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ABOUT SPHYNX

A brief overview of the Sphynx’s history

The Sphynx is the oldest of the World's three hairless breeds of cats. The origin of the Sphynx can be traced to Toronto, Canada in the early 1960s. The original Sphynx was a spontaneous mutation, born of Domestic parents. This female kitten was introduced to a breeding program & the Sphynx breed began there. The Sphynx progressed from there to the Netherlands & thus around the World. The Sphynx is a medium sized cat with a rounded belly, sturdy boning, & good musculature. The ears are very large, giving them a fly-away bat like look. The legs are long, ending in toes that are long & agile & paw pads that are thicker than usual often giving them the appearance of walking on air. The skin is wrinkled, chamois-like, & very warm to the touch. The lack of hair allows the true body temperature of the cat to be felt without the usual fur-coat insulation. Sphynx come in most colours, including pointed. The skin is coloured as if tattooed. Most Sphynx do have a very fine down, almost imperceptible to the eye, covering their bodies & many have very short, very soft down on their muzzle & extremities. The Sphynx eat a bit more than most cats because their metabolism is high to maintain body heat. They are not finicky eaters & will do well on most premium cat foods. They require very little grooming. A weekly bath in a mild shampoo & a daily wipe down with a rag or baby wipe is about all that is needed to keep a very clean Sphynx. The need to bathe arises from the body oils that have no hair to absorb them. The ears need to be cleaned weekly with a q-tip, & the nails need to be wiped weekly with a rag or baby wipe, due to the same oily secretions. The Sphynx are adaptable to most households, most pets & most climates as long as affection, consideration & indoor care are provided. They are generally healthy & happy as long as their needs are met in a reasonable manner. It is often rumoured that they cannot live in a cold climate which is untrue. They originated in Canada; they just must be kept indoors. It is also rumoured that the Sphynx is non-allergenic. Unfortunately, this is also not true. The Sphynx will not cause allergies in those that are allergic to hair, but may still cause problems if the allergy is to dander (protein in all cats' saliva). A brief description of SPHYNX appearance and personality The Sphynx are a very affectionate and people orientated cat. They love company and can be quite mischievous. Sphynx are intelligent and resourceful. The Sphynx is very unusual in appearance & sometimes people are taken off guard by their lack of hair. They are certainly not a typical cat by any means & make many friends through their unusual looks & outgoing personalities. It is rumoured that if you ever hold just one you'll forever want to hold another. It is possible that this rumour is the truest of all. If you are looking for a breed of cat that has personality plus, intelligence and dog like devotion, then the Sphynx is for you.
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ABOUT SPHYNX

A brief overview of the Sphynx’s history

The Sphynx is the oldest of the World's three hairless breeds of cats. The origin of the Sphynx can be traced to Toronto, Canada in the early 1960s. The original Sphynx was a spontaneous mutation, born of Domestic parents. This female kitten was introduced to a breeding program & the Sphynx breed began there. The Sphynx progressed from there to the Netherlands & thus around the World. The Sphynx is a medium sized cat with a rounded belly, sturdy boning, & good musculature. The ears are very large, giving them a fly-away bat like look. The legs are long, ending in toes that are long & agile & paw pads that are thicker than usual often giving them the appearance of walking on air. The skin is wrinkled, chamois-like, & very warm to the touch. The lack of hair allows the true body temperature of the cat to be felt without the usual fur-coat insulation. Sphynx come in most colours, including pointed. The skin is coloured as if tattooed. Most Sphynx do have a very fine down, almost imperceptible to the eye, covering their bodies & many have very short, very soft down on their muzzle & extremities. The Sphynx eat a bit more than most cats because their metabolism is high to maintain body heat. They are not finicky eaters & will do well on most premium cat foods. They require very little grooming. A weekly bath in a mild shampoo & a daily wipe down with a rag or baby wipe is about all that is needed to keep a very clean Sphynx. The need to bathe arises from the body oils that have no hair to absorb them. The ears need to be cleaned weekly with a q-tip, & the nails need to be wiped weekly with a rag or baby wipe, due to the same oily secretions. The Sphynx are adaptable to most households, most pets & most climates as long as affection, consideration & indoor care are provided. They are generally healthy & happy as long as their needs are met in a reasonable manner. It is often rumoured that they cannot live in a cold climate which is untrue. They originated in Canada; they just must be kept indoors. It is also rumoured that the Sphynx is non-allergenic. Unfortunately, this is also not true. The Sphynx will not cause allergies in those that are allergic to hair, but may still cause problems if the allergy is to dander (protein in all cats' saliva). A brief description of SPHYNX appearance and personality The Sphynx are a very affectionate and people orientated cat. They love company and can be quite mischievous. Sphynx are intelligent and resourceful. The Sphynx is very unusual in appearance & sometimes people are taken off guard by their lack of hair. They are certainly not a typical cat by any means & make many friends through their unusual looks & outgoing personalities. It is rumoured that if you ever hold just one you'll forever want to hold another. It is possible that this rumour is the truest of all. If you are looking for a breed of cat that has personality plus, intelligence and dog like devotion, then the Sphynx is for you.