Cat Breed - Sphynx

Sphynx Cat



-  A little history  -

The Sphynx cat is a breed of cat known for its lack of fur. It was developed through selective breeding starting in the 1960s. Although hairless cats have been reported throughout history, breeders in Europe have been working on the Sphynx breed since the early 1960s. Two different sets of hairless felines discovered in North America in the 1970s provided the foundation cats for what was shaped into the existing Sphynx breed.

-  Average Lifespan  -

13 - 15 years or more

-  Size  -

Medium size cat weighing 2.5 to 5.5 kilo

-  Personality  -

Sphynx cats are known for their extroverted behavior. They display a high level of energy, intelligence, curiosity, and affection for their owners. They are one of the more dog-like breeds of cats, frequently greeting their owners at the door and friendly when meeting strangers.

-  Coat Colour  -

Their skin is the colour 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.

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Source Wikipedia
Main Photo Animal Planet
Breeders Info Australian National Cats Inc
More info Cat Breeds Encyclopedia
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