The Skookum cat was created by Roy Galusha in the 1990’s by crossing the Munchkin with the LaPerm in the United States.
The Skookum is recognized as an experimental breed by most European registries as well as the Dwarf Association in New Zealand. It has also been recognized by TICA as an experimental breed although the name has not yet been accepted.
The name Skookum originates with the Native American Chinook language meaning strong, great and powerful.
From the Munchkin the Skookum has its short legs while from the LaPerm the Skookum has inherited its curly, wavy fur.
The Skookum’s face shows no extremities apart from its large walnut shaped eyes, long curled whiskers and eyebrows.
The body shape of the Skookum is of a moderate type. A typical male Skookum will weigh 5-7 pounds while the female Skookum counterpart will weigh 3-5 pounds.
The Skookum is considered to be one of the smallest cat breeds. The short haired Skookum requires little grooming while the longer haired Skookum will require regular weekly comb throughs. The Skookum comes in many colours and patterns.
The Skookum is known to be playful, dun-loving and an athletic jumper. They are confident self-assured and known to be good at hiding themselves away in obscure hiding places.
Shows & Competitions
In Australia the Skookum has been accepted as a show cat to take part in competitions and the first Skookum champion was Double Grand Champion Shortland BC Little Miss Moppet, bred by Twink McCabe and owned by David Richardson and Christine Brelsford, whose title was won in Australias only national cat registry, the WNCA.
The Skookum doesn’t appear to have any health problems that a prospective buyer needs to be concerned about, but as with all pets you are spending large amounts of money to acquire it is best to receive a certificate of health from the breeder and have the condition and health of your new pet evaluated by your vet within 72 hours of your purchase.
Skookums For Sale – Breeders
Are you interested in buying a Skookum?
We will be expanding this section to include typical costs and prices so you know how much you can expect to pay.
We are also intersted in listing reputable breeders so do get in contact with us if you breed Skookums and we will list you for free below.
I have found this breeder of the Skookum with pictures and prices Skookum http://www.www.laperm.com/NewArrivalsNew.html. or the Dutch breeder http://corderosgatos.webs.com/kittenscubs.htm.
Do you own a Skookum? – We would love to publish your pictures and videos – just email any photos you have and that you don’t mind us using on this website to firstname.lastname@example.org
See below video of Skookum