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Sphynx Breed Information
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The Sphynx Cat coat is not precisely hairless. These cats do have a fine suede-like coat that is soft and warm to the touch. There may be areas of fur on the tip of tail. above the brown or around the toes. The Sphynx Cat has a large wide head with a slender neck. The ears are set tall and open. They have large eyes that are slightly slanting and high rounded cheekbones. The legs are long with thick rounded paws. The tail is long. slender and whip-like. The skin may be wrinkled between the ears. around the muzzle and shoulders. Most of the time they do not have whiskers. The Sphynx is a medium-sized cat that is sturdy and well-built cat.
The Sphynx Cats coat comes in a variety of colors and patterns. These colors include white. black. blue. red. cream. chocolate. lavender. cinnamon. fawn. blue-cream. lavender-cream. fawn-cream. sable. champagne and platinum. The tabby cats are silver. brown. blue. red. chocolate. chocolate-silver. cinnamon. lavender. lavender-silver. fawn and cream. The tabby pattern cats are classic. mackerel. spotted. and patched. The Tortoiseshell cats are chocolate or cinnamon. The Calico cats are fawn-cream. lavender-cream. cinnamon-cream. fawn-cream van. lavender-cream van. cinnamon-cream van. van. dilute. or dilute van. The Bi-color cats are solid color and white. tabby and white. tortoiseshell and white. pointed and white. any color and white. The Van bi-color cats are solid color and white. tabby and white. tortoiseshell and white. The patterns are pointed. mink
The Sphynx is considered to be a shorthaired cat. The Sphynx cats are very smart. playful. and lively companions. People that are allergic to cats may be able to tolerate this hairless breed. The Sphynx does need regular care and cleaning of its skin. because when the Sphynx sweats greasy detritus can build up. If this cleaning of the skin is neglected. the detritus has to be sponged or even scraped away. The Sphynx cats may develop lumps and are prone to allergies. The International Cat Association recognizes the Sphynx as a breed. however many registering organizations refuse the Sphynx stating that the cat is a genetic malformation. The Sphynx cats are rare and breeders usually have a waiting list for their kittens.
The Sphynx Cats coat is fairly easy to maintain. Daily wiping and sponging is recommended.
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