What is a Napoleon cat?
The Napoleon was created by Joe Smith in 2002 by mating the Munchkin with and the Persian/Exotic including the Himalayan (Colourpoint) Persian.
The Napoleon has traits from both breeds giving it a very unique appearance. The Napoleon is a short legged feline with a round head, round eyes and a colourful coat either long like a Persian or short like an Exotic.
A pure bred Napoleon is 75% Persian/Exotic and 25% Munchkin. It doesn’t have a snub nose like a Persian or walnut eyes like a Munchkin.
A Munchkin also has short legs but its resemblance is more like that of a domestic cat whereas the Persian is known for its extreme facial features. The Napoleon has a unique look and isn’t a Persian with short legs or a round faced munchkin but instead has a unique look originating from both breeds.
Napoleons can be long or short haired and are of a medium size. They can also come in a hole host of colours and shadings including lilacs, chocolate, minks and smokes.
Their short legs is not a dominant trait and the same litter can have both short legged kittens as well as legs of a normal length. Both are considered to be desirable although purchasing a short legged Napoleon is more expensive than those kittens of a more normal stature.
What makes the Napoleon unique and popular is their doll face, beautiful silky coat in some many different colours, round eyes, face and sweet disposition.
The short legs of the Napoleon do not cause health problems or hamper their mobility.
Napoleons have very few health problems. Short haired Napoleons should be brushed once a week whereas long haired Napoleons should be combed out twice weekly.
See video below of a Napoleon Cat
A connoisseur of cats will admire the Napoleon for its new unique appearance.
Napoleons have been accepted by TICA as of 2005.
http://napoleonkitten.com/ specializes in the Napoleon breeder if just curious or window shopping for a new kitten.