To hairless group
The medium sized, elegant cat is slender and muscular. The body is elongated and lithe.
The rib cage and shoulders are not wider than the hips. The legs are long and slender,
the front legs are straight and the paws are dainty and oval with long toes (monkey fingers).
The tail is very long, thin at the base, whippy and ends in a pointed tip.
The neck is long and slender.
The head is wedge-shaped. The wedge starts at the nose and broadens on both sides in
straight lines to the ears.
The nose is long and straight, the forehead is flat. The profile is slightly convex.
The muzzle is fine, with a strong chin, forming a vertical line with the tip of the nose.
The ears are very large with a broad base and pointed. They are wide set, with the outer edges
continuing the sides of the wedge.
The eyes are almond-shaped and set slightly at a slant to the nose, in harmony with the wedge- shape of the head. The colour is a bright green. In the Colourpoint the colour is an intense blue, the darker the better.
The skin is soft and supple, totally naked or covered with a slight down.
There are numerous wrinkles on the head, less on the body.
Whiskers are desired.
Hairless cats are preferred.
Colour varieties All colours and patterns are recognized. Any amount of white is permitted. The description of colours is listed in the general list of colours.
- missing wrinkles on the head
- front legs not straight
- extremely fine bone structure
- Mating with other Sphinx is forbidden.
Mating with Siamese, Balinese, Oriental Shorthair and Oriental Semilonghair is permitted.
- In kittens the legs, paws, tail and muzzle may be covered with slight coat, which should
be absent in adult cats older than 2 years.
Scale of points
Body 30 points
Head 35 points
Skin 25 points
Colour 5 points
Condition 5 points