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
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 the sun, the skin color intensifies.
WHITE: skin color from white to pink. The skin of the nose and paw pads are pink.
BLACK: one tone of black from the nose to the tip of the tail. Pocket mirror: black. Paw pads: black or brown.
BLUE: one color tone from nose to tip of tail. Nose and paw pads: blue.
RED: deep, saturated, clear, red color without markings. Lips and chin: color similar to skin color. Pocket mirror of nose and paw pads: red-brown. Continue reading