Sphynx Cats & Sphynx Cat Breeders

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The Sphynx is a breed of cat known for its lack of a coat.  The contemporary breed of Sphynx is known also as the Canadian Sphynx, which is distinct from the Russian Sphynx breeds like Peterbald and Don Sphynx.  Sphynx are known for their extroverted behavior. They display a high level of energy, intelligence, curiosity, and affection for their owners.


Lack of coat makes the cat quite warm to the touch. Whiskers and eyebrows may be present, either whole or broken, or may be totally absent. The skin is the color their fur would be, and all the usual cat marking patterns (solid, point, van, tabby, tortie, etc.) may be found on Sphynx skin.  Sphynxes generally have wedge-shaped heads and sturdy, heavy bodies. Standards call for a full round abdomen, also known as pot bellies.


While Sphynx cats lack a coat to shed or groom, they are not maintenance free. Body oils, which would normally be absorbed by the hair, tend to build up on the skin. As a result, regular cleaning (usually in the form of bathing) is necessary; one bath a week is usually sufficient.


Although Sphynx cats are sometimes thought to be hypoallergenic due to their lack of coat, this is not the case for cat-specific allergies. Allergies to cats are triggered by a protein called Fel d1, not cat hair itself. Fel d1 is a tiny and sticky protein primarily found in cat saliva and sebaceous glands. Those with cat allergies may react worse to direct contact with Sphynx cats than other breeds. However, conflicting reports of some people successfully tolerating Sphynx cats also exist. These positive reports may be cases of desensitizing, wherein the "hairless" cat gave the owner optimism to try to own a cat, eventually leading to the positive situation of their own adaptation. Care should be taken to limit the Sphynx cat's exposure to outdoor sunlight at length, as they can develop sunburn and skin damage similar to that of humans. In general, Sphynx cats should never be allowed outdoors unattended, as they have limited means to conserve body heat when it is cold. In some cases, owners will dress their cats in pet-sized coats in the winter to help them conserve body heat. Their curious nature can take them into dangerous places or situations.


Sphynx cats also appear to have more ear wax than most hairy domestic cats because they have little to no hair in their ears to catch and protect them from a build up of impurities in their ears, like dirt, skin oils (sebum), and ear wax which accumulates more frequently in the hairless sphynx breed. The Sphynx cat's ears will need to be cleaned on a weekly basis, usually before bath time.


The Sphynx breed also tends to accumulate oils and debris under their nails as well as the skin fold above the nail due to the lack of fur, so, like the ears, the nails and surrounding skin folds need to be cleaned properly as well. This is generally done at bath time along with a weekly nail clipping. The sphynx breed does require more grooming than a typical domestic cat with fur.


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Source: Wikipedia

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Registered Sphynx Breeders

Alchemy Sphynx Cats Australia is a small, breeding cattery, which started in 1998. Cats have been a passion for Dr Jocene Vallack for two ... read more
Allregal Sphynx Cattery - Sphynx Cat Breeder - Kwinana, WA
Allregal Sphynx cattery has all the creature comforts fit for any royal member of the family with indoor and outdoor housing and play areas and all ... read more
Artnudeveau Sphynx and Lykoi, Mohawk Chinese crested .Victoria
Artnudeveau Sphynx and Lykoi cats. Mohawk Chinese Crested Dogs.

********Sphynx bubs planned for june/ July 2024****
************Lykoi bubs planned ... read more
Aziza Sphynx Cattery
Registered Sphynx breeder located near Echuca Victoria. Our kittens are raised as part of the family & socialised with our grandchildren on our ... read more
Bald Angel - Sphynx Cat Breeder - Orange, NSW
A small registered breeder of the wonderful Sphynx. Located in The Central West of NSW.
CURRENTLY (25/08/2020) i do not have any kittens available. ... read more
Barebeauties Sphynx
Registered Sphynx breeder situated in Kingaroy QLD. We purchased our first Sphynx 13 years ago and fell madly in love with the breed, from there on I ... read more
Besphynxd Cattery - Sphynx Cat Breeder - QLD
Besphynxd is a small in house cattery in the country, 20 minutes inland from Ipswich.
I am passionate about breeding beautiful sphynx kittens with ... read more
Bootylicious Sphynx - Sphynx Cat Breeder - New South Wales
Bootylicious sphynx registered breeder with Ancats Member Number #14256. Located Port Stephens area NSW, Bootylicious HCM scans yearly.
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Born Bold Sphynx Cats
We are small cattery specialising in hairless cats. We started in 2018 with a decision to import sphynx cats from a reputable breeder overseas who ... read more
Checkmate Persians and Sphynx Cats
Checkmate Persians and sphynx are a small Cattery located in Perth. We are registered small hobby breeders. We pride ourselves in producing healthy ... read more
CRESCENTMOON Cattery -Sphynx Cat Breeder - Adelaide, SA
Welcome to Crescent Moon Sphynx! Our cattery is a small home based boutique style focusing on Health, temperament and breed standards. We are ... read more
HRH Garraway Sphynx Australia
We are a small breeder that practices very high standards and bring all our baby's up as our own, so when they come to you they will already have ... read more
Kenda Park-  Sphynx Cat Breeder - Bathurst, NSW
Sphynx are the most wonderful playful cats and make fantastic active family members. A sphynx is quite likely to be found under your doona, behind a ... read more
Little Lord Naked Cats - Sphynx
Little Lord Naked Cats is located in Darwin, NT, Australia and specialises in breeding beautiful Sphynx Cats from pedigree imported European lines. ... read more
Manis - Sphynx Cat Breeder - Toowoomba, QLD
Registered breeder of Sphynx Kittens in QLD.

All my kittens go to indoor homes only as both breeds are more susceptible to sunburn. I also require ... read more
Naked Beauty Sphynx And Lykoi Cat Breeder
Ethical registered breeder of healthy happy Sphynx and Lykoi cats. Located in northern Tasmania. Can organise kitten transport throughout ... read more
Naked cattery
Naked cattery is a Brisbane based breeder, we are registered with ancats and follow strict breeding guidelines.
We conduct annual HCM scans and have ... read more
Nudy Booty Sphynx Cat Breeder - Mudgee, NSW
We are proud to breed Pure Sphynx kittens for health, temperament and to standard.

We look forward to introducing and showing our award winning ... read more
Prettyskinz Cattery -Sphynx Cat Breeder - Tasmania
Small Sphynx Cattery in the south of Tasmania. read more
Sempre Sphynx - Sphynx Cat Breeder - Sydney, NSW
We are a passionate HCM Scanning Cattery importing Quality cats from around the world to increase the type and most importantly the heart health of ... read more
Skinnydippin Sphynx - Sphynx Breeder - Adelaide, SA
I am a boutique, home based sphynx Cattery in Adelaide. I HCM Scan and DNA all of my cats and only sell the best Sphynx kittens raised in my home ... read more
Sphynxwillow - Registered SPHYNX Hairless Cat Breeder - Cairns, QLD
Breeding healthy well adjusted kittens for companions. I am a registered breeder with ANCATS. I have been breeding for 30 years.

SPHYNXWILLOW ... read more
Tarkoo Naked Sphynx - Sphynx Breeder - Echuca, VIC
We are a small cattery where our girls are a part of our family and live in our family home all our cats are HCM tested yearly. Striving to better ... read more
Valley Cattery - Sphynx Cat Breeder - Central Coast, NSW
Sphynx registered breeder through Australian National Cats inc member number: #10416. Located Central Coast NSW.

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