way to get to the topmost cabinet in the house, they always seem to figure it out! Outgoing and affectionate, the Minskin like the company of its humans, and is especially good with children and other pets. Intelligent, with a decidedly determined air, the Minskin is a friendly and entertaining companion. They adapt unusually well to new surroundings, quickly making themselves at home and thriving. They have an endearing eagerness to please, and communicate their needs well. They are not loud, but they easily make themselves understood.

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