New Litter due December 4, 2014 - Currently accepting
CATS - THE FELINES RANKED IN ORDER OF FRIENDLINESS
study, which involved 129 cats from 14 breeds, as well as
crossbreeds, ranked the felines in order of friendliness
Somalis, Siamese, Russian blues and exotic shorthairs were all
The domestic shorthair - or the common moggy - scored lowest
Located in Windsor, Ontario, we are able to ship within Canada or from USA
Included in your kitten purchase are the following:
Vaccinations, spay, neuter, congenital health and temperament guarantee,
contract, registration with CFA, pet insurance for 6 weeks.
You will have full
support for the lifetime of your cat. Guarantee against HCM until cat is 5
years of age.
Susan , Holistic Animal Practitioner - I take several forms of payment. If
you choose to pay with pay pal (4% service fee applies)
ORIGIN OF SPHYNX CATS - A TRUE CANADIAN
Contrary to Popular belief the Sphynx cat did NOT come from Egypt..
The first hairless cat was born in 1966 to a domestic cat who gave birth to a
hairless kitten in Toronto, Canada. It was discovered to be a natural
mutation and the Sphynx cat, as we know it today, came into existence. This cat
and a few other naturally hairless cats have been found worldwide. These have
magically been produced by Mother Nature and are the foundation for this unusual
breed. Cat breeders in Europe and North America have bred the Sphynx to normal
coated cats and then back to hairless for more than thirty years. The purpose of
these selective breedings was to create a genetically sound cat with a large
gene pool and hybrid vigor. This is a very robust breed with few health or
The Sphynx is not always totally hairless; there can be a fine down on the
body, which makes the cat feel like a warm peach. Some light hair is often
present on the nose, tail and toes. The texture of the Sphynx skin has been
compared to a suede covered hot water bottle or a heated chamois. All colors and
patterns are possible and may be presented at any stage of maturity. The color
is seen in the pigment of the skin and the few hairs that they do have. One of
the questions most asked is “Don’t they get cold?” Well, of course, if it
is too cold for you it will be too cold for a hairless cat too. However, these
cats are smart enough to find a warm human, dog or cat to curl up with or they
will get under your bed covers.
This is a substantial cat, medium sized and strong, with adult males being
larger than adult females. Sphynx have sturdy boning and good muscle development
and should have a bit of a belly as if they just finished dinner. They have an
open-eyed, intelligent face and a friendly expression.
The Sphynx are extremely inquisitive and love to be the center of attention.
They perform silly antics for your entertainment and are sometimes downright
clumsy.. .on purpose it seems. They make great show cats because of this ”look
at me” attitude and they are easy for judges to handle. They prefer human
attention but enjoy the company of dogs and other cats. They have an abundance
of energy and mischief and are always with you, on you or showing off for you.
“Love Mooch” is the perfect term for these amazing cats.
Because of the lack of hair that would normally absorb body oils, the Sphynx
needs periodic bathing and ear cleaning. This is not a difficult task with a cat
that has been acclimated from kittenhood with bathing and grooming proper for
Some people who suffer from cat allergies can tolerate living with Sphynx
cats. However, depending on the type and severity of the individual’s allergic
reactions, there are still people who cannot live with this breed.
The Sphynx was accepted for competition in the Championship Class by The Cat
Fanciers’ Association (CFA) in February of 2002. Sphynx lovers feel this is
one of the most rare and unusual breeds in the cat fancy today…Sphynx are pure
Sphynx are rare and most breeders have a waiting list for their kittens.
Pet sphynx kittens are $1400.00
Pricing on Sphynx kittens sold as breeders usually depends on type, applicable markings and bloodlines
distinguished by Grand Champion (GC), National, National Breed and/or Regional
winning parentage (NW, BW, RW) or of Distinguished Merit parentage (DM). The DM
title is achieved by the dam (mother) having produced five CFA grand
champion/premier (alter) or DM offspring, or sire (father) having produced
fifteen CFA grand champion/premier or DM offspring. Usually breeders make
kittens available between twelve and sixteen weeks of age. After twelve weeks,
kittens have had their basic inoculations and developed the physical and social
stability needed for a new environment, showing, or being transported by air.
Keeping such a rare treasure indoors, neutering or spaying and providing
acceptable surfaces (e.g. scratching posts) for the natural behavior of
scratching (CFA disapproves of declawing or tendonectomy surgery) are essential
elements for maintaining a healthy, long and joyful life.