Below: Different breeds of cats with pictures, description and information on each of the listed domestic cat breeds
Devon Rex Egyptian Mau Exotic Shorthair Himalayan Maine Coon Norwegian Forest Cat Ocicat Oriental Persian Ragdoll Russian Blue Scottish Fold
Selkirk Rex Siberian Siamese Singapura Somali Sphynx Toyger Tiffanie Tonkinese Turkish Van
Sphynx Cat Breed Profile
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There have been many occurrences of hairless cats throughout history. The modern day Sphynx started in Toronto, Canada in 1966 with the birth of a hairless cat. During the 1970's several more hairless cats were born. After this time, the breed was developed principally in Europe.
Sphynx cats and kittens are not totally hairless as they have a peach fuzz over much of their body. Their coat is often described as a warm chamois. For this reason many owners describe them as their living hot water bottle.
Sphynx have normal cat proportions. However as they lack fur their ears are more pronounced and their tail is often described as a rats tail.
They come in all the usual colour varieties including, tortoiseshell, chocolate, black, blue, lilac, chocolate etc.
They have a friendly disposition and are very sociable with other people and pets. Sphynx are very intelligent and can be taught to walk on a lead and respond to voice commands. They are often described as the most intelligent and affectionate of all cat breeds.
Are Sphynx hypoallergenic?
It is often a misconception that Sphynx Cats are hypoallergenic because of their lack of hair.