((Different variations of the Minskin
pictured in the slideshow, below)
The Minskin is a relatively new breed of the dwarf cat. They were developed by crossing the Munchkin (Min = minature legs) with the Sphynx (Skin = Sparse hairless coat with fur points on extremities).The Minskin is a relatively new breed of the dwarf cat. They were developed by crossing the Munchkin (Min = minature legs) with the Sphynx (Skin = Sparse hairless coat with fur points on extremeties).
If you are searching for a cat that is unique and loves to be held and sit on your lap your search is over.
Due to their coats being so sparse, they shed minimally and only require grooming once every couple of weeks. However, like most hairless cats, they should be bathed weekly with a mild tear-free cat shampoo. Since their coats have minimal shedding people with allergies tend to be less affected than other cats.
Minskins are very affectionate cats that love just about everyone they meet. Minskins seem to enjoy spending time with their entire family and will make a point of visiting each one throughout the day.
They are definitely lap cats and love to be doted on and pampered. However, they are usually not as demanding as many of the other breeds and are generally quiet cats.The Minskin is a very adaptable breed that fits well into almost any home.
They are an excellent choice for families with children, seniors, apartment dwellers, multi-pet homes (cats & dogs) and single owners. Thy are best suited for homes where they will be kept exclusively inside as they are sensitive to both hot and cold temperatures, and due to their rarity and unusual looks are a target for thieves. They are excellent mousers so should not be trusted around pet mice, hamsters and gerbils. Minskins are also unusual because their bodies are warm to the touch, (like a portable heating pad), which is especially desirable for: people with cold hands or arthritis or anyone that wants to cuddle with a warm furry friend.
Minskin Variations (pictured in slideshow below)
Hairless - No Shed
Downy coated - plush cashmere feel - very soft. Loose curls. No Shed
Furpoint (Formarly Teddy Rex - Short fur). Soft and extremely low shedding
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