Sweet and easy-to-keep, this cat is very gentle, active, and a good jumper, despite having very short legs.
This little-known hybrid dwarf cat is a cross between the short-legged Munchkin and the curly-coated Selkirk Rex. It is sometimes known as the Nanus (meaning “dwarf”) Rex. Still regarded as experimental, the Lambkin Dwarf is rare because it is extremely difficult to breed to type.
In a single litter, some kittens may inherit both the mutant genes that pass on the short stature of one parent and the curly coat of the other, while other kittens may be short-legged and straighthaired, long-legged and straight-haired, or long-legged and curly-haired. These cats are reputed to have the docility of the Rex with a touch of the Munchkin’s impishness.
This is a rare breed because it is difficult to match the breed standard.
Origin: US, 1980s
Breed registries: TICA
Weight range: 5–9lb (2–4kg)
Grooming: 2–3 times a week
Colors and patterns: All colors, shades, and patterns.