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Looks like the causative mutation has been cloned: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20953787/ - probably worth a mention. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 23:50, 11 March 2011 (UTC)
The link to SGC Belfry Ted Nude-Gent is dead. Could someone update it to something relevant, perhaps an article on the subject? 18.104.22.168
- Okay, done. I asked the lady who started the sphynx.nu site but she's been unable to provide the photos any more. So I pointed to an interview with Ted.
- Also the site has changed ownership so I removed the other links to it.
- It might also be worth adding the image http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8f/Ted_Nude_Gent.jpg to the page somewhere...it's the image from the page "Dr Evil" (scroll down) and is of the hairless Mr Bigglesworth which is mentioned on this page SmUX 21:08, 20 June 2007 (UTC)
When it says a sphynx was to star in Harry Potter, are we sure that we aren't confusing kinds of sphynx's. :) I don't remember any hairless cats in the books... --Eean 02:15, 12 January 2006 (UTC)
- There wasn't a sphynx cat in the book, it was the sphinx they were referring to. I'm also not aware of ever seeing the cat used in any of the movies.Heath Buckmaster 01:55, 14 February 2007 (UTC)
Could someone point out any other instances where the Sphynx breed was in the movies or is Mr Bigglesworth the only one? Secondly, If anyone shows the Sphynx cats, could someone come up with an actual definition of medium sized as per the breed standard? 22.214.171.124 (talk) 18:20, 14 January 2008 (UTC) Sara http://www.aliencattery.com | Unknown-importance Cats articles
Removed external link to www.angelsphynx.com (Sphynx Cats, about care and breed) - it's a non-English site, which English version is just a commercial breeder's self-promotion (User [whatever my IP is today]) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 17:58, 11 October 2009 (UTC)
I just made an update to some content, and received the spamfilter message, and removed the vandvis link.Heath Buckmaster 01:55, 14 February 2007 (UTC)
The second picture covers up a small portion of the text. Nothing serious, just looks a little bad. Wib30 19:36, 24 October 2007 (UTC)bitch
I think it would be nice to add some information about the use of these cats in moves / TV such as in "Austin Powers" (The Dr.Evil's cat) and in "Friends" —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 20:15, 27 February 2009 (UTC)
the kitten named belfry grog owned by michelle berge was sent down for the shooting of gold member to play mini mr bigglesworth.. but they ended up not using him cuz vern troyer had trouble holding him. also the cat named belfry mel gibskin was on an episode of friends.. this was told to me by the breeder michelle berge of the belfry cattery.
I need help the book I got the info from (4.(book) The new Encyclopedia of the Cat By: Bruce Fogle ISBN: 0789480212) well it wont let me make a References on it.--Talon (talk) 02:46, 18 July 2008 (UTC)
Well here is some more stuff i found on the net about the origin of this cat "In 1970 the Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA) granted provisional status to the "Canadian Hairless." The next year, however, CFA withdrew recognition due to the health problems and breeding difficulties. At the time, it was believed that the gene associated with hairlessness was lethal. That line became extinct.
The Sphynx as we know it today began in 1975, when Minnesota farm owners Milt and Ethelyn Pearson discovered a hairless kitten had been born to their normal-coated farm cat, Jezabelle. This kitten, appropriately named Epidermis, was joined the next year by another hairless kitten named Dermis. Both were sold to Oregon breeder Kim Mueske, who used the kittens to develop the breed. Minnesota breeder Georgiana Gattenby also worked with kittens from the Pearson line, using rex cats to widen and strengthen the gene pool. These lines proved to be healthy. The name "Sphynx" was chosen, named after the Great Sphinx of Giza." End Qoute, so yeah maybe you can do something with this —Preceding unsigned comment added by ChesterTheWorm (talk • contribs) 07:02, 10 September 2008 (UTC)
Is anyone else getting this?Edit
At the top of this page, it says "The Wikipedia Community would like to wish Avril Lavigne a happy birthday!". I edited it to view the source, and it didn't even say "Avril Lavigne" once. And it happens only on this page.--dicttrshp 10:58, 28 September 2008 (UTC)
There must have been some lag in the server; the edit I reverted as "rvv" was not in fact vandalism. For some reason the vandalized version with File:Benedict Cumberbatch filming Sherlock cropped.jpg was showing as the default. 184.108.40.206 (talk) 20:32, 20 May 2012 (UTC)
Robust - what is the source?Edit
The article claims "The Canadian Sphynx is recognized by cat fancy associations as being a healthy robust breed." But also states alot of health issues that seem to be rather common, so what is the source and also proof for this statement?--Inugami-bargho (talk) 19:28, 20 September 2012 (UTC)
breed or condition?Edit
The Rabbi's CatEdit
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|The article contains inaccurate information.
"Due to excessive inbreeding the Sphynx breed needs a shot of hydrocortizone every day."
Sphynx cats do NOT need hydrocortizone shots.The introduction and Breeding sections are inconsistent. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 20:04, 4 March 2011 (UTC)
Last edited at 12:51, 4 June 2014 (UTC). Substituted at 06:41, 30 April 2016 (UTC)
In popular cultureEdit
Harizotoh9, last time I checked we don't just delete huge chunks of cited material. Instead, we add clean up templates? Please explain why you think this was an appropriate approach to the issue. Jooojay (talk) 17:57, 14 October 2016 (UTC)
- Moved to the talk page for later clean up - less "trivia-based" and instead turned into sentences/paragraphs with better citations. Jooojay (talk) 04:00, 31 October 2017 (UTC)
The 1984 television musical movie for Falco, Heros of Today (also known as Falcon, Helden von heute) was a movie made of a series of music videos and in the video Can There Be Love (also known as, Kann es Liebe sein) he drives off with a Sphynx cat in his arms.
The television series Kid vs. Kat (2008–2011) features a character named Kat who resembles a Sphynx cat.
The Austin Powers film series features an orange Sphynx cat, Mr. Bigglesworth. The Sphynx is owned by Dr. Evil (originally, Mr. Bigglesworth had fur, but ended up hairless when Evil was unfrozen in 1997 as the melting process did not recognize feline DNA).
The 2010 film Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore features a Sphynx cat named Kitty Galore, although she wasn't a natural Sphynx as she had actually lost all her fur from a freak chemical accident during a mission.
Why was the phrase "heat-seeking" removed? It made this article better!