Other name: Canadian Sphynx

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Life expectancy

The Sphynx has a life expectancy of between 8 and 20 years


Adult size

Female Approximately 12 in
Male Approximately 14 in

Adult weight

Female Between 7 and 11 lb
Male Between 9 and 13 lb
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Purchase price

The Sphynx costs between £250 and £800

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More details about the Sphynx

Sphynx: Origins and history

The first hairless cat that was bred was born in the city of Toronto in the province of Ontario in Canada in 1966. The little female was named Plum. People tried to reproduce it with mixed successes. After about 30 years of crossbreeding mainly in France, we obtained the breed as we know it today. In Mexico, very old murals depicting hairless cats have been discovered. Other research suggests that the Aztecs bred and worshipped the Sphynx.

Sphynx: Purchase price

On average the price of a Sphynx kitten is between £250 and £800, dependent on lineage, breeder, age and gender. It costs on average £30/month to provide for its needs, to offer a quality diet and ensure it is healthy.

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