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The Sphynx breed is a result of crossing the hairless kittens of a Canadian couple to those of a Minnesotan couple in 1978. The result of this crossing became the foundation of the Sphynx.

Though the Sphynx does not have fur, her skin comes in a variety of colors and patterns including white, black, red, chocolate, lavender, various tabby patterns, tortoiseshell, calico, bicolor, and pointed and mink patterns.

Whether it’s thanks to their personality or their lack of fur to keep them warm, this breed is highly affectionate and loves to cuddle up with her owners.

The wildly unique look of the hairless cat made cat lovers want to continue breeding the Sphynx.

Sphynx cats are extraordinarily affectionate. They are more dog-like in this regard, and will even wag their tails around their owners in a dog-like fashion.

The old French breed standard describes the Sphynx as “part monkey, part dog, part child, and part cat.” They love to run, jump, chase, and play, and are quite acrobatic.