Napoleons are a hybrid breed developed from the Munchkin breed and the Persian breed group. (Persian, Himalayan, and Exotic Shorthair.) They very successfully combine the very best qualities of both breeds. Napoleons are a relatively new cat breed which is recognized at the championship level in several cat associations including Cat Fancier's Federation (CFF,) Catz Inc, Austrailian National Cats Inc (Ancats,) and also The International Cat Association (TICA) although TICA has changed the breed name to Minuet.
Napoleons are a short-legged cats with cobby bodies, round heads, round eyes and a beautiful coat. They can come in any color and pattern. Their fur can be either long like the Persian, or short like the Exotic, though are much more manageable than the average Persian coat. The Napoleon will in essence look like a doll faced or "old fashioned" Persian with the shortened legs of a Munchkin. The short legs are the result of a natural, spontaneous mutation not from human manipulation.
Napoleons are very adept to running and climbing, although jumping is somewhat impaired. They are a small to medium size cat, being 6-10 pounds as adults on average.