These breeds are for those who want their cats to stay pocket-size forever, like slightly-grown-up kittens!
1 - Singapura
A Singapura cat - the smallest of the lot
This is the smallest breed, weighing just 4-5lb. Pocket-sized but muscular, they are agile and mischievous.
2 - Munchkin
The Munchkin cat packs lots of energy into those short legs
This breed carries a gene mutation that gives it short legs. In spite of this, Munchkins are still agile and are fast runners. Don’t expect them to jump very high, though!
3 & 4 - Cornish Rex and Devon Rex
A Devon Rex cat showing off its thoroughly royal good looks
If it’s small hypoallergenic breeds you’re looking for, these are the ones!
5 - American Curl
An American Curl cat with striking back curled ears and green eyes
Not tiny, but smaller than average, generally weighing in at 11Ib or less. The gene pool is diverse, though, and larger individuals are not uncommon.
6 - Siamese
A lovely Siamese cat with those famous blue eyes
Not pocket-sized, but very slim, lithe and light. Usually weigh less than 11Ib
7 - Balinese
A Balinese cat taking time out... better get off the road, though!
As light and agile as the previous breed in the list – not surprising given that they are, essentially, a longhaired Siamese.
8 - The Dwelf
The Dwelf cat - fresh from Middle Earth!
This cat is so ‘new’ hat it is not yet formally recognised as a breed. It combines the short legs of the Munchkin, the curled ears of the American Curl and the hairless body of the Sphynx cat. The name is a Tolkien-esque mixture of Dwarf and Elf.
Ron, 30 January 2022
Actually the Toybob is the smallest domestic cat breed. It looks like a traditional Siamese (unrelated but with a bob tail). They aren't as vocal as Siamese cats. Extremely affectionate and terrific companions. Weighed my three Toybobs this morning. I do so infrequently. They are all adults and are fully grown now. Cosmos is the youngest and was born in June of 2020. Vlad, 5 lbs., 2 ozs. Elsie, 4 lbs., 6 ozs. Cosmos, 3 lbs., 14 ozs.