An excellent companion for those looking for a hairless, minimal grooming, enthusiastic, and intelligent cat.

Breed Overview

These hairless domestic cats are extremely devoted, loyal, and enjoy wagging their tails to their human companions. They possess characteristics of monkeys, dogs, children, and cats. They can perform aerialist feats like monkeys, wag their tails like dogs, purr like cats, and are very playful, mischievous, and lovable like children. They are very playful, enthusiastic, active, docile, sometimes vocal, and very intelligent cats. They get along very well with children and other pets. They are ideal companions for singles with other pets, families with children, and experienced cat owners. While they don't require much grooming in the ways of fur, the Sphynx breed does need regular bathing, ear cleaning, and nail trims.

Breed Characteristics

Grooming requirements:
1 = little grooming - 5 = much grooming
Energy level:
1 = low energy - 5 = high energy
Friendliness toward strangers:
1 = shy - 5 = very friendly
Ease of training:
1 = difficult - 5 = easy
Affection toward owners:
1 = independent - 5 = very affectionate

Breed Details & Traits

Body: Medium to medium long, hard, muscular
Coat: Appears hairless, sparse, short

Breed Traits

Curious, Intelligent, Mischievous,

Health Concerns

Common Health Concerns for Sphynx:
Less Common Concerns for Sphynx:
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