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HEALTH AND CULTIVATION




Sphynx Standard
 
Category III SPH Sphynx Standard
General
Size
medium, surprising weight for its size
Head
Shape
modified wedge with rounded contours, slightly longer than wide
Skull
skull slightly rounded with a flat plane on the forehead
Profile
slight to moderate stop at bridge of a straight nose
Cheeks
prominent cheekbones
 
Muzzle/chin
strong rounded muzzle and a firm chin
Whiskers
whole or broken, coarse
 
Ears
Shape
large, broad at base and open, slightly rounded tips Interior is totally hairless
slight amount of hair allowed on lower outside edges and on the back of the ear
Placement
upright, set at a slight angle on the head, not flaring
Eyes
Shape
lemon shaped, large, slanting to outer edge of ear
slightly more than an eye width between eyes
Colour
ideally to conform to skin colour
Neck 
medium length, shape is rounded and well muscled
arches from shoulders to base of skull
powerfull, especially in males
Body
Structure
medium long, hard and muscular, not delicate
full rounded abdomen, but not fat
broad rounded chest
Legs
length in proportion with body, medium long
hind legs slightly longer than front
front legs widely set
medium boning, firm and muscular
Paws
oval with long slender, prominent toes
pads thicker than in other breeds, giving the cat the appearance of walking on “air cushions”
Tail
slender, broader at the base and tapering to the tip
length in proportion to body
lion tail (puff of hair on tip) acceptable

Coat and skin
Texture
appears hairless, may be covered with short, fine down
chamois-like, a feeling of resistance may be felt when stroking the skin of some cats
Wrinkles
wrinkled skin desirable especially around the muzzle, between the ears and around the shoulders, although wrinkling should not be so pronounced that it affects the cat’s normal functions
short, soft, fine hair is allowed on the feet, across the bridge of the nose and cheekbones, at the back of the ears, the scrotum and the tip of the tail
Colour
all colour varieties and patterns are permitted, including those with white. Any amount of white is permitted
for colour varieties refer to tables below
Remarks
•the cat should not be small or dainty
•males may be significantly larger so long as proper proportions are maintained
•the Sphynx is sweet-tempered, lively, intelligent and amenable to handling
 
Faults
 Head
•straight profile
•narrow head
•lack of wrinkles on the head
 
Body
•overall small cat
•body that is too thin
•frail appearing or delicate or fine boned
•too cobby or Oriental
 
Coat
•significant amounts of hair anywhere else as described under coat
•any indication of wavy hair or suggestion of the DRX or SPH in molt
•any means of hair removal

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