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  • Writer's pictureAshley Long

Hairless Cat Breeds of Purradox

Welcome to Purradox Sphynxery! As a passionate breeder dedicated to the welfare and unique beauty of hairless cats, I am thrilled to introduce you to the distinctive breeds we offer: Sphynx, Elf, Bambino, and Dwelf. Each breed has its own charm and specific care needs, and I hope this blog post will help you understand and appreciate these extraordinary feline companions.

Introduction to Hairless Cat Breeds of Purradox

Hairless cats are a fascinating and unique group of feline breeds known for their lack of fur. This distinctive feature not only sets them apart in appearance but also offers several advantages, such as reduced allergens for people with cat allergies and their endearing, affectionate personalities. Find out more about the hairless cat breeds of Purradox below.

Ahnur of Purradox a Seal Point and White Sphynx playing.
Ahnur of Purradox

The Sphynx Cat

History and Origin

The Sphynx cat is a hairless cat breed that captivates many with its elegant and unique appearance. Originating in Canada in the 1960s, the Sphynx breed was developed through careful breeding of naturally occurring hairless cats. The breed's history is rich with stories of breeders dedicated to refining and maintaining the health and distinctiveness of these remarkable cats.

Physical Characteristics

Sphynx cats are known for their hairlessness, though some may have a fine peach-fuzz texture. They have large ears, prominent cheekbones, and a muscular build. Their skin often shows patterns that would be seen in their fur if they had any, adding to their unique look. They typically weigh between 6 to 12 pounds, with females generally being smaller than males.

Personality and Temperament

Sphynx cats are known for their affectionate and social nature. They love being the center of attention and form strong bonds with their human families. They are playful, intelligent, and often act more like dogs than cats, following their owners around the house and engaging in interactive play. They are also known for their vocal nature, often communicating with a variety of sounds.

Care Requirements

Due to their lack of fur, Sphynx cats require regular bathing to remove oils and dirt from their skin. It's also essential to monitor their health with regular vet check-ups. Protecting them from extreme temperatures is crucial since they don't have fur to keep them warm or cool. Sunscreen can be applied to their skin if they are exposed to the sun for long periods.

The Elf Cat

Conall of Purradox a black Elf with the Dominant Blue Eye gene.
Conall of Purradox

History and Origin

The Elf cat is a relatively new breed, developed by crossing the Sphynx with the American Curl. This breed combines the hairlessness of the Sphynx with the unique curled ears of the American Curl, resulting in a cat that is both exotic and endearing.

Physical Characteristics

Elf cats are hairless with distinctive curled ears. They share the same skin texture as the Sphynx and have a similar muscular build. Their ears, however, are what set them apart, giving them an almost mythical appearance. They are typically medium-sized, weighing between 10 to 15 pounds, and have a strong, athletic build.

Personality and Temperament

Elf cats are sociable, friendly, and energetic. They enjoy human company and get along well with other pets. Their playful and curious nature makes them a delightful addition to any household. They are also very intelligent and can be trained to perform tricks and obey commands, making them highly interactive companions.

Care Requirements

Like the Sphynx, Elf cats need regular baths and ear cleaning to prevent infections. Their health needs include regular veterinary care to ensure they remain in good condition. Special attention should be given to their ears to keep them clean and free of wax buildup.

Nanuly of Purradox a seal point Bambino posing for a photo.
Nanuly of Purradox

The Bambino Cat

History and Origin

The Bambino cat is a result of crossing the Sphynx with the Munchkin breed, combining hairlessness with short legs. This breed was created to bring together the unique traits of both parent breeds into a single, adorable package.

Physical Characteristics

Bambino cats have the short legs of the Munchkin and the hairless body of the Sphynx. Their elongated bodies and large ears give them a distinctive look that is both charming and unique. They typically weigh between 5 to 9 pounds and have a robust, muscular build despite their small stature.

Personality and Temperament

Bambino cats are lively, affectionate, and highly adaptable. They thrive in various living environments and enjoy being part of a family. Their playful nature makes them a joy to be around. They are known for their clownish antics and love to entertain their owners with their playful behavior.

Care Requirements

Special attention should be given to their skin and joints. Regular vet visits and health checks are important to ensure they remain healthy and happy. Bathing and skin care are also essential to keep their skin clean and free from irritation. Their short legs do not hinder their ability to move and play, but it is important to provide them with a safe environment to prevent any joint strain.

The Dwelf Cat

Mandarin of Purradox a red Dwelf eager to be held.
Mandarin of Purradox

History and Origin

The Dwelf cat is a blend of the Sphynx, American Curl, and Munchkin breeds. This breed combines hairlessness, short legs, and curled ears, resulting in a cat that is truly one of a kind.

Physical Characteristics

Dwelf cats have a hairless body, short legs, and curled ears. Their unique combination of features makes them stand out and appeal to those looking for something truly special. They are typically small to medium-sized, weighing between 4 to 9 pounds, and have a strong, muscular build.

Personality and Temperament

Dwelf cats are curious, friendly, and very social. They are known for their compatibility with families and other pets, making them an excellent choice for those looking for a loving and interactive companion. They are very affectionate and enjoy being close to their human companions, often snuggling and seeking attention.

Care Requirements

Comprehensive care for their skin, ears, and joints is necessary. Regular baths, ear cleaning, and vet check-ups are important to maintain their health. A balanced diet and preventive health measures will help keep them in top condition. Due to their unique physical traits, it's important to monitor them for any signs of discomfort or health issues and address them promptly.

Geisha of Purradox a black elf with large eyes.
Geisha of Purradox

Health Considerations for Hairless Breeds

Hairless cats have specific health considerations:

  • Common Health Issues: They can be prone to skin conditions and need regular health monitoring.

  • Nutritional Needs: A balanced diet is essential to maintain their health and skin condition. We recommend feeding a combination of fresh raw diet and hard kibble.

Hairless Cat Care

To keep your hairless cat healthy and happy, follow these care guides:

  • Skin Care Routine: Bathe your cat regularly to remove oils and dirt. Use gentle, hypoallergenic products.

  • Ear and Eye Care: Clean their ears and eyes regularly to prevent infections.

  • Seasonal Care: Protect them from extreme temperatures by using sunblock in summer and clothing in winter.

Adoption and Breeder Information

Choosing the right breed is crucial:

  • Choosing the Right Breed: Consider your lifestyle and preferences when choosing a breed.

  • Adoption Process: At Purradox Sphynxery, we guide you through the adoption process to ensure a perfect match. View our Adoption Process.

  • Breeder Credentials: We are TICA registered and conduct thorough health testing to ensure the well-being of our cats.

FAQs Section

  • Common Questions: Answers to frequently asked questions at Purradox Sphynxery.

  • Interactive Q&A: Submit your questions in the comments, and we'll address them in future blog updates.


Each of these breeds—Sphynx, Elf, Bambino, and Dwelf—offers something unique and wonderful. At Purradox Sphynxery, we are dedicated to breeding healthy, happy, and well-socialized cats that make fantastic companions. If you are interested in learning more or adopting one of these extraordinary breeds, please explore our website or contact us directly.

Thank you for taking the time to learn about the hairless cat breeds of Purradox Sphynxery. I look forward to helping you find the perfect feline companion! Fill out our Kitten Application to get on our email list for available kittens.

Purradox Hasani a blue mink Elf Kitten giving us some love in his biker jacket.
Purradox Hasani

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