Before choosing an animal, whatever the race,
it is important to be well informed as to the care and time
to be devoted to the animal.
Since a couple of years people have developped a special kindling towards Sphynx cats. During this time however, some persons have improvised themselves breeders. It is important to know good from bad breeders. Here are some pointers to help you make the difference and also to help you make your choice.
Good breeders will concentrate their energy on few races at a time. They will be preoccupied by the sociabilization of the kittens. They will present their studs and queens at shows and competitions. They always aspire to better the standards of the race.
They have their studs and queens regularly tested for breeding standards. They have vaccines administered, give vermifuge and insure medical follow-ups with their veterinary. They also offer a health guarantee.
They register their cats and kittens at feline associations. They give quality food to all their cats and kittens and insure a follow-up with their buyers.
They respect the breeding cyle of their queens, they do not over-use or abuse them. They check the pedigrees of their breeders to avoid bloodline crosses when breeding. They rarely sell kittens with reproduction rights unless the buyer is another recognized or certified breeder, this to maintain the purity of the race.
Bad breeders don't worry about the health or well-being of their kittens or breeders. Often the animals are kept in cages and thus are not socialized.
They don't follow up on their buyers and often sell with breeding rights to quickly make more money.
We never see them at shows or competitions and they don't have a web site.
In your search for a pet companion we suggest that you visit some catteries and compare quality, health and standard. Usually, if the kitten stands up to these criteria it will sell around 1100.00$ and more.
We also encourage you to consult certified breeders websites.
The Sphynx doesn’t have any hair to absorb it’s sebum, this is why they must be bathed regularly using a soft shampoo (Sebolux) for it’s skin. In between baths, they may be cleaned with non-perfumed kitty wipes. It is preferable that they be familiarized early with water contact. Their ears are a regular little wax factory. They necessitate a steady care.
Even if a Sphynx cat is hairless, there still may be an allergy risk. It is preferable to visit a breeder to check a person’s degree of allergy.
The Sphynx is exceptionally meek and affectionate. He adores the company of humans and other animals. He’s a real “glue” cat. He is also very agile, curious and sometimes mischievous. The Sphynx has the reputation to be very intelligent, some qualify him as a “dog-cat”.
The Sphynx is not more or less fragile than other felines and his life expectancy is comparable. Like his fellow creatures he seeks hot spots, this is why he likes to sneak under a pile of clothes or blankets. When several Sphynx sleep together they coil up against each other. They also look for heat spots like heating elements and computer monitors.
They do not fear chill more than other races of cats but they do not like to face the cold. In the summer time, they must be protected from sunrays if they are to go outside. Therefore it is recommended to keep them inside.
In the Sphynx categorie, all colors are permitted, it’s dress-up is defined by the pigmentation of it’s skin. Some colors are more varied in some individuals than others.
Their skin is very wrinkled giving the impression that he has too much. Some individuals have some underfur on their ears, nose or tale.
All our cats are sold spayed/neutered to protect the race and prevent undesireable cross breeding.
Beware if:
-A breeder oversells his cats because of the color of his eyes or of a rare body shade.
-A breeder asserts that his cats are hypo-allergenic.
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