FEATURES AND THE CURRENT STATE OF THE BREED
Of all the many breeds of cats, sphinxes occupy a special place. When talking about these cats, they mean the full range of hairless cats. These are Canadian sphinxes, Don and St. Petersburg sphinxes, Mexican sphinxes and other varieties of hairless cats. Hairless mutations of cats periodically appear in different parts of our vast world and unfortunately some of them disappear without leaving a trace in history. However, breeders in felinology do not miss their chance, which is generously given to them by chance and use the sphinxes to obtain new breeds of hairless cats. The popularity of Canadian Sphinxes is staggering these days. Perhaps this is due to their extravagant appearance. Perhaps because of a curious and balanced nature. And perhaps because of the mystical associations that generously endow the Canadian sphinxes, calling them moon moons or aliens in the cat’s world. However, this was not always the case with hairless cats! After the first demonstration of the sphinxes at a cat show, many animal advocates were outraged and sued the breeders who “stripped” the cat to such an extent. However, having understood the intricacies of breeding work, they realized that in front of them was just a new breed of cat – the Canadian Sphynx. Time passed and the sphinxes improved, but it was the Canadian sphinxes that became especially popular in many felinological systems. Their exterior involuntarily attract any person. It doesn’t matter what you think about this breed, the main thing is that the Canadian sphynxes do not leave anyone indifferent. An amazing combination of excellent health, extravagant phenotype, quick wit and attachment to the home are combined in an amazing way. Canadian sphinxes have excellent appetite, they do not need to be persuaded to eat, they are always ready to keep you company at the table. And in order for the sphinx to get an extra portion of goodies, you need to use your intellectual talents, so the Canadian sphinx will always determine the leader in the family and will be able to establish confidential contact with him. With the same people he trusts, a different kind of relationship is established – this is love for life and friendship until self-forgetfulness. However, not all people deserve these relationships (according to the Sphinx) and they still need to be deserved. Judges at cat shows evaluate not only the phenotype of the Canadian sphinxes, but also especially pay attention to the pedigree data of the sphinxes. This is the structure of the skin with a complete absence of hair and high folding of the skin. In the light of the foregoing, it is the Canadian Sphynxes, which are vibrant and without eyebrows, that are most valued. Therefore, as winners of cat shows among the Canadian sphinxes, naturally-born individuals are found. Breeding nurseries in cat clubs are engaged in targeted breeding work, where, with successful selection of partners, breeders achieve unique results and receive show class kittens. These kittens have a unique gene pool and phenotype, therefore they are able to fight for prizes. Less successful kittens belong to the brid class, that is, they have a good gene pool, they can have an adjustable rating of “excellent” at exhibitions, but they will not be enough “stars from the sky”. Sphinxes of the brid class with good genetics and competent selection of a partner are able to give high breeding results. Kittens of the show and class breeders are breeding. When a breeding kitten has disqualification defects, it is transferred to a pet class, which means that the animal will forever part with its show career and pedigree work. Today in many felinological systems there is experimental breeding, here cats can continue to work, but only in experimental breeding. The cost of the Canadian sphinx, as well as other breeds of cats, is determined by their quality, in accordance with the class of the animal. Perhaps, for some, the prices will seem sky-high, however, it should be borne in mind that the Canadian sphynxes have many years of work by many breeders, felinologists, experts, and breeders of pedigree nurseries. The sky-high cost for non-dedicated breed people should not confuse the true connoisseurs of the Canadian Sphinxes. The buyer of the Canadian show-class sphinx should be ready to pay about 1.5-2 thousand euros. Yes, this amount is not small, but quite acceptable for lovers of luxury – the Canadian Sphinxes. Today, Canadian sphinxes shine on cat shows of various felinological systems. The number of admirers of this breed is steadily growing thanks to the efforts of breeders of the Canadian sphinxes, especially Gorelova Elena (nursery of the Canadian sphynxes “Sphinxomania”). Perhaps your house does not yet have a cat and you can afford to have a friend of extravagant appearance, in this case, get yourself a Canadian sphinx. Surround yourself with exquisite luxury and try to win the love of the Canadian Sphinx, this small and proud creation of nature, then you will know what devotion and selflessness are.