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 causes of hair loss in the ancestors of these exotic cats are not clear, it is believed that this is some single mutation that the breeders supported by crossing bald cats with short-haired counterparts. At the moment, the breed is in the process of formation and does not have common standards.
In addition to its unusual appearance, the Canadian Sphynx has many features that distinguish it from short-haired and long-haired counterparts.
If you take the sphinx in your arms, its body temperature will seem elevated. And there is. Normal body temperature for cats of this breed is 38-39 degrees. Continue reading
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
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 sphinxes (the latter are also called Peterbolds). All of them are extremely similar to each other, however, the Canadian sphinxes are considered the most popular. So, when we say “sphinx”, we have in mind precisely this North American breed.
The main difference between these cats in the complete absence of hair: this is a natural genetic mutation, fixed by careful selection. Let’s talk about how to properly care for the sphinx, given all the features of this breed.
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