7 Cat Breeds with Adorably Short Legs


Munchkins have short, stubby legs caused by a natural genetic mutation. Controversially bred for this trait.

Scottish Fold  

Scottish Folds are known for their folded down ears and relatively short legs compared to body.


Persians have thick, stocky bodies with shortened legs relative to their compact size.

Devon Rex

Wavy coated Devons are petite with noticeably short but proportional legs and bodies.


Japanese Bobtails have bunny-like bobbed tails and shorter back legs compared to front.

Exotic Shorthair

Exotic Shorthairs have the same signature short legs as Persian cats in a shorthaired version.


Newer crossbreed Kinkalows combine the Munchkin and American Curl to have short legs and curled ears.

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