The Hairless Cat / Sphynx Cat Breed Information

BODY
The body is medium length, hard, and muscular with broad rounded chest and full round abdomen. The rump is well-rounded and muscular. Backline rises just behind the shoulder blades to accommodate longer back legs when standing. Boning is medium. The neck is medium in length, rounded, well-muscled, with a slight arch.

HEAD
Modified wedge, slightly longer than it is wide, with prominent cheekbones, a distinctive whisker break, and whisker pads giving a squared appearance to the muzzle. The skull is slightly rounded with a flat plane in front of the ears. The nose is straight, and there is a slight to moderate palpable stop at the bridge of the nose. Prominent, rounded cheekbones which define the eye and form a curve above the whisker break.

EARS
Large to very large. Broad at the base, open and upright. When viewed from the front, the outer base of the ear should begin at the level of the eye, neither low set nor on top of the head. The interior of the ears is naturally without furnishing.

EYES
Large, lemon-shaped, with wide-open center while coming to a definite point on each side. Placement should be at a slight upward angle, aligning with the outer base of the ear. Eyes to be set wide apart with the distance between the eyes being a minimum of one eye width.

LEGS & PAWS
Legs are medium in proportion to the body. They are sturdy and well-muscled with rear legs being slightly longer than the front. Paws are oval with well-knuckled toes; five in front and four behind. The paw pads are thick, giving the appearance of walking on cushions.

TAIL
Slender, flexible, and long while maintaining proportion to body length. Whip-like, tapering to an excellent point.

COAT
The appearance of this cat is one of hairlessness. Short, beautiful hair may be present on the feet, outer edges of the ears and the tail. The bridge of the nose should be normally coated. The remainder of the body can range from entirely hairless to a covering of soft peach-like fuzz whose length does not interfere with the appearance of hairlessness. This coat/skin texture creates a feeling of resistance when stroking the cat. There are usually no whiskers, but if whiskers are present, they are short and sparse.

 

The Sphynx cat or Hairless Cat is a friendly, energetic, and playful pets. They are good with children and other animals, and, despite their appearance, they make warm and adorable cuddle buddies. The Hairless Cat is an acrobatic clown who doesn’t take herself too seriously. He or She loves to entertain and delight their humans and will follow you around the house like a baby. If you are looking to adopt a Sphynx cat, Before you decide to buy your hairless cat companion, make sure you do your research!

These cats are fantastic loving pets and will greet you at the door and sleep on your lap, but they also need much attention and regular grooming, which makes them higher maintenance than most cat breeds.

Sphynx Cat is a medium-sized cat with a striking appearance, identified by hairless, wrinkled skin and large ears. They have a sleek, muscular body that is dense and heavy for her size.

The hairless cat breed is medium sized but amusingly muscled.

The head of a Sphynx is triangular with wide-set eyes and prominent cheekbones. Apart from being hairless, the sphynx’s most significant feature is her large, triangle-shaped ears that resemble those of a bat.

The Sphynx appears to look utterly bald at first glance. A closer look will often reveal an excellent, short coat of hair that gives the skin the feel of fine. It is the hairlessness that primarily marks a sphynx, with color and pattern lying in the pigmentation patterns of the skin. The Colors and markings can vary widely and can come in almost any color or pattern, including solid, tabby or tortoiseshell.


The lifespan of a sphynx cat.

 

many Sphynx has enjoyed a full life into their late teens or twenties. They don’t suffer from any particular health problems. Although, as in any breed, there are unfortunate early deaths.

colors sphynx come in

Sphynx come in all colors and patterns found in the cat world including pointed, mink sepia, tabby, and bi-color.

 

Sphynx Personality and Temperament

Sphynx lovers say living with them is substantially different from having a regular cat. The Sphynx is snuggly and affectionate, always wanting to be close to you. They are an unusually friendly cat who loves attention and touch.

The Sphynx loves having company, so if your schedule (work ) during the day, it’s a good idea to have two, so they can play and sleep together while you are gone. If you have more than one, you may find that they travel in pairs for moral support, especially if they are in a new situation. If you don’t have other friendly animals it can interact with, and you know you’ll be out of the house often, then you should either buy two or get a Sphynx and another, less high-maintenance cat as a companion. If you get both cats as kittens and they grow up together, they will indeed become best friends.

As curious and intelligent as they are energetic, this breed can make her a bit of a handful. For her safety, the sphynx does best as an exclusively indoor cat and generally gets along well with children other pets.

The Sphynx will follow you wherever you go. They are always eager to help with whatever you’re doing. He or she will also be the household greeter, welcoming guests, giving head butts, even jumping on an available shoulder. They will do anything for attention, so you will always be kept laughing by his silly antics. He is fearless, mischievous, and intelligent.

 

How to Care for Sphynx Cat

If you have a Sphynx, be prepared to groom it at least once a week. “What?” you say, “But it’s hairless; why does it need grooming?” Sphynxes groom themselves as often as regular cats, but since they don’t have enough fur to absorb the oil secreted by their skin or their saliva, grooming leaves a sticky, sometimes crusty residue of oil, sweat, and spit on their skin. Think of them in the same way you would think of a baby. It’s hairless, close to the ground, not designed to clean itself, and has unique needs.

Bathing

A Sphynx cat needs a bath at least once a week, and preferably in a medicated pet shampoo like Malaseb to ensure any bacteria is killed during the tub. Most cats of this breed have been acclimated to regular baths by their breeder, which you can see in all the cat videos of hairless kitties happily playing in the tub. However, sometimes a Sphynx will retain its cat instincts and dislike getting wet.

Even with the bathing, your new friend may leave marks on furniture, sheets and your fluffy white towels just out of the drier if they sleep there for any length of time. It is because of their oily sweat glands, which can cause reddish-brown oil to build upon their skin. Regular bathing will help, but it will not keep the cats from sweating, so if you cannot deal with the occasional oily brown sweat stain, this may not be the cat for you.

Ear Cleaning

Sphynxes have no hair in their ear canals, which means dirt and debris collects in their ears more easily. They also produce copious amounts of dark earwax that is quite unsightly and can stain furniture and clothes. This wax will block the ear canal if left uncleaned. Be prepared to clean the gunk out of their ears with a cotton swab and some ear cleaner a couple of times a week. I won’t lie to you; it is quite disgusting. If you are grossed out by the thought, then do not buy a hairless cat.

Nail Clipping

If you choose to trim your cat’s nails, do so directly after its bath when the nails are softer and more comfortable to cut. Make sure only to trim the sharp ends and not the more sensitive pink part of the claws (called the “quick”). You can trim nails with any sharp nail clipper, and make sure to clean your cat’s toes in the bath, as residue can sometimes build up!

Toilet Habits

Lastly, you must be able to love your hairless companion even when: they don’t cover their poop in the kitty litter; their poop smells like the worst thing you have ever felt, and now you have visitors at the door; they have trodden on their soft poop and cuddled up to you in front of the guests, leaving poopy marks all over you; alternatively, let an eyewatering fart go when you are cuddling them in front of the guests and explaining how gorgeous they are as a breed. If you cannot even contemplate being able to do those things, then do not buy a Sphynx.

However, if you can, then welcome to the most loyal, gentle, and affectionate breed in the cat family!

WhatsApp WhatsApp us