Munchkin Cat Lifespan, Size, and Weight

How long do munchkin cats live? How big do munchkin cats get?  Learn about the Munchkin Cat lifespan, size, and weight.

Munchkin Cat Lifespan

Key Facts

  • Similar body type to: Basset hound and Dachshund
  • Female Weight: 5-8 lbs (2-3.5 kg)
  • Male Weight: 6-9 lbs (3-4 kg)
  • Standing Height: 7-8 in (17-20 cm)
  • Growth Rate: Average (mature around 6 months to 1 year)
  • Munchkin Cat Lifespan: 12-14 years


How big do munchkin cats get?  - Size & Weight

Munchkin size ranges from small to medium.  Body type is moderate and the weight range is from 5 to 8 pounds for an adult female, and 6 to 9 pounds (3-4kgs) for the male counterpart.


How big do munchkin cats get?  - Height

Standing at a mere 7 to 8 inches, it is one of the smallest breed of cats in the world. Their growth rate is just about average, arriving at their mature height at 6 months. At one year old, the Munchkin has reached its full size and weight.


How long do munchkin cats live? - Munchkin Cat Lifespan

With a life span on the average of 12 to 14 years, the diminutive breed thrives as long as the average domestic cat.



Being a new breed unlike any other in the domestic cat world, the Munchkin is comparable to known breeds of dogs that resemble it in body style – such as the Bassett Hound or the Dachshund – proportionate head and body size over very short legs.

Munchkin Cats by State

Alabama, AL

Alaska, AK

Arizona, AZ

Arkansas, AR

California, CA

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