Breed history
How did the Canadian sphinxes appear Among furry cats, cats without hair look like aliens. Their grace and beauty are clearly of unearthly origin. And not every earthling is given…

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Hairless cats
Fans of mewing creatures do not always realize how great the variety of pets is: amazing bald cats, for example, are also divided into several breeds. Various historical sources provide…

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Cat of the pharaohs
 It is hard to imagine a creature so little like all the familiar cat breeds. Who just do not call the sphinx. However, this is really a cat. And the…

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Monthly Archives: July 2019

7 misconceptions about sphynx cats (part 1)

7 misconceptions about sphynx cats Sphynx cats are perhaps the most unusual representatives of the pet cat kingdom. They seem to be some kind of alien creatures. There are many misconceptions about them that need to be resolved. Sphinxes – Egyptian cats In mythology, the sphinx is a monster with the body of a lion and the face and chest of a woman. The most famous statue of the Great Sphinx. According to the definition of Titus Flavius, a Roman scientist and writer, the Egyptian sphinx is a symbol of strength and mind: the lion’s body denotes strength, the human face – mind. Both the power and the mind are needed by the sphinx to guard the pyramids and temples full of treasures. Contrary to the associative opinion that cats – sphinxes – come from Egypt, the Aztecs first mentioned them. Continue reading

Origin

Hairlessness is a consequence of a sudden mutation manifested in different species of animals since ancient times. For the first time, naked cats were mentioned during the time of the Ascecs, and for the first time they were exhibited at exhibitions in 1924. These were naked cats from Mexico, which were covered with rare wool in winter.

Felinologists began to seriously breed naked cats in 1966, when in Canada, as a result of a spontaneous mutation in a litter, an ordinary domestic cat gave birth to one naked kitten named Prun. He then became the ancestor of the breed Canadian Sphynx. However, further breeding of sphinxes failed due to several reasons at once. Continue reading

Canadian Sphynx - Standard and breed status
The Canadian Sphynx is not just a cat without hair. Of course, the lack of wool is the main sign of the breed by which visitors recognize the sphinxes at…

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CANADIAN SPHINX: CONTENT AND CARE
Sphinxes are quite simple to maintain and care. The opinion of people that the sphinx needs special, "greenhouse" conditions of detention is incorrect. There are several features that must be…

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Canadian Sphynx - the most unusual looking cat
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…

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Where do the sphinxes come from?
In 1966, in a Canadian province of Ontario, a normal kitten was born with an ordinary cat. In most cases, this event is considered the beginning of modern hairless breeds.…

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