Representatives of the cat family are traditionally associated in humans with furry purring animals. However, such a standard perception is not a rule without exceptions. In the diverse world of kitties, there are persons completely devoid of hair. A vivid example is cat sphinxes. The mysterious and bewitching appearance of a bald cat with large ears is often compared to the famous stone statue of the Sphinx. The first mention of unusual domestic animals can be found in Egyptian drawings and letters. Hairless cats with a majestic posture were obligatory companions of the pharaohs and were considered sacred animals. Centuries later, their trace was lost in history, and only in the 20th century did they reappear in human life. Since the 60s, breeders and breeders began to pay special attention to the breed of naked cats. Continue reading
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 legs, tail, sometimes – to a greater or lesser extent – on the sides, as a rule, the muzzle of such cats is very overgrown, the hair can go beyond the eyes, forming a woolen “mask”. But the degree of overgrowth of heterozygous animals can be very different, even with a seemingly identical genetic formula. This is especially evident in the litter of hybrid kittens (Sphinx X Devon Rex) of the first generation: there can be a complete alignment – from almost completely naked animals to covered with wavy hair all over the body. True, in the latter case, such a kitten will partially lose hair with age, but it will certainly remain on its tail, legs, head, perhaps a little on its sides. But even the hybrid hairless kitten has reduced short hairs along the body, more noticeable and noticeable than the purebred sphinxes. Continue reading
Hairless cats of the breed “CANADIAN SPHINX” are becoming more and more popular. Probably their soft peace-loving character and unusual appearance have become that highlight for which people not only love representatives of this breed, but strive to buy them. Buy even despite the fact that the price for kittens is pretty decent.
Every living creature needs care, especially Canadian sphinxes. Therefore, if you decide to buy a sphynx cat, you should know how to care for this unusual animal, which we will talk about in this article.
First of all, you will certainly be pleased with the fact that you do not have to constantly remove wool all over the house. But the lack of wool in your Canadian pet requires you to follow some fairly simple care rules so that the cat will always please you and be healthy and cheerful. So → Continue reading