CANADIAN SPHINX: ABOUT THE BREED
Sphinx - this word has magic, it causes associations. These are the pyramids, sands, mysticism of ancient Egypt. But what is a sphynx cat? This is also magic, but real,…

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Food
The Canadian Sphynx, like other hairless cats, eats a lot: due to the lack of hair, its metabolism is accelerated, and therefore the body needs more energy. You need to…

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Cleaning
For cleaning, take cotton buds. The procedure for cleaning the auricle must be done carefully, without penetrating too deep, so as not to damage the inner ear and provoke the…

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HISTORY

The breeds of sphinxes that are now popular are modern cats, but they also had distant ancestors. Natural, natural mutations among cats have been observed over the past hundred years, and most likely they happened much earlier. Pictures of a Mexican hairless cat appeared in the Book of the Cat magazine, published back in 1903 by Franz Simpson. He wrote, they were a brother and a sister who were given away by the Indians, who assured us that they were the last cats of the Aztecs, and they were bred only in Mexico City. But no one was interested in them, and they sunk into oblivion.

Other cases of the appearance of hairless cats were noted in France, Morocco, Australia, and Russia.

In the 70s of the last century, two different mutations of hairless cats were discovered and both laid the foundation for the current Canadian sphynx. The modern sphinx differs from similar breeds, such as Peterbald and Don Sphinx, primarily genetically.

In 1966, in Ontario (Canada), a pair of domestic short-haired cats gave birth to offspring, among which was a hairless kitten named Prune.

The kitten was brought to his mother (backcrossing), as a result of which several hairless kittens were born. The breed development program began, and in 1970, the CFA granted provisional status to the Canadian Sphynx. However, the following year it was recalled due to health problems in cats. On this, the line almost died out. In the second half of the 70s, a Siamese cat breeder, Shirley Smith, found three hairless kittens on the streets of Toronto. It is believed that these are the heirs of the very cats, although there is no direct evidence for this. The cat was castrated, and the cats Punk and Paloma were sent to Dr. Hugo Hernandez, in Holland. The offspring of these kittens developed in Europe and America, by crossing with Devon Rex, and then came to the United States.

At the same time, in 1974, farmers Milt and Ethilin Pearson, from Minnesota, found three hairless kittens among kittens born of their brown tabby cat. It was a cat named Epidermis and a cat nicknamed (Dermis), and they were eventually sold to Oregon, the scout Kim Kim.

Muske’s first attempt to cross-breed these cats with American Shorthair gave only kittens with normal hair. On the advice of Dr. Solveig Pfluger, Muske crossed Epidermis with one of her offspring, resulting in three litterless kittens in the litter. This proved that the gene is recessive and must be in both parents in order to be passed on to offspring.

Sphinxes (part 2)
BLACK TABBY COLOR: the main skin color is copper-red or brown. Marks are saturated black. The lips and chin are painted the same way as the rings around the eyes…

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GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS AND DESCRIPTION OF BREED
Height at the withers: 15-25 cm. Weight: cats 3.5 - 5.5 kg. Cats 2.5 - 4 kg. Life expectancy: 13-18 years. Canadian Sphynx, breed description Photo: Canadian Sphinxes. Russian Federation…

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Care for bald breeds
Cats without hair have very delicate skin, which needs care and hygiene. In the folds, dirt often accumulates, so the skin is washed with baby shampoos. Surprisingly, many pussies are…

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The whole truth about the Canadian Sphinxes (part 1)
I can’t stand the article with the headline “all the truth”. Because in 99% of cases, articles with such screaming names are concentrated bullshit))) "The whole truth about vaccinations!", "The…

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