Napoleon Longhair cat resting.

Napoleon Longhair Cat Breed

This short, round cat has a luxurious fur coat and is gentle, very affectionate, and well-suited for family life.

A sturdy, low-to-the-ground cat, the Napoleon longhair is a hybrid specially bred to combine the very short legs of the Munchkin with the luxuriant fur of the Persian, including versions with a colorpointed coat. There is also a shorthaired variant of the Napoleon.

This breed is very active, despite its short stature, and it has plenty of character. The Persian influence has ensured that the Napoleon likes spending time as a lap cat, too, and it loves to be made a fuss of, although it is not overly demanding.

This breed has the gentleness of a Persian and the energy and curiosity of a Munchkin.

Origin: US, 1990s

Breed registries: TICA

Weight range: 7–17lb (3–7.5kg)

Grooming: Daily

Colors and patterns: All colors, shades, and patterns, including colorpoint.