OVERVIEW & HISTORY
The Sphynx Cat breed originated from Canada and descends from a genetic mutation.
In 1966 Ontario (Canada) a cat named Elizabeth had a litter of kittens and one was practically hairless.
The owner of the kitten called him “Prune” due to his wrinkled, bald appearance. “Prune” was mated with his mother, which then produced a litter of hairless kittens.
This established the second generation of hairless kittens in a natural mutation, this was managed in order to preserve the breed.
In 1970s two sets of hairless cats emerged in North America from Toronto there was Bambi, Punki, and Paloma, then in Minnesota the offspring of a short haired farm cat called Jezebel, which included Prune’s offspring this formed the genetic Sphynx Breed line. Dutch Breeder Hugo Hermandez imported two of the younger cats named Paloma and Punkie to the Netherlands, which were Prune’s last two descendants in a view to breed a pedigree there.
In time this established a European line marking the beginning of the ancestry of Sphynx cat Breed.
Sphynx Cats are very confident, energetic, and intelligent. They show an inquisitive nature showing an interest in all what you do with their amazing curious nature. In regards to love and affectionate they have abundance of it they are loyal companions the Sphynx Cat will shroud you with devotion and faithfullness all day and everyday. The active and sociable Sphynx Kittens especially is a perfect choice for families and children, keeping you entertained with their playful personality also they are friendly and sociable with other household pets too.
The Sphynx/Bambino breed lack hair around their ears, so they are prone to wax and dirt build-up, and that can produce infections, and ear mites.
In my opinion using a liquid ear cleaning solution such as “Dechra Cleanaural Ear Cleanser” is a simple powerful and effective way of keeping your cats ears clean. Cleaning ears just once a week is sufficient to avoid excessive earwax build up, a cleanser that rapidly dissolves the harden accumulated wax in the ears, wipe any excess fluid with a cotton wool pad, a gentle and mild solution that can be used for regular use to maintain good ear hygeine.
Dental hygiene is important to the Sphynx Cat to prevent gingivitis which may then cause periodontal disease, it is important to brush the teeth two to three times a week with a special feline toothbrush and toothpaste. There are alternatives for oral care which are speciality formulated into treats with a abrasive texture, which can remove plaque and control tartar build-up. Also schedule an annual dental cleaning treatment and advice at the your Veterinary Practice for your brush-resistant Sphynx Cat
if you are having difficulty cleaning your cats teeth.
Sphynx Cats should have their claws trimmed regularly and cleaned to prevent common problems such as overgrown claws, which can be painful when walking, thus causing infection abscess and ingrowing claws.
Claws are easily clipped back by your Veterinary Practice or Pet Grooming Establishments, and also you can spoil your cat to a well deserved Pedicure and Beauty Treatment for their Feet and Claws as a treat.
Sphynx Cat – Hypertrophic Cardiopulmonary
HCM is a serious hereditary disease that causes a thickening of the heart muscle in effect restricting flow of blood and is believed to be largely genetic in origin with several breeds susceptible to the disease including the Sphynx Cat.
Although there is no known cure for this condition , with prompt diagnoses you can prevent this happening to your Sphynx Cat with regular heart examinations and check-ups at your local Veterinary or Practice Animal Cardiologist which practices in electrocardiography.
General Breeding Policies
The registration as a Sphynx Breeder is just the first step to becoming a professional breeder. When you buy these particular cats and kittens you will have to be registered by their breeder, you will need to register the litter that your cats give birth to, and that registry would be GCCF (Governing Council of the Cat Fancy ) they are the largest organisation in the United Kingdom.
The GCCF does immensely understand all about Sphynx Cats the information registration policies ensure that the genetic code cannot be introduced into any other breeds.
These cats are virtually hairless they require appropriate care and attention because they have greasy and oily skin, which is needing to be washed regularly. Sphynx Cats need systematic care and attention to detail when bathing and grooming because they have delicate skin, Overall body cleaning maintenance are one of the necessary, and abiding requirements for this special breed of cat and reflects the obligations of the Professional Sphynx Breeder
Positive statement for prospective owners
The reaction to the Sphynx Cat is their appearance. This stunning breeds personality is outstanding and is one of the most intelligent breeds of cat in the world, in regards to its companionship they are affection and loyal also they have abundance of energy, they love to be centre of attention because of their sociable attitude. This particular cat breed is perfect choice for families and children and would provide you with long lasting loyal friendship and devotion .
It is important to keep their coat clean and free from excess oils. At least once a week is recommended you bath your Sphynx Cat. It is recommended you use a gentle sensitive baby shampoo scent-free lotion or oils. In addition good care is needed to your Sphynx Cats eyes they are very sensitive due to the lack of eyelashes, dust can accumulate there, just using a warm damp cloth will keep their eyes free from waste matter.