Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Hairless Cats History And Origin

Today's post will touch a little bit on the history and origin of hairless cats. Since 1990's, there are various cases of hairless cats that were detected around the world but the first successful and recognized hairless cat breed is what we can see today, the Sphynx. Back in 1903, two hairless kittens were born in New Mexico and was called the New Mexican Hairless cats. It was told that the cats were obtained from Pueblo Indians around Albuquerque. Then in 1950, three hairless kittens were produced by a pair of Siamese cats in Paris, France but only occurs when those two mated and not for other pairing.

Today's Sphynx or hairless cats was originated from Canada in 1966. The cat's name is Prune but died without having any descendants. Soon after, in 1967, a longhaired mother cat was rescued in Toronto, along with her several hairless kittens. Two were brought to Europe where one was bred to a Devon Rex. The breeding program was successful and resulted with hairless offsprings that became the foundation of today's Sphynx. The name sphynx comes from their overall look which resemble an ancient Egyptian cat sculpture.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Hairless Cats Basic Appearance

Hairless Cats ImageHairless Cats or commonly known as Sphynx, is one of the rarest among cat breeds. Their unique appearance makes them stands out more in public and we can straight away know a hairless cat when we see one. Although they are not the favorite for many cat lovers because of their bizarre appearance, different peoples have different perspective I must say. I for myself is quite fond with my hairless cat as she is extremely playful and affectionate to other things, mostly at me. For any of you guys that intend to adopt a cat, I would highly recommend that you to try out a sphynx or hairless cat breed. Read the rest of this post to find more information on their basic appearance.

Similar to any other cats, they can be in many colors including black, brown, white or red. Some of hairless cats also have a combination of colors like red and black, white and brown, etc.

Hairless Cats are classified as a medium-sized cats with thick and muscular body. Most males weight between 8 to 10 pounds while females range from 5 to 8 pounds.

In theory, they do have hair despite being called as hairless cats. But the length of the hairs are barely enough for one to see from afar since it's too short.

Face Shape
They posses a wedge-shaped face, which resemble an upside-down triangle. They also have a long and large ears with big oval-shaped eyes.

Unlike any other cat breeds that have a long whiskers, Hairless cats only have short curly whiskers and most of them don't have any at all.

That's it for today post and I hope you are well informed of Hairless Cats appearance.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Hairless Cats Documentary Video

This is a short video of hairless cats from an English TV program called TVB-E. It briefly explained on how they would usually react with other things around them. Hairless Cats or Sphynx is a rare breed of cat that are incredibly affectionate to their surroundings even without a normal coating like any other cats. Although they look might be a little bizarre, this type of breed are the best option for those who have cat allergies. Because of their lack of hair, they will consume a whole lot more than any other cats would be. It's simply because they need an extra energy to keep them warm.

Hope you enjoy this short explanation video on Hairless Cats. ^_^