Contents Sphynx differs from the content of other breeds of cats.

First, we must necessarily take account of the lack of hair. Therefore, we should carefully monitor the temperature in the room. We can not tolerate drafts and moisture, otherwise the cat can catch a cold. Normal for these cats can be considered normal room temperature, 20-25 degrees.

Sphynx love to bask in the sun. For a long time in the sun, the cat can catch fire, and his skin will turn into a creamy chocolate. But allow the cat received a dose of ultraviolet radiation, in any case impossible. Soft Skin sphinx as well as human, may get a sunburn. Thermophilic sphinxes may burn your tender body and some hot battery or a fireplace, so watch carefully for them, how to be a small child. If the house is cold, you can even dress the Sphinx in the warm unitard. Typically, bald cats do not object to a warm suit, and some just love to dress up!

Bathing sphinx need in warm water with a mild baby shampoo. Incidentally, this procedure they are very even positive. Sphinx bathed about once every two weeks. Some cats of this breed even know how to swim, that readily show when they are washed in a bathtub. Water Treatments will bring many positive emotions and the cat and owner, but when swimming and watch carefully to not contaminate Cat in the ears or eyes.

Sphynx ears are not protected by hair, so the extent of contamination they should be very carefully cleaned the special lotion. Also need to carefully trim the claws. Claws mow special kogterezami, biting only the most tip.

To maintain heat sphinxes requires a lot of energy. Therefore, they always have a good appetite and feed them need a lot. You can feed special prepared food. Than qualitative picked up food for your kitten, the healthier it will be. B cold days is necessary to increase the degree of caloric intake to sphinxes not freezing.

Vitamins and Supplements in nutrition and good health of the sphinx is unnecessary and even harmful, because they can disrupt the natural balance vitamins in the body cat. Giving them can only be to appoint a veterinarian and in strictly limited quantities.

Sphynx are very intelligent and sociable. Playful and mischievous, they remain until retirement. This cat is very necessary partner for the games and if you can not devote much time sphinx might even make a few stands animals. These cats are very friendly and easy to get contact with other pets.

From birth a sphinx without any problems, unlike some other farmed species. Cats well tolerated during pregnancy and themselves to cope with childbirth. These gentle and caring cats very pronounced maternal instincts, which is especially valuable. Females at birth and bringing up the offspring even help each other. Cats lick and warm kittens, participate in games and education.

Sphynx — very sociable and active cats. Taking home a cute animal, remember that the Sphinx will always join you in all your affairs and to communicate with everyone who comes into your home.

Standard World Cat Federation (WCF) for the breed Sphynx (Canadian Sphinx)

Body: Medium size, muscular, circular, strong. This skeleton relatively slim. Thorax broad, massive, rounded belly. The limbs also have an elegant structure, but the muscles strong. The forelegs are set wide because of the broad chest. Paws oval with long toes. The tail is long, thin, hlystoobrazny, without wool, but allowed the brush at the tip (lion's tail).

HEAD: Medium size, slightly rounded modified wedge, not much more in length than in width, with prominent cheekbones and short, powerful, well-defined rounded snout. Curved profile. The neck is medium length, muscular.

Ears: Very large, wide-set, broad at the base, completely devoid of brushes. Acceptable slight pubescence at the base outside of the ear.

Eyes: Large, in the form of a lemon, put a slight angle. The distance between them slightly larger width of the eye. Eye color should harmonize with coat color of the skin.

Coat: The skin may have only a minimal invisible fluff, it's like a baby's skin. On the forehead, neck and extremities are the folds. The muzzle may be a short pubescence. Whiskers are desired.

Color: All colors are accepted, the description is in the list of colors.

Disadvantages: Too strong similarities with both Devon Rex and Cornish Rex with a serious shortcoming.

Origin.
Canadian Sphinx is one of several breeds of hairless cats, farmed for decorative purposes. At the present time the breed is still in the process of formation, and there are several international federations breeders with breed standards.

The reason for the loss of the wool cover progenitors of this breed, but like all other rock sphinxes, is unclear. This is probably due to the solitary natural mutations, which were subsequently supported and retained in the progeny by crossbreeding with korotkoshestnymi breeds of cats. Now the offspring of parents hairless sphynx born and hairless, although with very different number on its snout and tail.

Hairless cats found in many countries, including USA, Canada, Australia and France. In 1902, Mr.. Shinick in a letter to «The Book of the Cats», talked about his two hairless cats Nellie and Dick, purchased from the Indians in New Mexico. They were brother and sister and have never had offspring. Breed Sphynx such as we know them today began in June 1978 in Toronto, Canada, when a bald kitten was found on the streets of Toronto in Ontario.

Cote, nicknamed Bambi, was terribly mutilated, required surgical removal of damaged genitals. Bambi lived first with the Shirley Smith, breeder of Siamese. When her health began to deteriorate, she gave the cat to a friend, who later in 1990 transferred to the nursery Vambi AZTEK, owner of Linda Birks. Bambi lived with Linda until his death in 1997, aged 19 years. Bambi's mother subsequently gave birth to two hairless kittens Punkie and Paloma. They were sent to the Netherlands to Dr. Hugo Hernandes. Punkie on his cat breeds Devon Rex Curare van Jetrophin birth to litter of 5 kittens. In 1975 on a farm in Minnesota naked kitten was born from a black classic tabby shorthaired cat named Jezabelle. A year later, the second was born a kitten named Dermis.

The father of these two kittens are not known. In 1981 they were sold in the nursery of Stardust, Oregon. Kim Mueske, breeder kennel Starduse started breeding program, using the American Shorthair for cross-breeding and, later, Devon Rex, on the advice of Dr. Solveig Pflueger.Ot 1966 and until today the history of the breed sphynx continues.