Grooming Needs: Needs occasional baths for oily skin and regular ear cleaning
Activity Level: High
Social Needs: Enjoy the company of humans and pets
Associations: Sphynx are accepted in all USA/Canadian cat registries.
About The Sphynx Sphynx cats are known for relative hairlessness, although their muscular, athletic bodies are actually covered with soft down. Pet Sphynx may have more hair, and they may grow light hair in colder homes. Their skin feels like warm, soft suede. Their skin colors correspond to the coat patterns they would have had if they had grown fur.
Sphynx love play, and while they enjoy games with their owners and other pets, they can keep themselves amused with toys. When playtime is over, they'll look for the warmest spot in the house for a nap -- a handy lap, a sunny window, or under covers. In colder months, many Sphynx appreciate warm sweaters to keep off the chill, and in warmer months, Sphynx need sunblock to protect their skin if taken outside on a leash and harness.
Despite being hairless, Sphynx are not hypoallergenic. They still produce the allergy-causing dander and saliva.
Did You Know? Because they still produce skin oils to maintain a coat, Sphynx may need regular bathing or wiping down with a warm damp cloth. Their large ears also lack hair, meaning that wax can build up, so regular ear cleaning is necessary.