The history of the breed


Despite the fact that cats met quite a long time and in many countries, the history of Sphynx started in 1966, and oddly enough in Canada when Ontario was born naked kitten from an ordinary cat named Elizabeth. The kitten was nicknamed Prune.When he grew up, he was tied up with his own mother. As a result, in litter was as hairless and normal kittens. In the future breeding as well used close inbreeding - Prune jibe with their daughters and granddaughters.It resulted in the small number of hairless cats, 2 types, different features of the Constitution. CFA has created for this breed temporary standards. Breeding Sphynx began unsuccessfully received, a small population was unsustainable. And in 1971, CFA abolished the previously created standards. The kittens were born weak, many were sick and often died. Was the version that asserttest associated with gender of the animal, but not confirmed.

in the photo cat Prune.
In 1975 Wadena( minesota, USA) in a litter of domestic cats was born a new hairless kitten, he was given the nickname of the Epidermis. A year from the same cat was born a similar cat, it was called the Dermis. Both animals were purchased by the nursery Z. Stardust. The epidermis became the founder of the first line of hairless cats, which date back some modern pedigrees.
The epidermis and mom.
In 1978 in Toronto sherley Smith saved two kittens left by mother who were born from a domestic Shorthair: a longhair and a black-and-white bald cat(it was called Bambi). Kitty was unfortunately in a poor state, so it had to be castrated. Therefore, in subsequent breeding Bambi did not participate. But surpassed in another, he lived a long and happy life in the kennel" Aztec " in Canada, died at the age of 19 years in 1997, a little before reaching twenty.
In 1980 the mother of Bambi gave birth to two more hairless kittens, two cats. Kittens named Squeaky(Squeakie) and Pinky (Pinky). But neither mother Bambi or cats in the County were not bald, hence baslerstrasse gene was recessive in nature, and the cats were carriers of the gene, and perhaps descendants of prune back. Because of the properties of recessive genes appear in the phenotype of the offspring only when both parents carry this recessive gene. Subsequently, the kittens were sent to Holland, and took part in the breeding of the Canadian Sphynx as a Punk(Punkie) and Paloma(Paloma) Dr. Hernandez.
The Dutch experiments of Dr. Hernandez, made a great contribution to the breeding of Canadian Sphynx breed. Dr. Hernandez tried to cross between Starsky's brother and sister and johnny first. However, the results were not happy, all kittens of a single litter died because the mother abandoned them. After to Dr. Hernendez arrived from Canada Punk and Paloma, he decided to tie Starsky with the arrived ladies. But Starsky never wanted to accept the new cats, and Dr. Hernandez had him castrated in 1981. Paloma gave another Dutch breeder nanny Nathan, and then it was discovered that the cat is pregnant from Starsky of course. It's a shame, it's a shame, come on. Unfortunately Paloma was unable to bear children, and lost the litter. In a Dutch breeders, not a single Sphynx for breeding. And then Dr. Hernandez decided to use the cat breed Devon Rex. Punks tied with Devon Rexam named Carer van Jetrophin(Curare van Jetrophin). And she won, in a litter of hairless kittens were born! For replenishment of genetic material of breed the Canadian Sphynx, began to use regularly cats of breed Devon-Rex thanks to which Canadians became owners of big ears.
Thus, almost at the same time, the Sphynx breed was bred in the United States and in the Netherlands, using cats breed Devon Rex.
In 1985, Carol and Walt Richard of kennel "Britanya" in Texas, began their own breeding program of this breed, with the help of Dr. Salvage of Pflueger, who was Chairman of the Department of genetics in TICA. The cat from this cattery, named Britain Lady Godiva(Lady Godiva Bitanya's), was the first Sphinx, reached in 1986, the title of champion Supreme Grand Champion in TICA and received the title of TICA - Sphinx.
In 2002, the CFA for them was the open class Champions.
Sphynx cats are medium in size with a stocky build, and with a very soft outline shape. Reminiscent of suede, thick skin forms numerous folds on the body. Because of the "zamshelosti" and strong. The most common peg ( different variants of the basic color with white) and white ( Sphynx pinkish hue). Coat remains on the nose and back of ears, also allowed a small amount of gun on the ends of the legs and tail. Feature of the breed is the dense pear-shaped tummy. Hind legs longer than the front, due to which they have formed a peculiar gait. Separately, about the standards of the canadian Sphynx in the article is devoted to the standards of the breed.
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