The result of a spontaneous mutation, this hairless cat is covered by a soft down. The Sphynx is an affectionate, happy companion cat. They are sociable, alert and very curious. Their skin feels warm and soft to the touch and they make a good bed buddy on cold nights. They are not hypoallergenic, despite the lack of hair they have the same amount of Fel-d-1 protein in their saliva as other cats do.
The Sphynx cat is a breed of cat known for its lack of coat fur. Hairlessness in cats is a naturally occurring genetic mutation; however, the Sphynx cat, as a breed, was developed through selective breeding , starting in the s. Whiskers may be present, either whole or broken, or may be totally absent. The cats have a narrow, long head, and webbed feet. Their skin is the color that their fur would be, and all the usual cat markings solid, point, van, tabby, tortie, etc.
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