CATS – Sphynx
The Sphynx cat is a breed of cat known for its lack of coat. Hairlessness in cats is a naturally occurring genetic mutation; however, the Sphynx cat, as a breed, was developed through selective breeding, starting in the 1960s. The Sphynx is not the first instance of hairlessness in domestic cats. This natural, spontaneous mutation has been seen in various locations around the world for more than a century, and probably much longer. At a glance, Sphynx cats appear to be bald, wrinkly, and pot-bellied. However, despite their round bellies and saggy skin, these loveable cats have broad chests, muscular legs, and impressive jumping skills. Sphynxes have wedge-shaped heads and large, lemon-shaped eyes, giving them a curious expression that matches their high intellect. Just because they lack a coat doesn’t mean they lack variety. These kitties still exhibit all the glorious color and pattern variations that other breeds do. The sphynx cat is an energetic, acrobatic performer who loves to show off for attention. Friendly and loving, this is a loyal breed who will follow you around the house and try to involve themselves in whatever you’re doing.
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