Sphynx cats are a medium to large-sized breed of cat, with a heavy, muscular appearance. As a high-energy cat with great balance and excellent climbing skills, they love being the centre of attention and performing for a crowd.
Average Life Span: 8-14 years
Coat Colours: white, black, red, chocolate, lavender, various tabby patterns, tortoiseshell, calico, bicolour, and pointed and mink patterns
Weight: a weight range of 6 to 12 pounds.
The Sphynx is an extrovert. Their outgoing nature means they are very affectionate towards people, and they also mix well with other animals. A Sphynx’s adventurous side can put them in danger, so they are best suited to being an indoor-only cat.
As a hairless cat, a Sphynx is less likely to trigger reactions in people that are allergic to cats. Since it’s a cat’s body oils that typically produce the allergic reaction, no breed is entirely hypoallergenic. So, if you’re thinking about getting a Sphynx because of a sensitivity to allergies, it’s sensible to do more research first.
Despite a lack of hair, it’s important to groom a Sphynx. A regular bathing routine at least once a week, to remove the build-up of body oils, is sufficient to keep the skin healthy. As a hairless cat, it’s also important that a Sphynx is not overexposed to the sun, which can cause the skin to burn.
Overall, a Sphynx adores attention, cuddles and play. As affectionate cats with huge personalities, they will bring fun and love into any home.