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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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
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
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.