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"I care not for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it." ~ Abraham Lincoln "An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language." ~ Martin Buber "Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." ~ Anatole France "In the beginning, God created man, but seeing him so feeble, He gave him the cat" ~ Warren Eckstein

Sphynx Cat

The Sphynx cat appears to be a hairless breed of cat, although it is not truly hairless. Sphynx cat first appeared in Canada in mid-1966, also known as the Canadian hairless cat. Its skin is often wrinkled and feels like soft, warm suede. Adults should retain as many wrinkles as possible, especially on the head, these wrinkles provide much needed insulation. The lack of a thick insulating coat makes the Sphynx very warm to the touch. It is not actually hairless; Its covered with very fine down which is almost difficult to both the eye and the touch. Although it has very little fur, the Sphynx's skin still shows color and pattern. Their skin is the color their fur would be, and all the usual cat marking patterns. And because the sphynx cats appears to have no hair to keep them warm they prefer to cuddle up against other animals and people, they even tend to cuddle up and sleep with their owners under the covers.

Although these cats do not have hair that needs to be combed, they do secrete an oil from their skin and require frequent bathing. Sphynx cat's exposure to outdoor sunlight at length can develop a sunburn, similar to that of human exposure. In general, Sphynx cats should never be allowed outdoors unattended, as they have limited means to conserve body heat in colder temperatures, and their curious nature can take them into dangerous places or situations. The Sphynx is not a delicate cat, extremely patient, tolerant, and intelligent, and above all amenable to handling.

The Sphynx is a medium-sized, muscular cat that appears having eaten a large meal but not fat. The chest is broad, and may tend toward being barrel-chested. The head is slightly longer than it is wide with prominent cheekbones and a distinct whisker break. The neck is powerful, especially in males. Its long, whippy tail tapers from the base to the tip. Its ears are very large and wide at the base; its eyes are are a large, rounded lemon in shape slanting to the outer corner of the ear. The legs are firm and muscular to the feel. Female's legs may be more slender than those of the males. Their hind legs are slightly longer than the front. And their paws are oval, with long, slender toes and the paw pads are thicker than in other breeds, giving the appearance of walking on air cushions.


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