Sphynx Cat

Sphynx Cat photographed by Helmi Flick

Sphynx breed standard – summary plus illustration

This is an illustrated version of the breed standard for the purebred Sphynx cat. This an interesting, intelligent cat that is nice to touch and hold – the feel of warm, silky chamois leather. The photograph is by the celebrated cat photographer, Helmi Flick. It is protected by copyright, which I ask you to respect, …

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Sphynx cats prone to developing yeast infections

There are high levels of Malassezia colonization in Sphynx cats which can cause a yeast infection called ‘Malassezia dermatitis’. The hairlessness of the Sphynx causes many problems another of which is that the sebaceous oils deposited on the skin and not the hair attracts grime and can cause stains. “They stain sheets and such due …

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Picture of ‘engorged hairless cat’ creeps out the Internet after going viral

This picture of a female Sphynx cat is causing a bit of a stir on the Internet because….take and look and see. I’ve decided that I cannot show the picture on this page because advertisers might not like it. Therefore, if you would like to see this strange photograph which I think is somewhat disrespectful …

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Picture of Sphynx mother and her newborn kittens looking like something out of the Alien series

Picture and video of Sphynx mother and her newborn kittens

This feline family looks a bit alien. It does not take much imagination to dream up an alien environment containing these weird, pulsating, hairless blobs atop their queen. Straight out of Nostromo in the film Aliens. Another version: Here is the video: Note: This is a video from another website. Sometimes they are deleted at …

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Odd-eyed hairless cats

Are all domestic cats wrinkly like hairless cats but we just can’t see it?

This is a interesting question. It is certainly peculiar that we are seeing many hairless cats with incredibly wrinkly skin particularly on the top of their heads. I’m not sure that there is a caste iron answer to the question as to why hairless cats have wrinkly skin. Certainly, cats with fur do not have …

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Pictures of cats: Hairless cat cuddles up to haired cat for warmth and companionship

This is a picture and video of a hairless cat, a Sphynx, cuddling up to a cat with hair and the reason is first and foremost for the companionship – and for a bit of warmth too, I expect. It is a beautiful little video. Quite sad, I find because I feel the hairless strongly …

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