These cats are the most pleasant creatures, because they are, in the literal sense of the word, hot and hairless. In Japan they are called nudists, they love to eat, their bodies are covered with cutest folds, they love and can be photographed, in general, we can safely say that the “naked Canadian” is unusual in both its appearance and behavior.
Unexplained mysterious occurrence
The history of the Canadian sphinxes (it is not worth all to cut to one comb, because there are other varieties) began in 1966 and, not surprisingly, in Canada. One long-haired cat became the mother of several kittens, one of which had absolutely no hint of hair. He was called Prunt. Continue reading
Sphinxes can be adored, sphinxes can be avoided. But this wonderful breed will not leave anyone indifferent! Perhaps not a single cat breed has generated so many furious discussions, antagonism of opinions! But let’s set aside emotions, try to understand and accept the sphinx as it is. Moreover, the sphinxes are very popular among their admirers, many are eyeing the breed with interest. There are many questions on the sphinxes and in those letters that the author of these lines receives. Most recently, we have published an excellent article prepared by my colleague Anna Volok. Be sure to check it out! And a few noteworthy facts – in addition!
Probably, everyone knows that the sphinx is a hairless breed. This does not mean that cats are completely “naked” or “bald”: if you stroke the sphinx, you will get exactly the same tactile sensations as from contact with very soft suede. Continue reading
Canadian Sphynx Hairless cats undoubtedly attract attention with their unusual, exotic appearance. The huge popularity of these animals is not accidental. Sphinxes – artificially bred breed for decorative purposes. The causes of hair loss in the ancestors of these exotic cats are not clear, it is believed that this is some single mutation that the breeders supported by crossing bald cats with short-haired counterparts. At the moment, the breed is in the process of formation and does not have common standards.
In addition to its unusual appearance, the Canadian Sphynx has many features that distinguish it from short-haired and long-haired counterparts.
If you take the sphinx in your arms, its body temperature will seem elevated. And there is. Normal body temperature for cats of this breed is 38-39 degrees. Continue reading