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The munchkin cat's 1991 debut was met with much scorn and protest by many who thought the breed was suffering due to its notably short and stubby legs.
Short-legged cats aren't a new breed; documented as early as the 1930s, cats with considerably shorter legs were written about in England, although these cats appeared to disappear during World War II when many dog and cat breeds took a toll in numbers. Russians dubbed another short-legged cat as the "Stalingrad Kangaroo Cat" in the 1950s. The cat often sat on its haunches, hence the name. The munchkin breed came about by accident in the 1980s, when Louisiana school teacher Sandra Hochenedel found two short-legged, pregnant cats hiding under her car. She kept one of the cats and named her Blackberry. Half of Blackberry's kittens were born with short legs, one of which was given to Kay LaFrance, a friend of Hochenedel's, and named Toulouse. It has been determined that the official "munchkin" breed—named after characters from the Wizard of Oz—can credit its lineage to Blackberry and Toulouse. Hochenedel and LaFrance appealed to The International Cat Association (TICA) for help to determine if they had a new cat breed on hand. After conducting genetic testing on the cats, it was determined that their shorter legs did not appear to present any spinal issues typically found in short-legged dog breeds. Despite the controversy, there has been no evidence of health issues due to the cat's short stature.
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