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Breed Information


2018: #8

2017: #8

Name Sphynx
Other names Canadian Hairless, Canadian Sphynx
Origin Canada
Size Small to Medium




Lap Cat Yes
Life span 12-14 years







Male: 8 - 12 pounds

Female: 6 - 9 pounds









Kitten Prices

Average $1800 - $3000 USD

Sphynx cats are considered as one of the most expensive cat breeds in the world. Normal pedigree Sphynx cats cost from $1500 to $3000. Such cats are over 95% purebred and come from lesser-known breeders. Purchasing a quality breeder can rage in cost from $3500-$6000 (per cat). In case of highly rare Sphynx cats, the price can go up to $10000.

Breed Characteristics


5 stars

Affection Level

5 stars

Child Friendly

4 stars

Good With Others: It is usually good with everyone and can be very affectionate towards them.

Dog Friendly

5 stars

Energy Level

3 stars


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Low 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

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Hypoallergenic: YesGenerally 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.


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Minimal 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


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Frequent 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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Sphynx Kitten (Kittens, Standing)
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Sphynx Kitten (Kittens, Sitting)
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Sphynx Kitten (Face, Sitting)
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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
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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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