Sphynx cat breed basics
The sphynx cat appears to be hairless, however this is not true. Sphynx cat skin has a texture like chamois and is covered with a very fine down that is almost imperceptible to both the eye and the touch. Lack of coat make sphynx cats quite warm to the touch. Some sphynx cats even have eyebrows and whiskers, though most do not.
Head: Medium sized, slightly longer than it is wide. Sometimes wedge shaped and rounded. They have rather flat foreheads and high cheekbones.
Ears: Large and broad like little satellite dishes.
Eyes: Large, lemon shaped.
Muzzle and chin: Rounded with distinct whisker breaks and firm chin.
Neck: Medium length and well muscled. Neck arches at the base of the skull.
Torso: Medium with broad chest and round abdomen. Long legs with medium bones and firm muscle. Hind legs longer than front. Feet are oval shaped with slender toes. Paw pads of sphynx cats are thicker than other breeds. Long prominent toes. Tails are long and whippy.