What it lacks in fur, the Sphynx makes up for in personality: this breed is not the shy and retiring type. With its huge ears and lemon-shaped eyes, this cat likes to make its presence felt and is always on the lookout for a lap to snuggle into. Clever, sociable and energetic, the Sphynx gets along with other cats, dogs and children, but doesn't like being left alone for long periods of time.
|Colour:||Various, but as Sphynx cats do not have a full coat of fur, this is attributed to the colour and markings of the skin and 'down' (which is like the fuzz on the skin of a peach).|
|Coat:||Sphynx cats are not bald, but have a layer of fine, downy hair. No brushing is required, but their skin can become oily, so regular bathing and ear cleaning is necessary to avoid sores. They need sunblock in summer.|
|Life span:||The Sphynx has a life expectancy of around 15 years.|
Sphynxs sometimes suffer with epilepsy and are prone to hereditary and congenital conditions. Petplan dog insurance offers peace of mind that they will always be protected.