Sphynx Cat

By on June 28, 2013

Sphynx is the most popular hairless and wrinkled skin cat that is slender, lightly muscular and large with wide eyes and ears.

Quick facts

Cat type: Crossbreed originated in Canada

Weight:Around 9-16 pounds

Height:Medium sized cat but nicely muscled

Color:Chocolate, Seal, Lilac, Blue, Red, Cream, Fawn, Cinnamon

Coat: It has a bald, short and suede like coat.

Lifespan:8-12 years

Ideal companion for:

  • Sphynx CatFamilies with children
  • Singles with other pets
  • Experienced cat owners
  • Affectionate
  • Agile
  • Easy going
  • Intelligent
  • Sociable
  • Activeness
  • Playfulness
  • Attention seeking
  • Good with children
  • Good with other pets

Breed’s Temperament

Breed’s character

It is a lively kitten and likes to spend hours in playing and show to its owner in a cute and roguish fashion. Absolutely they admire human attention and also claima lot of it. They are adorable and verycharming and are fun to be around. They can easily mingle with kids and also other domestic animals. They are well-known for their big personalities and also faithfulness to the owners.

Breed’s standards

  • Head: Heart-shaped head with much narrower chin than forehead
  • Ears:Larger ears compared to their face size
  • Eyes: Oval shaped eyes and the color of the eyes depends on the color of their coat, green and hazel are also the accepted eye colors.
  • Hair:Coat comes in wide variety of colors

Breed’s grooming

As a sphynx cat owner, you don’t need to spend any time to groom the cat but it needs weekly bath. As the cat skin becomes oily, it should be bathed every week to prevent the clogged pored. It needs regular nail trimming, ear and eye cleaning and also proper dental care.

Breed’s health

Generally speaking, Sphynx is a healthy cat, but it may develop certain health conditions like hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which is the common form heart disease in cats and neurological disease, which affects muscle functioning.

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