Breeder of third generation Minuet and Minuet Tall cats, the pride of cat lovers, and the kings and queens of the cat world.
Minuets, once known as Napoleons, were originally bred from Munchkin cats and one of the Persian breed (Persians, Himalayans, and exotic short hairs) to create a doll-
Breed: The Minuet cat began as a hybrid breed bred from Munchkins with any member of the Persian breed group. The Persian breed group includes Persians, Himalayans, and Exotic Short hairs. This was, and is still, being done today to expand the gene pool of parent cats who display the best qualities to pass on to future generations of Minuets and to cement desirable traits in new Minuets. Eventually, the breed will reach a point where the Persian breed group will be fazed out and purebred Minuets will come from only Minuets. However, at this point, a Minuet is a true Minuet if it has three generations of only acceptable outcrosses in its pedigree. Those include Minuets, Munchkins, Persians, Himalayans, and Exotic Short hair cats.
For the purpose of brevity, the word Minuets will include both Minuet shorts legs and Minuet Talls.
The Minuet is currently accepted by Cat Fanciers Federation (CFF) and The International Cat Association (TICA) in the United States. They are also recognized in Catz, Inc. in New Zealand and Ancats in Australia. All these organizations have advanced the Minuet breed to championship status, which means the Minuet short can show in championship.
Minuet versus Minuet Tall: A true Minuet comes in two versions: the short-
Temperament: Minuets are sweet, loving, and easy-
Physical traits: The Minuet takes traits from both its parent breeds, the Munchkins and the Persian breed group. It takes its good health from the Munchkin breed and has a strong immune system. Its various array of coat colors and patterns also comes from the Munchkin, as well as its short legs in the dwarf version. Coming from the Persian breed group, the Minuet adopts its luxurious coat texture and dignified look, as well as its rounded facial features and short nose. However, it is a key issue with the Minuet Breeders that they do not create a mini-
The Munchkin background created a manageable coat for the Minuet, which is different than the high maintenance of the Persian cat. That means the long-
The key to the standard for Minuet traits is being round. The Minuet should appear round from every angle, starting with its head. It should have a round forehead that leads down to round cheeks and chin. The eyes should be large, round, and expressive, and set apart; however, they should not have a bug-
Minuets are considered medium sized cats, and their bones should be medium to heavy. The Minuet should be of sturdy build, with a body that is moderately long and rounded. The back should be straight along the spine; however, the rump of the dwarf version may be slightly raised due to its longer back legs. The Minuet’s tail should be in proportion to the length of its body, reaching to its neck, with a flowing plume.
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