Dog Breed Info Center(R) DBIC

Sphynx (hairless cat)

Information and Pictures

Cyrus the Sphynx Cat is sitting in a cat bed and looking up at the ceiling

"Cyrus is a 4-year-old Sphynx kitty who loves his people and his K9 siblings. He is very energetic and loves to play. However, this boy loves nothing more than to snuggle and be loved and talked to."

Description

The Sphynx is slender, lightly muscular and large, with wide eyes and ears.

Coat

It has suede-like areas of short hairs.

Colors and Patterns

The suede-like areas do reveal colors, which can be any color. The eyes are gold, green or hazel.

Temperament

Sociable and affectionate.

Height, Weight

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Health Problems

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Living Conditions

This breed should be kept indoors.

Grooming

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Origin

Canada. This hairless mutation is said to have been kept by the ancient Aztecs.  

Outcross Breeds

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Recognition

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Two Sphynx Hairless Cats are sitting on a white backdrop and looking up and to the left

Sphynx hairless cats, photo courtesy of Sara at Alien Encounter Cattery, Sacramento, California

Cyrus the Sphynx cat is wearing a blue t-shirt and sitting on a countertop in front of a coffee pot, hanging wine glasses and white cabinets with a TV in the corner

Cyrus the Sphynx kitty at 4 years old

Cyrus the Sphynx cat is standing in front of a kitchen sink on top of a gray counter and looking up and to the left

Cyrus the Sphynx kitty at 4 years old

Fergie the hairless Sphynx cat is pawing at a plant on a tiled floor

Fergie the hairless Sphynx cat at 5 years old-"Fergie is my 5-year-old baby Sphynx and the love of my families life! Everyone who meets her falls in love and she's earned the nickname "friendly Ferg's"! She loves to cuddle, play and is super smart. She taught herself to open cabinet doors to hide inside or pull out plastic bags which she likes sitting in lol! I have severe animal allergies and asthma, but as long as I bathe her once in a while and keep an air purifier going I'm ok. Anyone considering getting a Sphynx should know they're the coolest little loveable creatures ever and you'll be SO happy you chose this breed. :)"

Fergie the hairless Sphynx cat is crouching on a tiled floor and looking towards the camera holder

Fergie the hairless Sphynx cat at 5 years old

Storm and Tierra the hairless Sphynx Cats are cuddled together on a couch and looking towards the camera holder

The blue cat is Storm and the black one is Tierra, photo courtesy of Ashlea Shoemaker. See more of Storm and Tierra at Those Amazing Cats Page 4

Storm the hairless Sphynx cat is laying on a scratching post

This is Storm. Photo Courtesy of Ashlea Shoemaker.

Cassy the black hairless Sphynx cat and Gabby the peach hairless Sphynx cat are sleeping together on a bed

Sphynx cats—Cassy is the black cat and Gabby is the peach cat.