Sphynx cat breed has the shortest life expectancy of 6.68 years

Sphynx cat

A comprehensive UK study conducted in 2019-2021 and published in 2024 concluded that the Sphynx cat breed “had the shortest life expectancy at year 0 among the analysed breeds at 6.68 years. Being entire, purebred and with a non-ideal body weight were significantly linked to a decreased lifespan.” The word “entire” means unsterilised. The …

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What are the top five most expensive cat breeds in the world?

Bengal and Sphynx cats

Here are the top five most expensive cat breeds in the world (2024), along with their fascinating features and price ranges. This list is somewhat subjective. There are many infuencing factors which dictate price and these cut across the breeds. But this list is a fair answer to the question. The sources are numerous …

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Sphynx cats are high maintenance

Sphynx cats are high maintenance

The sphynx cat breed has become one of the most popular over the past 5-10 years. This is due to their unique and unusual appearance and what is said to be their intelligence. They have a monkey-like character and abilities and can make excellent companions with the right person who should realise, before adopting, …

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Sphynx breed standard – summary plus illustration

Sphynx Cat photographed by Helmi Flick

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 …

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Picture of a muscle-bound Sphynx cat

Picture of a muscle-bound Sphynx cat who suffers from myostatin-related muscle hypertrophy

This is my second picture of a muscle-bound hairless (Sphynx) cat which shows the condition that they are suffering from very clearly. Click here to see the other image. It is a very peculiar condition. Perhaps it is advantageous to the cat to have these huge muscles? But apparently not (see below). Are there …

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Sphynx cats have a higher prevalence of certain ocular diseases compared to other feline breeds

Corneal sequestrum in a Persian cat

Introduction A lot of this was written by ChatGPT by the way, an AI chatbox owned by Elon Musk. The man is a genius and a super-workaholic. I am always interested in inherited diseases of purebred cats because I like medical stuff and I strongly disagree with cat breeding if it depends on inbreeding …

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