About Us

We are a small budding cattery in Mandan, ND. Our goal is to breed healthy kittens with great personalities and the sexy, exotic Savannah look on a Munchkin body. Our cats and kittens are raised and socialized in our home with us and our other pets. All our cats were chosen for the special quality they bring to our new breeding program. One great side effect of our breeding program is getting two breeds of kittens in the same litter. Some will be tall and regal, like the Savannah, and some have a short stature, like the Munchkin. Our goal is to some day be accepted into The International Cat Association (TICA). This will take lots of work and may take up to 10 years. So we have a ways to go.

At this time, ALL kittens/cats will be sold with a pet spay/neuter contract.


Kittens



Queens

ITSY BITSY

Itzy Bitzy is one of Mitzy's kittens from a prior litter. She weighs 5 lbs and is 7 inches tall. She was a great addition to our Munchkin family. This is her first litter and I am very happy with the color and size she is putting on her babies.


MITSY

Mitzy weighs 7 lbs and is 7 inches tall. She was our first Munchkin and is now 11 years old. She has given us 5 litters of kittens with the last one being her first litter of Savannahkins.


FANCY LITTLE THING

Fancy Little Thing is our first Savannahkin to be a queen. I will keep her to add to our breeding program. She has the beautiful, exotic look we are hoping to capture. She has very nice markings, short legs, black nose, deep tear stains and ear spots. I'm really excited for her but it will be awhile before she has any litters.



Studs

BIGFOOT

Bigfoot is a gorgeous silver spotted Tabby that weighed 17 lbs when he was only 1 year old. Now with 2 litters born so far, he has proven that he can add great color and personality to his babies. As a loyal dog lover, I can attest that the Savannah exhibits a lot of dog like qualities and loyalty. I have found myself drawn to him with all his charm and uniqueness.



Savannahkin

Savannahkins are a brand new breed of cat. We are a bit biased and fall into the rebel category, as we have come to learn. Some thought it couldn't be done, some thought it shouldn't be done, but we are learning to color outside the lines.

A Savannahkin is a cross of a Munchkin cat with a Savannah cat. The standard we are breeding for is a short stature cat, like the Munchkin, with the wild, exotic look of the Savannah.

Savannahkins can be described as a playful, intelligent, outgoing, people oriented cat with a sweet nature that loves to be handled. The short legs are caused by a naturally occurring genetic mutation in Munchkins that showed up in 1991.

You need a good sense of humor because Savannahkins will put you to the test. With their ferret like movements, a stairway will turn them into a slinky. They cut corners like no cat with long legs, they don't need to duck when running under furniture, and don't let those short legs fool you, you'll find them in the highest of spots.

Savannahkins get along great with other pets and children, and need a regular cat diet unless otherwise specified by your veterinarian.

The Savannahkin breed does not have any associated health issues. However, as the breed progresses, more health information will be known. Also, we will ferret out what traits Savannahkins take from the Munchkin and Savannah breeds.

Due to the cross between a Munchkin cat and a Savannah cat, it is normal to get kittens showing the short legs trait and the long legs trait in the same litter. The short legs will be considered standard and long legs non-standard.

More information on traits can be found in the "Savannah Stud" and "Munchkin Queens" sections. Not all traits will show up on every kitten but we will breed for the best traits of each.

Savannahkins are very vocal and use chirping to communicate, and yes they still meow.

This new cross brought with it the wild, exotic, sexy appearance that the Munchkin lacked.

While searching for the cat that's right for you, investigate the Munchkin and Savannah breeds. It may be that the Savannahkin is exactly what you're looking for.


Munchkin

Munchkins are a fairly new breed of cat characterized by its very short legs. It was introduced in the 1980s and recognized by The International Cat Association (TICA) in 1995. The Munchkin is a small to medium size cat. The front legs are very short with the hind legs slightly longer, giving it a jacked up appearance. The shortness of their legs does not seem to interfere with running, jumping and climbing. The Munchkin is generally a sweet natured, playful, people oriented, outgoing, intelligent cat. Munchkins are very verbal and use chirping to communicate. And yes they do meow!

Savannah

The Savannah is a cross of an African Serval with a domestic cat. It is the largest domestic cat today. They made their debut in 2001 when it was accepted into The International Cat Association (TICA). There are only 80 breeders world wide.

Savannahs are more social than typical domestic cats and have often been compared to dogs for their loyalty. Highly energetic, they should be kept occupied or they will create their own fun. They do well as a companion pet. They're very interactive and need plenty of time with its human. If you don't have much pet time a Savannah may not be the right breed for you. They enjoy going for walks and adapt well to a cat harness.

In the wild the Serval hunts in water. The Savannah for the most part likes playing in water more than your average cat but, like most cats, doesn't like being told what to do. So a dunking in the tub may not fair well for you. If they enjoy water they will come to play in it on their own.

Size is not the only quality that sets the Savannah apart. They should be tall. long, lean, and elegant in appearance. Their ears should be tall and upstanding. It's the proportions that make a Savannah appear exotic. Simply being large is not enough. Savannahs typically take 3 years to mature, with most growth in the first year. Savannahs typically get along great with other pets and children. But as with all wild to domestic crosses, they still carry their wild traits and caution should be taken when around small children.


Exotic Savannahkins | Mandan, North Dakota | (701) 425-8302
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