Result of the intersection between the Munchkin and LaPerm, races this Pussycat inherits the short legs of the first and second curly coat; It is very energetic, it requires an open space for exercise and gets along well with children and other pets.
What can happen when a man plays God? Well many things. Among them, create new breeds of cats. In the case of Skookum, a small pussycat, short and full of curls legs.
Meet the Pussycat short legs and curly hair
This beautiful and friendly feline is the result of crosses between copies of Munchkin and LaPerm. Of the former, the Skookum got tips short length. The latter, curly fur.
Race, considered experimental by some cat associations emerged in the US in the decade of the 90. The initiative was the breeder Roy Galusha, but then other breeders took the post of the North American country and abroad. Thus, the Skookum reached some parts of Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.
The name of the breed comes from the language of the Chinook, a Native American tribe in the northwestern United States. This means powerful, a good way to compensate for the small size of this charming Pussycat.
Skookum cat emerges from the crossing of Munchkin and LaPerm races. The first, get her short legs: the second, his curly coat.
Physical characteristics of the Skookum
Beyond their short legs – more front than traseras- and its rollers, the Skookum has the following physical characteristics :
- General muscular structure.
- Females weigh between one kilogram and a half and two kilograms — males between two and three.
- Wedge-shaped head.
- Round neck.
- Expressive eyes, walnut-shaped.
- Curly eyebrows and mustaches
- large and pointed ears
- smooth and shiny coat
- The long and plumed tail
- Colors varied (white, black, brown, bicolor, colorpoint, tabby or solid)
In addition, males often have more pronounced than females curls. Anyway, regardless of gender, they are really striking for their fur animals.
A funny and clever cat
The kitties of this breed are affectionate and active animals. Very sociable and intelligent, they love to play and have fun, and usually always ready to jump and climb despite their short limbs.
It also gives them to hide in odd places. Confident and sure of themselves, get along well with other pets and with children. Endowed with great energy and great curiosity, they are always willing to matter when pampering.
Please note all this information when choosing a Skookum, to be sure it’s the type of pet you are looking for. Always remember that these are living beings and not objects that are used and thrown away when you get bored or are not to your liking.
Race care required
Brushing two or three times a week with a soft-bristle brush will suffice to keep the Skookum curly coat in good condition.
Furthermore, being a relatively new breed, they have not yet been detected own health issues. And while many fear spinal problems because of his short legs, so far, it seems to have not detected these drawbacks.
However, to avoid any further disruption of this kind in the future, the cat should exercise every day. If you do not have a yard or garden properly conditioned, maybe you should accustom to walk on a leash.
It ‘s good to know that the short legs which have some cats are due to a form of dwarfism called achondroplasia. And breeders deliberately seek – and the Skookum minions- other breeds are born with this ‘special’ in their limbs. Judge you if you think commendable or condemnable this procedure.