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Looks like the causative mutation has been cloned: - probably worth a mention. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:50, 11 March 2011 (UTC)

Ted Nude-GentEdit

The link to SGC Belfry Ted Nude-Gent is dead. Could someone update it to something relevant, perhaps an article on the subject?

Okay, done. I asked the lady who started the 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 to the page'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)

Harry PotterEdit

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)

Popular cultureEdit

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? (talk) 18:20, 14 January 2008 (UTC) Sara | Unknown-importance Cats articles

External link removedEdit

Removed external link to (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 (talk) 17:58, 11 October 2009 (UTC)


I can't put the interwiki for ru:Канадский сфинкс. Spam filter - But there is no such link in the article.--Vaya 23:48, 13 February 2007 (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 (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 think this page needs more on the sphynx origin. I will be tring to make work on it in the next few days.--Talon (talk) 21:57, 17 July 2008 (UTC)

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 (talkcontribs) 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)

Here's why (talk) 02:31, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

hi there!


Sorry --Edit

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. (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

I don't think is a new breed is a condition of recesive genes — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:06, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

The Rabbi's CatEdit

Is the cat featured in the animated movie, The Rabbi's Cat (comics) a sphynx? Jooojay (talk) 01:57, 21 January 2016 (UTC)

Sound fileEdit

I am not familiar with sound files, but I noticed when I play the video of the cat meowing, the sound is music instead. Perhaps this needs to be relinked? Jooojay (talk) 07:39, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

OR maybe this is just a new video? I find the sound is very distracting if that is the case. Jooojay (talk) 07:40, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

Assessment commentEdit

The comment(s) below were originally left at Talk:Sphynx cat/Comments, and are posted here for posterity. Following several discussions in past years, these subpages are now deprecated. The comments may be irrelevant or outdated; if so, please feel free to remove this section.

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 (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.[1]

In the television series Friends (season 5), episode 21, The One with the Ball (aired in 1999), the character Rachel buys a Sphynx cat.[2]

The television series Kid vs. Kat (2008–2011) features a character named Kat who resembles a Sphynx cat.

The 2009 informational television series Cat 101, season 1, episode 1 features Sphynx cats and focuses on the cat breed and behavior.[3]

The 2011 reality television series My Cat from Hell featured on season 2, episode 6 Spitting Mad a family caught in the middle of their two violent Sphynx cats.[4]

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).[5]

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.[5]

The 2010 film The Book of Eli has an opening sequence with a Sphynx cat that is killed.[6][7]

The 2016 animated movie The Secret Life of Pets features a territory-protective Sphynx cat; the voice is played by Steve Coogan.[8]


  1. ^ "Falco - Helden von heute (1984)". IMDB. Retrieved 2016-04-30.
  2. ^ "The One with the Ball". IMDB. Retrieved 2016-01-31.
  3. ^ "Cats 101 (2008– )". IMDB. Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  4. ^ "Spitting Mad". IMDB. Retrieved 2016-04-30.
  5. ^ a b "50 greatest movie cats". GamesRadar. Retrieved 2016-01-21.
  6. ^ "The Book of Eli". IMDB. Retrieved 2016-04-30.
  7. ^ "Sound Design: The Book of Eli (Intro)". Vimeo. Retrieved 2016-04-30.
  8. ^ "The New Trailer for Universal Pictures', The Secret Life of Pets". TMStash. Retrieved 2016-02-01.

marie allerEdit

can you please call at 309 3268107 about your cats — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:05, 10 April 2018 (UTC)


Why was the phrase "heat-seeking" removed? It made this article better!

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