Napoleons are a cross between Munchkins and the Persian Breed Group. (Persian, Himalayan, and Exotic Shorthair.) They very successfully combine the very best qualities of both breeds. Napoleons are a new cat breed which is considered to be "in process," meaning that they have begun the long journey to become a championship breed with the International Cat Association (TICA). They are a "Preliminary New Breed" in TICA
. Napoleon breeders across the country are now working together towards the journey "Championship" status.
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 "traditional" 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 5-9 pounds as adults on average.