Sphynx Cat

Sphynx cat

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The Sphynx cat looked unnatural and rather peculiar, I thought. I also thought that this cat breed was ugly and I couldn’t see the point of the breed. But I discovered that when you meet, touch and interact with this cat you tend to change your mind. This is mainly because of the intelligent character of this cheeky and curious cat. And in any event the Sphynx is actually as natural as any of the cat breeds.

Having had a very close look at this cat at The National Cat Club Show 2007 at Olympia, I was impressed by the Sphynx cat’s character and behavior. This cat can look a bit neurotic. I think this is because of the fragile appearance and of course having no hair (this breed of cat is not fragile, however). Yet the Sphynx cats that I met, touched and photographed were great characters and quite laid back despite the noise, distractions and strangers at the hall. And the little guys I met were new to the showing business. In addition they were robust and strong.

Sphynx from Russia bred and photographed by Dana Danilova Sphynx Cattery Dani Danati
Sphynx from Russia bred and photographed by Dana Danilova. Sphynx Cattery Dani Danati

Although this is considered a rare cat breed, my research on common sense principles indicates that the breed is less rare than thought. On a scale of 1-10 where 10 is the rarest I have ranked this breed around 3-4. That said you’ll probably find that there is a waiting list if you go to a breeder. In terms of popularity this breed is probably mid-way up the scale.

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Casper a 16 weeks old kitten at The National Cat Club Show, London 2007. Photographs by Michael Broad
Sphynx cat collage
Collage above: The two pictures on the bottom line (centre) are Don Sphynx breed.

Update 2nd August 2010: See Sphynx Cat ANNALI

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