CANADIAN SPHINX
The Canadian Sphynx is so different from a cat, in our usual sense, that you don’t even know what surprises and attracts the most about it. Firstly, of course, he…

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FEATURES AND THE CURRENT STATE OF THE BREED
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What is the difference between the varieties of naked cats?
Canadian, Peterbald, Don - all this is he, the Sphinx. The differences between these varieties of naked cats are not known to everyone. Let's take a closer look at these…

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Canadian

Sphynx breed standard accepted as final for refereeing under the CFA system (with the award of champion status), starting from May 1, 2002. The abbreviation adopted for the breed: SPH (SPX) GENERAL DESCRIPTION The most significant difference between these cats is the appearance of hairlessness. Sphinxes of medium size and physique with unexpectedly heavy weight for their size. Expressed sexual demorphism, i.e. cats are on average smaller than cats. The shape of the head is a modified wedge with pronounced cheekbones and pads of whiskers (whiskeys), giving the muzzle (that is, the parts of the head, starting with the nose and ending with the chin) a “squared” look. The body is warm and soft to the touch, with a texture similar to either a soft peach or smooth nectarine. Sphinxes have a cute character, loving, intelligent and sociable, contact. HEAD The length of the head is slightly greater than its width, with prominent cheekbones and a distinctive “pinch” (the line of transition from the cheekbones to the muzzle with a noticeable “interception”). The skull is slightly rounded with a flat area in front of the ears. The nose is straight, with a light or middle palpable stop (at the place of transition from the forehead to the nose there should be a pronounced “dimple” or “hollow”). Cheeks and cheekbones. Pronounced, rounded arches of the cheekbones, delineating the eye sockets and going convex curves above the “pinch”. MUZZLE AND CHIN “Pinch” with well-defined pads of mustache. A strong, well-developed chin forms a perpendicular line with the upper lip. NECK The neck is of medium length, round, well muscled, slightly arched. Acceptable strong muscles in adult cats. EARS Ears from large to very large. Wide at the base, open and erect. Seen from the front, the outer edge of the base of the ear should coincide with the line of the eyes, and their location should be neither low nor too high. The inside of the ears is hairless. EYES Large, lemon shapes (wide in the middle and tapering around the edges). Set slightly slanted (outer edge above inner), in line with the outer edge of the base of the ear. Set wide, the distance between them at least equal to the size of the eyes. Eye color can be any. BODY The body is medium length, heavy and muscular, with a wide rounded chest and a full rounded belly. The area of ​​the croup is also rounded and muscular. The back line rises immediately behind the shoulder blades due to the longer hind legs, which can be seen when the animal is standing. Type of addition – medium. FEET. Feet are medium in proportion to the body. Strong, muscular, hind legs slightly longer than the front. Paws – like pens, oval in shape, with well-developed long jointed fingers. Finger pads are thick, it seems that the cat is on thick pillows. TAIL Elegant, flexible and long tail. Length is proportional to the body. “Rat”, tapering to an end. COVER AND SKIN Visibility of hairlessness. Short, delicate hairs may be present on the legs, the outside of the ears, tail and scrotum. The nose should be covered with normal coat. On the remaining parts of the body, the cover can vary from complete hairlessness to soft peach-like fluff no more than 2 mm long. This skin texture is felt when stroking, giving the impression of suede or velor. The skin is thick, folded, especially around the muzzle, between the ears and around the shoulders. Vibrises are either absent or short, crimped and broken. COLOR The quality of the color and type of color is difficult to evaluate, and this should not affect the judging of cats. White marks and spots are allowed. All colors are recognized, with the exception of those determined by the zoning of hair coloring (smoke, cameo, chinchilla, etc.). Sun baths lead to an increase in the intensity of any color. DISADVANTAGES Wool is more than described above. Body too thin; fragile or elegant addition. Direct profile. Narrow head. Body type should not be similar to Devonian, Cornish or Oriental. Naughty character. WITHOUT AWARDS ARE Hooked, twisted tail. Structural disturbances. Aggressiveness of a cat that does not allow to pick it up for refereeing. SCORE: HEAD – 35 shape and size – 5 muzzle and chin – 5 profile – 5 cheekbones – 5 eyes – 5 ears – 10 BODY – 35 chest – 10 belly – 10 legs – 5 tail – 5 neck – 5 SKIN AND COVER – thirty

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