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History of the Sphynx

The Sphynx as we know it today is originally a Canadian breed that derives from a spontaneous genetic mutation. In 1966, one of a litter of kittens born to an ordinary short-haired black and white domestic cat was born hairless. The hairless kitten was then bred back to its mother and another hairless cat was born.
The Sphynx's relative hairlessness is a result of a recessive genetic mutation Both parents need to carry the "hairlessness" gene in order to have all of the resulting kitten born hairless.
People eventually referred to them as Sphynx Cats, because of their resemblance to an ancient Egyptian cat sculpture. This is an intelligent, inquisitive, comical, extremely friendly breed that is people-oriented. They are demanding for human attention and will do anything for a laugh and attention. We call it annoyingly friendly.
Sphynx commonly greet their owners at the front door showing their happiness that you returned. Sphynx are known to be the lap cat of all lap cats. Due to their hairlessness they seek out warmth. This may be YOU!
Sphynx cats are a good choice for people who suffer from cat dander allergies.

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