Sphynx History history
Most sources believe the Sphynx originated in 1966 in Toronto, Canada. In 1975 in Wadena, Minnesota, a farm cat had hairless kittens. Other spontaneously mutated hairless cats have been found around the world. Discovering them to be natural mutations, breeders named the Sphynx. They have been bred for more than 30 years, evolving into the vigorous cats of today. Sphynxes are still a very rare breed. Hairier variants show up at breeders occasionally and can be bought as a family pet for lower prices. Although not recognized by all cat clubs, in February 1998, The Cat Fanciers' Association accepted the Sphynx.