About Sphynx Cats

The Sphynx originated in 1966 in Toronto, Ontario, with a kitten named “Prune” who’s mother was a black and white domestic short hair. Although there have been reports of hairless cats throughout history, this was the start of the discovery and breeding of this beautiful and naturally occurring appearance. Two more hairless siblings were born in the early 1970s , named “Dermis and Epidermis”. Together with a few other found hairless kittens, they worked together to create the first attempt at the hairless breed.

Sphynx in general are very affectionate cats by nature. Sphynx are eager to meet visitors, and tend to pout if they are ignored. However, good luck ignoring these little ones. They love to be held, pet, and most of all loved. While most cats have a limit for affection before running off, Sphynx do not. You will find Sphynx crawling into your bed at night under your covers, and snuggling up to you while watching TV. My babies have been known to sit on my shoulders while I’m doing housework, yelling at me for affection while I’m making dinner, and even interrupting my shower time!

Sphynx cats are most definitely NOT low maintenance. They require a lot of both physical and emotional attention.