The Real Minuet Breeders
A website dedicated to preventing Minuet (Napoleon) lovers from being scammed by fraudulent websites claiming to be real Minuet (Napoleon) catteries.
Versions of Minuets (Napoleons)
Twins from the same litter. A good example of the two versions of Minuets (Napoleons), nonstandard on the left and standard on the right. They are virtually identical in face but have two different leg lengths. This pair are short hair Minuets (Napoleons). Courtesy of Bluebonnet Munchkins.
Let’s begin with a little introduction on these beautiful cats. The Minuet (also called Napoleon) is often described as a doll-
It should also be mentioned that Minuets (Napoleons) can have short or long hair.
I cannot stress enough that there are only two leg lengths of the Minuet (Napoleon) breed, standard and nonstandard. Anyone telling you differently is lying to you.
(Right) A single litter can produce both standard (short leg) and nonstandard (long leg) kittens. It is simply a matter of genetics that determines which kitten gets the short gene and the other a long gene. In some instances, depending on genetics and the parents, a litter can produce both long haired and short haired kittens, as in the picture to the right. The kitten on the left is a long haired standard and the kitten on the right is a short haired nonstandard. Both came from the same litter.
Tiny Lions Milo and Tiny Lions Mizzy (courtesy of Tiny Lions).
Minuets (Napoleons) are adorable no matter their leg length or coat length. They are also more than just a pretty face. They are intelligent cats that have a strong sense of family. They are very people-
Note: A Minuet/Napoleon is only authentic if it was bred from a Munchkin to one of the Persian breed group (Persian, Himalayan, and Exotic Shorthair); or a Minuet (Napoleon) to one of the previous, or a Minuet (Napoleon) to a Minuet (Napoleon). Anyone presenting a kitten from a parentage different than those breeds just mentioned, such as a British Shorthair or other breed that mimics similar Persian features, is not selling a Minuet (Napoleon). CHECK PEDIGREES! A kitten that is not bred from the correct foundation breeds will not be able to register as a Minuet (Napoleon) in any cat association, no matter what that breeder says to the contrary.