Napóleon (menuett macska)
Characteristics of Napoleon (minuet)
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- It is a hybrid between a Munchkin and a Persian cat ;
- The modern name of the breed is the minuet;
- Needs attention and care.
Napoleon is a young experimental cat breed. Its history is connected with the name of the American breeder Joe Smith, who used to breed dogs. In the 1990s, the man became interested in the idea of creating undersized cats that would be different from all their dwarf brothers. He decided to cross a Munchkin and a Persian cat. The process of breeding a hybrid was not easy: often kittens were born with defects and serious health problems. It took a lot of effort to develop a new breed, but in the end, the breeders managed to carry out their plans. And in 2001 it was registered with TICA.
Interestingly, the minuet received its current name only in 2015, before that the breed was known as the “Napoleon”. However, the judges considered this name offensive to France and renamed the breed.
Minuet took the best from his parents: a cute face from Persians and Exotics and short paws from Munchkins. However, this is expressed not only externally, the character of cats is appropriate.
In general, representatives of the breed are quite calm and even phlegmatic – they have this from Persian cats. The minuet will allow itself to be loved and allowed to be stroked. Of course, when he is in the right mood. Cats of this breed are absolutely unobtrusive, independent and independent. True, their independence is reflected only in character. The street as a place of residence for the minuet is absolutely not suitable!
From the Munchkin, the minuet took good nature, playfulness and sociability. Despite a certain Persian pride, representatives of this breed are slightly infantile and childlike. They are absolutely non-confrontational. That is why the minuet is suitable for families with children. Surely the pet will allow the child some pranks, and if he starts playing, the cat will prefer to retire quietly. In communication with dogs , too, should not be a problem. But attention should be paid to the behavior and education of the dog. Due to its physical features, the minuet is limited in defensive techniques.
However, despite the short legs, the minuet is very mobile and active. He will be happy to jump on low sofas and armchairs. But do not allow him to frequent high jumps, as back problems may occur.
Napoleon (minuet) Care
The minuet does not require special care. If the pet has short hair, it should be combed once a week. If the cat is long-haired, then two or three times a week to prevent matting and tangles.
As with Persian cats, it is especially important to monitor the health of your pet’s eyes. Often, discharge can indicate inappropriate nutrition or food allergies.