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 prosaic “meow” does not fit in with its superexotic appearance. Almost everyone who first saw a cat of this breed experience a slight shock. But whatever your attitude towards the animal, you can never forget the sphinx or simply remain indifferent to it.
The hairless breed of cats was known, even in the days of the pharaohs of Egypt. Legend has it that the white, blue-eyed sphinx guarded Egyptian temples. It is believed that the Aztecs and ancient Mexico had hairless cats. But their appearance was different from the appearance of modern sphinxes. Continue reading
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. But, in fairness, we note that all attempts to establish a new breed failed, because, for various reasons, it died out by the mid-70s.
In 1978, again in Otario, 3 bald kittens were found in an ordinary street cat. Attempts to breed the hairless cat breed have resumed, and this time have been successful.
Now no one will say for sure, but perhaps naked kittens in Ontario were born before, but it was these three who were taken by kind people to be lucky. They wanted to cure them of “depriving”, but soon realized what kind of kittens they were, and transferred them to “professional” hands. Continue reading