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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CANADIAN SPHINX: BREED HISTORY
Mention of hairless cats can be found in antiquity. Naked cats probably were still among the Aztecs. Representatives of the disappeared ancient breed, called Mexican hairless, were shown at the…

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Sphinxes. Content Features
How to care for the sphinx and how to feed it? Breed Care Secrets One of the most fascinating and attention-grabbing breeds is the sphinx. It is unlikely that someone…

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Monthly Archives: February 2019

CANADIAN SPHINX: TICA HEAD STANDARD

Size: medium Shape: modified wedge with rounded contours, head length slightly greater than its width. Skull: Slightly rounded with a fairly flat front. Profile: light or middle stop on the bridge of the nose. Cheeks: pronounced. Muzzle and chin: A strong, rounded muzzle with distinctive mustache pads and a strong chin. NECK Length: medium. Shape: rounded, well muscular. Feature: slightly curved from the line of the shoulders to the base of the skull. Strong, especially in males. EARS Shape: wide at the base and open. Size: very large. Postav: straight, sit not too low and not too high on the head. Feature: The inside is completely woolless. A small amount of wool is allowed on the outside and at the outer base of the ears. EYES Shape: round lemon-shaped Size: large. Expression: elongated towards the outer edge of the ears. The distance between the eyes is slightly larger than the size of the eye. Continue reading

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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”). Continue reading

CANADIAN SPHINX: BREED HISTORY

Mention of hairless cats can be found in antiquity. Naked cats probably were still among the Aztecs. Representatives of the disappeared ancient breed, called Mexican hairless, were shown at the first cat shows in the USA at the beginning of the 20th century. The last couple survived until the early 30s, unfortunately, without leaving offspring. According to the description, Mexican hairless differed from modern sphinxes: they had a long body, a wedge-shaped head with amber eyes and long mustaches, which modern sphinxes simply do not have. In winter, long hair grew on the back and tail, which disappeared by the summer. The genetics of this mutation has remained unknown. Perhaps the Mexican hairless was genetically close to the Don Sphinx, because both of them, with their hairlessness, still have a mustache and a tendency to dress in a fur coat for winter. Continue reading

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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A few reasons for dry feed
Firstly, they contain vitamins and minerals, which are very difficult to select and balance when feeding with natural feeds. Secondly, if you have to be absent for a long time…

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How to care for a sphinx kitten?
The unusual appearance of the sphinx entails several features that the owner needs to know about Sphinxes are a group of rocks, which include the Canadian, Don and St. Petersburg…

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A few reasons for dry feed
Firstly, they contain vitamins and minerals, which are very difficult to select and balance when feeding with natural feeds. Secondly, if you have to be absent for a long time…

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