Moon cats on earth (part 2)
But not so simple. The dominance of the hairless gene in this case is not complete. Kittens heterozygous for this sign partially retain their coat. It can be on the…

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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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Sphinxes (part 1)
All colors in any combination found in feline animals are recognized by the sphinxes. It should be remembered that the skin of the sphinxes can sunbathe. Under the influence of…

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appearance

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 exhibitions. But for breeders and felinologists, the sphinx has a specific standard for all other parts of the body, and the lack of hair on the body is not the most important sign regarding the morphology of the type of head, body, character and general harmonious impression that the sphinx should produce. The face of a real sphinx is simply magical. It resembles a Tanagra figurine. All the lines of his body are smooth, fluid, but at the same time, you cannot call them elegant. They surprisingly harmoniously combine grace of movement with curved front paws-arms, belly shaped like a pear and tail folded into a tight bagel and pressed to the side. Continue reading

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

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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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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7 misconceptions about sphynx cats (part 2)
Sphinxes are exotic, which means that with the character Despite the frightening appearance for most, sphinxes are distinguished by their friendly character and a high degree of socialization. This animal…

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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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