Sphynx Cats Fun Facts

It is the first hairless cat breed that has been bred specifically for that trait.


Sphynx cats are named after the Egyptian legendary sphinx for their sophisticated look and graceful nature.
They may look like they were pets of the pharaohs, but, in fact, they are originally from Canada.


It might seem rather surprising that a hairless cat hails from the land of ice and snow, but Canada is actually where Sphynx cats originated. And despite that Ancient Egyptian cat resemblance, these cats do not have any known Egyptian lineage.

The main feature of a Sphynx cat is its lack of a fur coat! The cats are not, however, entirely hairless but covered with fine, downy hair that is said to be like peach skin.
They have a narrow long head, large lemon-shaped eyes, very large ears, and webbed feet.
They’re not Hypoallergenic.

Their skin is the color that their fur would be, and all the usual cat markings (solid, point, van, tabby, tortie, etc.) may be found on the Sphynx cat’s skin.
The Sphynx cat is a medium-sized cat breed. It has an overall height of 20 to 25 cm (8 to 10 in) and a body length of 33 to 38 cm (13 to 15 in). It weighs about 5 kg (11 lb).
The Sphynx cat has a typical lifespan of 9 to 15 years.
Sphynx cats must be bathed regularly to keep the skin free of the oils that the coat on a normal cat absorbs, and the very large ears must be cleaned regularly to rid them of dust and dirt and prevent wax buildup.

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