The Sphynx Cat, originally from Canada, is a medium sized, hairless coated cat breed that has become quite popular among cat fans around the world. Some people may refer to this cat breed as a Canadian Hairless and Canadian Sphynx because some cats are known by different names. The Sphynx Cats are said to have quite the personality. Their owners have said that they are often gentle, quiet, and friendly. Their personality and demeanor is what makes most owners incredibly happy to have them in their homes for their entire lifespan of 14 years! It is important for a cat owner to understand their cat. Please continue reading to learn more about the Sphynx Cat breed!

Body Characteristics

The Sphynx Cat breed is a medium sized cat compared to other breeds. It is light, long, and tender. This also gives the Sphynx Cat a defining difference when compared to other breeds. While weighing between 7 lbs to 15 lbs the Sphynx Cat breed might be just what you are looking for. The fur (or lack-there-of) of the Sphynx Cat is often described as hairless, smooth, and wrinkly. This is because this Sphynx Cat breed has a strong bloodline! This is one of the most popular cat breeds because of its color scheme. The Sphynx Cat breed is often found in white, black, blue, red, and cream. The long length tail found in most of the Sphynx Cat breed is believed to help the cat with balance, grace, and agility. This is another breed that has rather large sized eyes, but this is not the most predominate feature of the Sphynx Cat breed; because it has so many other qualities that draw one’s attention.


Sphynx Cat breeds adapt immediately to their new environment. They have no physical or emotional when moving into a new home! This cat breed will take the time to meet new people. Owners should expect it to join in the company whenever they have a visitor. The Sphynx Cat breed can be very social, but does not require a lot of interaction. They are a great pet for owners that are looking to spend occasional time with their cats. The Sphynx Cat does a wonderful job keeping the children entertained. This is because it enjoys the company and playfulness of children! The Sphynx Cat breed enjoys the company of dogs. This cat breed is recommended for people that would like to have a cat and a dog in their home. The Sphynx Cat really enjoys snuggling and showing affection. Owners get plenty of love from this cat! This cat breed loves to play so much that it will often wake its owner up, at the start of each day, for playtime. The Sphynx Cat has a slightly higher energy level than average. This allows it to be more active throughout the day. This cat develops habits and routines, and can also be trained because they are highly intelligent.


The Sphynx Cat breed will require some grooming to remain presentable. It may need brushing and bathed a few times each month and also need its nails clipped regularly. Owners of this cat breed must be prepared to clean their home often. The Sphynx Cat breed sheds heavily. The owners of this breed should be prepared for additional costs because health problems are very common in the Sphynx Cat as it ages. As with all pets, owners should expect health problems to occur as the pet gets older. Common health problems for the Sphynx Cat breed are Respiratory Infections, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, andmuscular Dystrophy. People with cat allergies should be safe around the Sphynx Cat breed because it is hypoallergenic and should not cause an allergic reaction. Annually, the Sphynx Cat breed will cost their owner around $950 for upkeep. This does not include the initial purchase price that ranges between $600 – $1100.