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Smallest Cat Breeds

These breeds are for those who want their cats to stay pocket-size forever, like slightly-grown-up kittens!

1 - Singapura

A Singapura Cat with beautiful green eyes lying down
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

A beautiful Munchkin Cat with incredibly short legs
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 wonderful pointed ear tips
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!

An American Curl cat with incredible back curled ears and green eyes
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 beautiful blue eyes
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 with an incredible black and white long coat
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 rather unusual looking dwelf cat
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.

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Arlette, 25 April 2020

I would like information on adopting a Wiindrunner Cattery muchkin.

Shirley, 24 April 2020

Won’t small cat someone to love and be with me can take care of

Kathy, 30 March 2020

I really like to love a little cat I am partly disabled and can't handle a larger cat would love a small one to cuddle with I could take care of a small cat. If anybody knows a little cat that would love a home I'd love to give it one.

Flyfysher, 21 December 2019

The Toybob is the smallest cat breed. It is neither a dwarf cat nor a Siamese although it comes in seal point.

Ann, 28 October 2019

I have 3 rescued kitties. They were left to fend for themselves. What is interesting about these kittens, is that they are noticeable breeds. The first was found wedged in the wall of an abandoned building. She turned out to be a "rumpie" Manx, the kind allowed in cat shows. She has grown into a beauty. 6 weeks later, my brother, (the actual rescuer), found a kitten running happily around an old trailer, and he was a combination of exotic & funny looking. The vet was excited because he's a Devon Rex. The latest rescue is a kitten/tiny cat, dumped in the parking lot of the apt blding. Another unusual cat, a "stumpie" Manx. My point is, you don't need to buy, just keep your eyes open for a while.