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Non-Profit cat Club

Sphynx Cat Association

The Sphynx Cat Association was formed in May 2005 by a small group of Sphynx enthusiasts in the UK. There was a need for a friendly and supportive network for breeders, owners and Sphynx lovers alike. We offer advice and support in all matters relating to the Sphynx Cat.

Become a memberAdopt or find a home

Sphynx Cat Association

The Sphynx Cat Association was formed in May 2005 by a small group of Sphynx enthusiasts in the UK. There was a need for a friendly and supportive network for breeders, owners and Sphynx lovers alike. We offer advice and support in all matters relating to the Sphynx Cat.

Become a memberMake a Donation

About Sphynx Cats

The ancestry of the naked Canadian Sphynx cats we have today can be traced back to Elizabeth, a black and white domestic shorthair cat, who gave birth to a hairless male kitten called Prune, in Ontario,Canada in 1966.

Prune was subsequently mated back to his mother and the resulting litter contained both coated and naked kittens. These cats, along with other hairless mutations born later, formed the foundation of Sphynx world-wide.

 

With such a small gene pool, outcrossing was necessary and several breeds were used:- Cornish Rex, American Shorthair, domestic shorthair and, more widely – Devon Rex.

The gene responsible for hairlessness was found to be recessive. That is it has to meet up with a copy of itself before the hairless characteristic shows. Breeders in the early days worked diligently to progress the breed.

Adopt

Adopt a sphynx

Sphynx are known for their delightful personalities and adorable appearance, they also require special care and considerations. Despite their hairless status, they are a much more demanding pet than many of their furry counterparts.

    • Sphynx have big personalities and are very social
    • seek attention and act more like a dog than a cat including running to the door to greet you
    • if you want a cat that is more aloof then don’t get a sphynx
    • generally known to be vocal especially if they want something
    • the Sphynx being hairlessness, does not mean that they’re less work than cats with fur
    • Sphynx make wonderful pets, but you will need to put in the extra time and effort that their care requires.
    • Even if you think ‘I’ve always had cats. How different could it be?’ The answer is very.

 

Services

What We Do

Rescuing Sphynx

Welfare and rescue of Sphynx and Sphynx variants. We are sometimes asked to rehome adult Sphynx but we have never to date had kittens to home.

Fundraising

Part of our commitment to the sphynx breed is that we fundraise so we can provide veterinary treatment, rescue and rehome.

Advice & Support

We are happy to give help, support, and advice wherever we can. We are all experienced in the peculiarities of our chosen breed.

Finding A Home

We work very hard to match the cat with their new owner. This is very important to ensure that the cat and owner are happy together.

Make a Donation

If anyone would like to help us with raising funds for the welfare pot, you could consider donating a raffle prize or an auction item. Cheques, cash, gold, silver are very much appreciated or you can donate a one off or monthly payment. 

Adopt & Foster

Sphynx are known for their delightful personalities however, they also require special care and considerations. Despite their hairless status, they are a much more demanding pet than many of their furry counterparts.

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