• Jan 13, 2020

On a photo: Canadian sphinx. Photo: murkote.com
Breed "the Canadian sphinx" appeared accidentally. In fact, it is result of a genetic mutation: at an ordinary cat the nonhairy kitten was born. The breed arose in Canada in the 70th years of the 20th century.
Sphinxes not absolutely nonhairy — their body is covered with the thin down underfur almost imperceptible to an eye. To the touch the skin of the Canadian sphinx reminds suede.
In spite of the fact that the species of a nonhairy cat can frighten off many, owners very much value the pets. Canadian sphinxes active and naughty. They are sociable, nonaggressive and forgiving, are very attached to owners and need constant attention.
Therefore transfer loneliness badly and are not suitable for very busy persons, spending outdoors the most part of time.
of These cats should preserve against direct exposure to sunlight and against cold.
the Canadian sphinxes are hypoallergenic therefore they can be recommended even to families in which someone has an allergy. However before getting a kitten, nevertheless it is worth being reinsured and pass tests for an allergy.

History of breed sphinx Canadian

Other names of breed Canadian sphinx

Outdated names: Canadian bald, lunar cat.

Names of hybrids of a sphinx: сфинксамез – all hybrids with a color колорпойнт хэмингуэй a sphinx or a polysphinx (a hybrid of a sphinx and polidaktilny cat) минкс (a hybrid of a sphinx and a manks).

History of breed Canadian sphinx

the History of breed the Canadian sphinx is rather new. Nonhairy cats began to be bred in Canada in 1966. There were they accidentally: at an ordinary domestic cat the "naked" kitten was born. He was crossed to mother and received posterity in which there were kittens without wool. But the line of these cats was interrupted in 1977

In 1975 the kitten without wool was born in the USA (State of Minnesota). And in 1978 in Canada found some more such cats. They also became primogenitors of modern sphinxes.

during breeding work of sphinxes crossed about Devon-reksami.

the Final standard was adopted in 2002

Sphinxes, in turn, "participated" in creation of breed минскин.

Description of the Canadian sphinx

the Description of the Canadian sphinx is reflected by b title=" in standards of breed.
At a sphinx the dense, roundish, brawny body which is almost deprived of wool (it remains behind ears, at a nose and can be present at a tip of a tail and paws). They hot to the touch (body temperature of an adult sphinx — 39 — 40 degrees, a kitten — up to 42 degrees).
Back extremities are longer than lobbies because of what at sphinxes a peculiar gait. Paws are large, oval, with the extended fingers and thick small pillows.
Neck long, brawny.
A muzzle wedge-shaped, with high cheekbones, height is a little more than width.
Ears disproportionately big, wide in the basis, with the rounded-off tips.
Eyes slightly slanting, in a form remind a lemon. The look is attentive, alerted.
Tail long, hlystovidny.
Skin thick, suede to the touch, forms folds on the head, a muzzle, a neck, a stomach and it is a little on the case. On a body skin is hardly tense. Kittens are born from wrinkled, kind of "excess" skin.
Unlike cats of other breeds, the Canadian sphinxes sweat.
Wool in the form of a short velvety down covers the surface of a muzzle, ears, curls a streamlet along a back. On a nose and on small pillows вибрисс it is a little longer.
Paws and a tip of a tail, and also a scrotum at cats are covered with the thinnest down too. So the cat cannot be considered absolutely hairless, but the abundance of strands of wood on skin is considered defect.
The color can be any, except for pale lilac, chocolate or Siamese. On a neck there can be a roundish speck of pink color, tiny white specks are admissible in a navel and nipples.

Nature of the Canadian sphinx

Features of nature of the Canadian sphinx

On character the Canadian sphinxes — active, naughty, playful cats. They are curious, sociable, quickly become attached to the owner, need constant attention.
But curiosity can ruin a sphinx, for example, if he tastes accidentally left needles, buttons or beads. Be attentive.
Unlike many tribespeople, sphinxes are appeasable, absolutely deprived of rancor and are not aggressive. They perfectly get on with children and patiently bear even involuntary roughness. They cannot almost be enraged.
However they are allocated with the thin sincere organization and react to aggression very badly.
If on a sphinx to shout or, especially, to beat, the cat will get the hardest psychological trauma. The discontent can be shown, using strict, but soft tone — the sphinx perfectly will understand that it was wrong.
Sphinxes are clever, easily study. Can bring small objects in teeth, execute tricks, open doors. Willingly go to walks on a lead therefore in a sunny weather they can be brought to a grass. But you watch that the sphinx did not burn in the sun.
the Canadian sphinxes perfectly get on with other animals. They are not afraid of dogs, and the hunting instinct at them is practically absent.
Sphinxes are not indifferent to plants. Therefore that they did not attempt upon your ficus, buy them a tray with a special grass.
the Sphinx will be grateful if you get for it not only a toy, but also gymnastic apparatus and labyrinths.
They are hypoallergenic
so they are suitable even for families in which there is a person having an allergy.
transfer Loneliness badly therefore they need the owner, spending at home the most part of time.

As the nature of the Canadian sphinx affects behavior

the Canadian sphinxes will divide your hobbies, will follow you on heels, to watch TV and to help to work at the computer. The main thing — to be the focus of attention. If you play with a cat, she will be happy.
By the way, sphinxes — magnificent interlocutors. They look to you in the face also listen carefully that creates feeling of full dialogue.
Sphinxes are talkative, they have a wide range of intonations and timbres of a voice and the developed mimicry. And the content itself and people around constantly is reflected in "alien" muzzles.

Care of the Canadian sphinx

Features of care of the Canadian sphinx

sphinxes have no wool therefore they are sensitive to drafts and cold.
is the best of all if indoors there are 20 — 25 degrees. During cold of a cat it is possible to dress.
Sphinxes sweat, at the same time the brownish raid is allocated. If there is too much it, it can be symptom of a metabolic disorder.

Hygienic care of the Canadian sphinx

regularly wipe Skin of a sphinx with a damp sponge or bathe (at most 2 times a week). For bathing use special means or soft children's shampoo with the low level of acidity. After washing of a sphinx carefully wipe to avoid overcooling.
Regularly you clean ears of a sphinx.

Feeding of the Canadian sphinx

Sphinxes do not complain of appetite. If you decided to feed a cat with a natural forage, crude meat (mutton, beef) or a bird (a turkey, chicken) has to make a basis.
Can give an offal (a boiled hem or a liver). once a week the cat can be treated with boiled egg or a boiled ocean fish. Add to food fermented baked milk or unsweetened cottage cheese and also porridges (rice or oat). 7 — 10 percent of a diet make vegetables and greens.

Well-known Canadian sphinxes

the Canadian sphinxes at cinema

the Canadian sphinxes took part in shootings of movies "Alien", "Austin Pauers" and "Star Wars".

Famous owners of the Canadian sphinxes

of Representatives of breed the Canadian sphinx were chosen as favourites by Vlad Lisovets, Nikas Safronov and Vladimir Tishko.

the Canadian sphinxes are stars of the Internet

However, among Canadian sphinxes is celebrities. One of them — a cat from Canada by the name of Kayro. He was called "a cat which hates you". And the owner who shares a photo in Instagram, jokes that its growl reminds "roar of the Gremlin or a velotsiraptor".
 Canadian sphinx of Kayro On a photo: well-known Canadian sphinx of Kayro. Photo: google.by

Need for communication
Friendliness to children
Loyalty to other pets
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Ease in leaving
Information on breed

to Protect
Origin Canada
Group on wool Nonhairy
Life expectancy of 8 — 14 years
of Feature from cold and direct sunshine
Weight of 3 — 5 kg
to Whom suits For families, the most part of time spending at home

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