At first glance the Minskin cat is an odd-looking little fellow – quite a departure in appearance from the “normal” cats we have grown to embrace as family pets. A hybrid cat breed that is a cross between a Sphynx and a Munchkin cat, the Minskin cat is a relatively new and rare breed. Because of this, finding a Minskin cat to adopt can be quite an extensive search as demand exceeds availability. Created in about 2000, the Minskin cat may look a bit strange at first to most cat-lovers, but their winning personalities are certain to make those fortunate enough to adopt one happy for many years by supplying true affection and loyal companionship.
The Minskin cat is a small feline with a compact body and strong musculature. They generally feature large and beautiful eyes, short legs and a very sparse coat that is accentuated by small areas of fur on their legs, ears, face and tail. One of the great things about Minskin cats is that they come in nearly every conceivable combination of colors possible, so a possibility exists to find the exact color match that is most desirable to a particular owner. An odd fact about the Minskin cat is that they retain their youthful appearance well into adulthood, with many humans mistaking an adult Minskin cat for a young kitten. Also, because of their small stature Minskin cats are ideal for those residing in small homes or apartments.
Minskin cats have an amazingly outgoing and friendly personality and as such get along with just about every living creature, especially humans. Minskin cats thrive on affection and attention and are the perfect cat breed for those searching to adopt a good lap cat. A new home presents no problem for the Minskin cat, as it adapts quickly to new surroundings effortlessly and gets along very well with both other domestic pets as well as with older children. In short, the Minskin cat thrives on any type of friendly interaction with human or other animal and is a tremendously eager to please pet. Minskin cats love to play regularly, and are very good at communicating their needs and wishes to their human companions.
From a general overview, Minskin cats require about the normal amount of grooming help as most other cats. The only difference is that the Minskin needs to be bathed regularly to keep it’s skin clean in order to prevent associated skin issues.