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Perhaps the most bizarre feline globally, the Sphynx cat has a unique hairless look that sets it apart from other cats. But that’s not all. It is a relatively rare and unusual breed of cat and has been described as a hot suede hot water bottle. These cats need special care, but all the time and extra effort you put into taking care of this cat are worth it. Their loving, playful and curious nature makes them a wonderful cat to have around and call your own.

History of The Breed

Although it takes its name from Giza’s ancient Great Sphinx, Sphynx cats are a relatively new breed. There have been several occurrences of these hairless cats born in history. But the Sphynx cat was first recognized in 1966 in Canada when a domestic cat in Toronto gave birth to a hairless kitten. This was considered to be the result of a natural genetic mutation. From there, cats carrying the mutation were bred to give rise to the Sphynx breed. In 1970, the line became extinct due to the belief that the mutation caused health problems and breathing difficulties in cats. But that did not end this race. In a short time, in 1975, a Minnesota cat, named Jezebel, gave birth to a hairless kitten. The kitten was sold to a local breeder who revived the Sphynx breed by broadening and strengthening the genetic heritage. After many years of careful breeding, Sphynx cats are now a varied and genetically healthy breed, although still rare. In 2002, the Cat Fancier’s Association accepted the cat breed for competition in the Championship class.

Physical Characteristics

The most noticeable feature of the Sphynx cat is its lack of hair. Although they are known as “hairless” cats, they have warm peach fur on their bodies, especially on the nose, toes and tail. They may or may not have whiskers and eyebrows, and they have a long, lean body and a rounded abdomen. They also have typically large triangular ears, large legs and a long, slender tail. The skin of a Sphynx cat is wrinkled, and they come in a variety of colors and patterns, including Siamese point patterns. An adult Sphynx cat weighs typically between 8 and 15 pounds, and male cats can be up to 25% larger than their female counterparts.

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