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Sphynx

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Breed Information
Popularity (2014) #8
Name Sphynx
Other names Canadian Hairless, Canadian Sphynx
Origin Canada
Size Medium
Coat HairlessBaldSuede-like
Lap Cat Yes
Life span 12-14 years
Temperament LoyalInquisitiveFriendlyQuietGentle
Weight Male: 8 - 12 poundsFemale: 6 - 9 pounds
Colors WhiteBlackBlueRedCreamChocolateLavender
Kitten Price Average $1300 - $1600 USD
Breed Characteristics
Adaptability 5 stars
Affection Level 5 stars
Child Friendly 4 starsGood With Others: It is usually good with everyone and can be very affectionate towards them.
Dog Friendly 5 stars
Energy Level 3 stars
Grooming 1 starsLow Maintenance: Occasional grooming is advised to keep its coat in good shape. Though we see cats regularly lick their coats to clean themselves, some regular grooming can be good; it removes hair, prevents matting, and stimulates circulation. Frequency should be every few weeks.
Health Issues 1 starsGenerally Healthy: It doesn't have as many known illnesses and conditions as other cats. Best for owners who do not want to worry about long-term medical costs.Hypoallergenic: Yes
Intelligence 5 stars
Shedding 1 starsMinimal Shedding: Very little to no shedding occurs for this cat breed. These type of cats typically produce little to no dander and are hypoallergenic.
Social Needs 5 stars
Stranger Friendly 5 stars
Vocalization 5 starsFrequent Vocalization: It is known to be vocal. Owners might be concerned for excessive and undesirable crying or meowing, especially at night.
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Kitten Names
Rank Male Female
01 Cassidy Mittens
02 Tigger Angel
03 Blade Amanda
04 Coco Zoey
05 Whiskers Sushi
06 Lucky Emma
07 Felix Molly
08 Aaron Kitkat
09 Smudge Alice
10 Loki Gracie
Overview

The Sphynx is one of the most unusual and rare of all domestic feline breeds. Its most distinguishing characteristic is that it appears to be entirely hairless. However, most Sphynx do have some degree of short, sparse downy fur that is most noticeable on the ears, muzzle, tail, feet and scrotum. When present, even this fur is barely perceptible to the human eye or to the human touch. The fine fur tends to be more visible on young kittens and then thins or disappears with age. The markings and coloration are highly unique to each Sphynx cat, with color depending entirely upon the pigmentation of its skin. All of the usual domestic cat colors and coat patterns can be found in the Sphynx. The texture of the cat’s skin – which has been said to resemble the fuzz of a peach - feels like soft chamois leather or suede and usually is noticeably warm to the touch. Whiskers and eyebrows may or may not be present, and when present they may be either whole or broken. Kittens are more uniformly wrinkled than are adults, but mature Sphynx should retain some wrinkling, especially around their shoulders and neck.

The hairless Sphynx is muscular with broad ears and a wide-eyed, friendly expression. This sweet-natured, lively cat is inquisitive and loves being the center of attention. A devoted, affectionate feline, the Sphynx follows her human companions everywhere, purring with delight. This breed does not do well when left alone all day. The Sphynx is a healthy, hardy cat.

Children & Other Pets
The active and social Sphynx is a perfect choice for families with children and cat-friendly dogs. He learns tricks easily and loves the attention he receives from children who treat him politely and with respect. He lives peacefully with dogs and other cats. Always introduce pets slowly and in controlled circumstances to ensure that they learn to get along together.
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