Sphynx cat

The skin of sphinxes in a touch of warmth, in some places, such as around the shoulder joint of the hind legs and the neck and head, clearly wrinkled. The more Sphinx has folds in the skin, the more valuable it is for breeding. The remains of the fur on the tail end or on the belly are acceptable. Most of the sphinxes do not have a mustache, some are their leftovers. Recalls in touch suede. On the face, ears, feet, tail and on the back there is a gentle nap.

Sphinxes are very fertile, but the education of children requires a lot of commitment breeder. The head is of medium size, the shape of a flattened wedge of harmonious curves (shape resembles a lemon). The nose is of medium length with a strong dimple at the base. Eyes big and wide open are set slightly obliquely and at a great distance from each other. They should be green or brown as nuts. The ears are large and erect, wide at the base. Should not be set too high and not too low, rather hairless, especially within the earlobe. Sphinx is a medium-sized body, rather elongated, with a wide, well-educated chest and the enhanced heavily belly, which gives the impression as if always been sated. They are well muscled and have a strong bone structure. Limbs are appropriate proportions relative to the rest of the body, they are also well-muscled back slightly longer than the front. Completion paws are oval with long and slender fingers, the pads sphinxes are more strongly developed than in other races. The first sphinx was born in a litter of ordinary shorthair 1966 in Toronto, Canada (it was not the first hairless mutation in the late nineteenth century were cultured for a short time race called "Mexican hairless cat"). For many years, European and North American breeders conducted selective breeding of hairless cats. This is how the race as we know it today.

It immediately aroused the interest of breeders who wanted to have this kind of exotic cat. In the early 70s we began in the Netherlands, the first breeding programs of the new breed. Close cooperation of breeders from the United States, Canada and the Netherlands quickly expanded initially small breeding material. The first sphinx was registered by the US The Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA) in February 1998.