Sphynx Cats & Sphynx Cat Breeders

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.

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.

Sphynxes are known for their extroverted behavior. They display a high level of energy, intelligence, curiosity, and affection for their owners.

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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Registered Sphynx Breeders

ALCHEMY SPHYNX CATS AUSTRALIA
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Bald Angel - Sphynx Cat Breeder - Orange, NSW
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Cairo Cats Sphynx Cattery - Sphynx Cat Breeder - Adelaide, SA
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Kenda Park-  Sphynx Cat Breeder - Bathurst, NSW
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Manis - Sphynx and Devon Rex Breeder - Toowoomba, QLD
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Registered breeder of Sphynx and Devon Rex Kittens in QLD.

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Noblsphynx - Sphynx Breeder - Castlemaine
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Ragspy - Sphynx & Ragdoll Breeder - Perth, Western Australia
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Sempre Sphynx - Sphynx Cat Breeder - Sydney, NSW
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Sinful Sphynx - Sphynx Cat Breeder - Western Sydney, NSW
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Skinnydippin Sphynx - Sphynx Breeder - Adelaide, SA
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Sphynxwillow - Registered SPHYNX , ELF & BAMBINO Hairless Cat Breeder - Cairns, QLD
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Tarkoo Naked Sphynx - Sphynx Breeder - Echuca, VIC
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