The Sphynx cat is a breed of cat known for its lack of coat (fur). The Sphynx cat, as a breed, was developed through selective breeding, starting in the 1960s.

These breed standards are defined by The International Cat Association (TICA):

Wedge-shaped heads with prominent cheekbones

Large, lemon-shaped eyes

Very large ears with no hair on inside

Well-muscled, powerful neck of medium length

Paw pads thicker than other cats, giving the appearance of walking on cushions

Muscular body

Sphynx are known for their extroverted behavior. They display a high level of energy, intelligence, curiosity, and affection for their owners. They are one of the more dog-like breeds of cats, frequently greeting their owners at the door and friendly when meeting strangers.

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