Sphynx|Bambino|Elf|Dwelf|Kittens
Sphynx|Bambino|Elf|Dwelf|Kittens
Sphynx|Bambino|Elf|Dwelf|Kittens
Sphynx|Bambino|Elf|Dwelf|Kittens

Hairless Breed Care

Do I Need Baths... Yes.. Yes I Do

Though Hairless cats lack a coat to shed or groom, they are not maintenance-free. Body oils, which would normally be absorbed by the hair, tend to build up on the skin. As a result, regular bathing is usually necessary weekly or bi-weekly.

These cats can also have more ear wax than most hairy domestic cats because they have little to no hair in their ears to catch and protect them from a build up of impurities in their ears, like dirt, skin oils (sebum), and ear wax which accumulates more frequently in the hairless breed. Their ears will need to be cleaned on a weekly basis, usually before bath time.

They  also tends to accumulate oils and debris under their nails as well as the skin fold above the nail due to the lack of fur, so, like the ears, the nails and surrounding skin folds need to be cleaned properly as well. Due to these factors the breed may require more grooming than a typical domestic cat with fur. Specialty products for this cat have been developed, though they still require more grooming than most breeds.

SUNSCREEN IS IMPORTANT

Care should be taken to limit the Sphynx cat's exposure to outdoor sunlight at length, as they can develop sunburn and skin damage similar to that of humans. In general, Sphynx cats should never be allowed outdoors unattended,

Fashion Sweater and Heated Blankets Are A Must

As they have limited means to conserve body heat when it is cold. In some climates, owners provide coats or other clothing in the winter to help them conserve body heat. They Absolutely love warm blankets.

Some Helpful Tips

Most cat allergies are a result of the FEL D 1  Glyco-Protein, which is present in cat saliva and skin excretions. ... While not hypoallergenic, the hairless breed is recommended by some breeders as better option for allergy sufferers, simply because they don't deposit allergen-laden hair.

SPHYNX Cat

ABOUT ME and My Behavior

The Sphynx cat is a breed of cat known for its lack of coat (fur). It was developed through selective breeding, starting in the 1960's. The skin should have the texture of chamois, as it has fine hairs. Whiskers may be present, either whole or broken, or may be totally absent. Their skin is the color that their fur would be, and all the usual cat markings (solid, point, van, tabby, tortie, etc.) may be found on the Sphynx cat's skin. Because they have no coat, they lose more body heat than coated cats. This makes them warm to the touch as well as heat-seeking.

I Love Lots and Lots of Snuggles

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 and always seeking your attention! Much like a monkey they are silly and will always find a way to make you smile!

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Sphynx Standard but Majestic Looks

Wedge-shaped heads with prominent cheekbones

Large, lemon-shaped eyes

Very large ears with no hair on inside, but soft down on outside base

Well-muscled, powerful neck of medium length

Medium length torso, barrel-chested, and full, round abdomen, sometimes called a pot belly

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

Whiplike, tapering tail from body to tip, (sometimes with fur all over tail or a puff of fur on the tip, like a lion)

Muscular body

ELF Cat

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ABOUT ME and My Behavior

Cat breeders Kristen Leedom and Karen Nelson were the brilliant minds that came up with the Elf Cat – a hybrid consisting of the American Curl and the Sphynx. These adorable kitties have ears that curl back into “points” much like their elfin affiliates, developed to help strengthen against the common HCM in the hairless breed. Whiskers may be present, either whole or broken, or may be totally absent. Their skin is the color that their fur would be, and all the usual cat markings (solid, point, van, tabby, etc.) may be found on the Elf cat's skin. Because they have no coat, they lose more body heat than coated cats. This makes them warm to the touch as well as heat-seeking.

I Also Love Lots and Lots of Snuggles

Elf's coming from the Sphynx are also 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 and always seeking your attention! Much like a monkey they are silly and will always find a way to make you smile! Elf cats tend to me a little more wild and crazy when it comes to being silly and playful.

Elf Fairy Tail Appearance

Wedge-shaped heads with prominent cheekbones and whisker Pads

Large, lemon-shaped eyes

Small Curled Ears Tipped at the end that are hard like cartlidge

Well-muscled, powerful neck of small length

Medium length torso, barrel-chested, and full, 

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

Whip-like, tapering tail from body to tip with little to no hair much like a peach fuzz, 

Muscular body

BAMBINO    Cat

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ABOUT ME and My Behavior

The first litter of Bambino kittens was registered in 2005. It was registered by TICA in 2005 as an experimental breed, Experimental Bambino, in 2006. "Bambino" means "baby" in Italian, as to the cats appearance of making it look like a kitten.

The Bambino has short legs it inherits from the Munchkin, and huge upright ears. with hairlessness of the Sphynx,

I Also Love Lots and Lots of Snuggles

Bambino cats are friendly, intelligent, and affectionate. They love to be handled and cuddled up on the laps of their family members. They get along well with children and other pets, provided that the kids are taught to treat the cat respectfully and proper introductions with the other pets are made. Travelling should not be a problem with this breed. Adaptable, these cats adjust to new environments very well.

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Bambino Munchkin Looks

The wrinkled hairless appearance and short legs are the breed's two most distinctive features,

though they can be coated, this however is referred to as a "coated bambino"

 The back legs can be slightly longer than the front legs.

The body is medium to long, with a broad chest and a well-rounded abdomen.

Boning is medium.

The whippy tail is in good proportion to the rest of the body.

Some Bambinos can have a "lion tail"—a puff of hair on the tail tip.

The head is a modified wedge with rounded lines, slightly longer than wide.

As well as in the Sphynx, the cheekbones and whisker pads are very prominent.

The whiskers are sparse and short.

The chin is firm.

The eyes are large, rounded, and wide spaced.

The large ears are set upright, neither too low nor too high.

The cat's size and unique physical qualities do not hamper its movements. The weight is 5 to 9 pounds

DWELF Cat

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ABOUT ME and My Behavior

The Dwelf is an interesting looking and hairless cat breed that is quite new. In fact, its name is a combination of its elf-like features and dwarf-like stature. To develop this small kitty, the Munchkin, the American Curl, and the Sphynx were crossed, but the Sphynx’s features are the most apparent.

This is considered a designer cat breed, as it was developed by combining breeds that have multiple mutations. 

I Also Love Lots and Lots of Snuggles

Dwelf cats make wonderful feline companions. They are described as being highly social and interactive, and their personality can even be described as being dog-like. As a result, these cats are a great choice for families who have plenty of time to devote to their new best friend.

These kitties prefer being around people, so they should be included in family activities and they shouldn’t be left alone. And these playful cats are also a lot of fun to watch, so giving your pet a variety of toys will help him release his energy and keep you entertained. Plus, Dwelf cats are intelligent, so they do require mental stimulation as well.

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Sphynx|Bambino|Elf|Dwelf|Kittens

DWELF More Like Pixie

Even as an adult, the Dwelf will remain small, with some cats weighing in at around half the size of a normal sized breed, and having a kitten-like body. The neck and legs are described as muscular, the abdomen is rounded. The feet are large, oval, and feature prominent knuckles. The tail is long and slender, and there might even be some hair on the tip, which is pointed. The head is longer than it is wide, the cheekbones are prominent, and the skull is rounded. Also, the eyes are almond shaped and large, as well as a bit slanted, with a muzzle that is short and strong.

Another distinctive feature is the Dwelf’s curled ears, which curve towards each other. They are also rounded and large. And, like other dwarf feline breeds, the Dwelf will also have short legs and a long body, thanks to the Munchkin that helped create this breed. However, you will also notice that the hind legs will be a bit longer than the front legs, giving it a low-lying appearance.