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Our collection of Sphynx images features champions and best of breed. Whether you are a specialist looking for stock images of breed examples, a designer looking for a striking picture, or you're simply a Sphynx fan, we're confident we'll have the image you're looking for.

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Sphynx overview

Sphynx cats can be just as colourful as cats with hair, as the skin comes in a variety of pigments. Without the insulating properties of a coat, the Sphynx is highly susceptible to cold and heat, and must be kept as a house cat. Despite the absence of fur, Sphynx cats require grooming - a sponge down with warm water - to ensure that dander does not build up on the skin. Quiet, loyal, affectionate and sweet-tempered, the Sphynx is ideally suited to a role as a house cat.

Other known names for Sphynx

Canadian Hairless

Sphynx foreign names

Chat Nu (French), Esfinge (Spanish)



Breed number/code

No 84 (GCCF) / SPH (FIFe)

Biological data

Hard and muscular, with a broad, rounded chest, rump, and abdomen.
Large ears with rounded tips.
Large, lemon-shaped eyes, set well apart, with a slight upward tilt at the outer corners.
Hair quality
Appears hairless, but has a fine, downy covering of hair.

Sphynx links we are happy to endorse

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Sphynx – Breed standard

The below links are external

Sphynx references and further reading

Sphynx Breed Council

Sphynx Cat Association
Sphynx Cat Club 
Nude Dudes

Please get in touch

If you are an animal photographer, an expert on Sphynx cats or a breeder, we would love to hear from you. We strive to have all the latest, most helpful and accurate information on our website, but nobody is perfect, so we do ask for your feedback if we can improve our website.

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Breeders – We work with many great cat photographers such as Helmi Flick, Alan Robinson and Tetsu Yamazaki and we'd love to build our contact list of leading breeders. Who knows when you might get a call. Please email us your details.

Spynx cat picture ideas

Featured image

Sphynx cat photo by Vidar Skauen Animal Photography
AP-18TKLC- Sphynx cat
Photo © Animal Photography, Vidar Skauen

Sphynx kittens

Sphynx kitten photo by Vidar Skauen Animal Photography
AP-YCDYVA - Sphynx kitten
Photo © Animal Photography, Vidar Skauen