The Munchkin is a small to medium-sized cat, typically weighing anywhere between 4 and 9 pounds (males being slightly larger than females).
Their coat can be short and plush or medium-long and silky, and all coat colours and patterns are allowed.
The most prominent character of Munchkin kitties are their unbelievably short and stumpy legs. Because of this, their bodies appear disproportionately elongated, hence their loving nickname of "Sausage Cats."
Their hind legs are often slightly longer than their front legs, giving them a discrete rise from the shoulder to the rump. Their legs can be slightly bowed, but excessive bowing and cow-hocking are not typically seen in Munchkins.