The sphynx is the most well-known hairless cat breed, having originated in Canada in the 1960s. The sphynx was formed through crossbreeding with shorthair cats to establish a healthy, broad gene pool, as a result of a naturally occurring recessive genetic mutation. The face, legs, and tail of some sphynx cats have a downy coat or patches of fur.
Overview of the Breed :
- 8 to 10 INCHES IN HEIGHT
- WEIGHT: TEN TO TWELVE POUNDS
- PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Hairless; wrinkled skull; slim frame