Les Sphynx du Taj-Mahal

Le standard Canada FIFE pour le sphynx


Category III SPH Sphynx Rex Standard
General Size medium, surprising weight for its size
Head Shape modified wedge with rounded contours, slightly longer than wide
Skull skull slightly rounded with a flat plane on the forehead
Profile slight to moderate stop at bridge of a straight nose
Cheeks prominent cheekbones
Muzzle/chin strong rounded muzzle and a firm chin
Whiskers whole or broken, coarse
Ears Shape large, broad at base and open, slightly rounded tips Interior is totally hairless
slight amount of hair allowed on lower outside edges and on the back of the ear
Placement upright, set at a slight angle on the head, not flaring
Eyes Shape lemon shaped, large, slanting to outer edge of ear
slightly more than an eye width between eyes
Colour ideally to conform to skin colour
Neck medium length, shape is rounded and well muscled
arches from shoulders to base of skull
powerfull, especially in males
Body Structure medium long, hard and muscular, not delicate
full rounded abdomen, but not fat
broad rounded chest
Legs length in proportion with body, medium long
hind legs slightly longer than front
front legs widely set
medium boning, firm and muscular
Paws oval with long slender, prominent toes
pads thicker than in other breeds, giving the cat the appearance of walking on “air cushions”
Tail slender, broader at the base and tapering to the tip
length in proportion to body
lion tail (puff of hair on tip) acceptable
Coat and skin Texture appears hairless, may be covered with short, fine down
chamois-like, a feeling of resistance may be felt when stroking the skin of some cats
Wrinkles wrinkled skin desirable especially around the muzzle, between the ears and around the shoulders, although wrinkling should not be so pronounced that it affects the cat's normal functions
short, soft, fine hair is allowed on the feet, across the bridge of the nose and cheekbones, at the back of the ears, the scrotum and the tip of the tail
Colour all colour varieties and patterns are permitted, including those with white. Any amount of white is permitted
for colour varieties refer to tables below
  • the cat should not be small or dainty
  • males may be significantly larger so long as proper proportions are maintained
  • the Sphynx is sweet-tempered, lively, intelligent and amenable to handling
Faults Head
  • straight profile
  • narrow head
  • lack of wrinkles on the head
  • overall small cat
  • body that is too thin
  • frail appearing or delicate or fine boned
  • too cobby or Oriental
  • significant amounts of hair anywhere else as described under coat
  • any indication of wavy hair or suggestion of the DRX or SPH in molt
  • any means of hair removal

Scale of Points Points
Total 100
Head shape 5 25
profile 5
muzzle and chin 5
cheekbones 5
shape of eyes 5
Ears shape, size and placement 10
Body chest 10 35
abdomen 10
neck 5
legs and paws 5
tail 5
Coat quality, texture and wrinkles 25
Condition 5

Recognized Colour Varieties
Remarks the Sphynx are judged in nine colour groupes, i.e. one certificate can be awarded in each colour group
Colour EMS Code
Group I
Black/Blue/Chocolate/Lilac/Cinnamon/Fawn solid SPH n/a/b/c/o/p
Black/Blue/Chocolate/Lilac/Cinnamon/Fawn smoke SPH n/a/b/c/o/p s
Group II
Black/Blue/Chocolate/Lilac/Cinnamon/Fawn with white SPH n/a/b/c/o/p 01/02/03/09
Black/Blue/Chocolate/Lilac/Cinnamon/Fawn smoke with white SPH n/a/b/c/o/p s 01/02/03/09
Group III
Red/Cream/Tortie solid/agouti SPH d/e/f/g/h/j/q/r
SPH d/e/f/g/h/j/q/r 22/23/24/25
Red/Cream/Tortie smoke/silver SPH d/e/f/g/h/j/q/r s
SPH d/e/f/g/h/j/q/r s 11/12/22/23/24/25
Red/Cream/Tortie golden SPH d/e/f/g/h/j/q/r y 11/12/22/23/24/25
Group IV
Red/Cream/Tortie solid/agouti with white SPH d/e/f/g/h/j/q/r 01/02/03/09
SPH d/e/f/g/h/j/q/r 01/02/03/09 22/23/24/25
Red/Cream/Tortie smoke/silver with white SPH d/e/f/g/h/j/q/r s 01/02/03/09
SPH d/e/f/g/h/j/q/r s 01/02/03/09 11/12/21/22/23/24/25
Red/Cream/Tortie golden with white SPH d/e/f/g/h/j/q/r y 01/02/03/09 11/12/22/23/24/25
Group V
Black/Blue/Chocolate/Lilac/Cinnamon/Fawn agouti SPH n/a/b/c/o/p 22/23/24/25
Black/Blue/Chocolate/Lilac/Cinnamon/Fawn silver, except smoke SPH n/a/b/c/ o/p s 11/12/22/23/24/25
Black/Blue/Chocolate/Lilac/Cinnamon/Fawn golden SPH n/a/b/c/o/p y 11/12/22/23/24/25
Group VI
Black/Blue/Chocolate/Lilac/Cinnamon/Fawn agouti with white SPH n/a/b/c/o/p 01/02/03/09 21/22/23/24/25
Black/Blue/Chocolate/Lilac/Cinnamon/Fawn silver, except smoke with white SPH n/a/b/c/o/p s 01/02/03/09 11/12/21/22/23/24/25
Black/Blue/Chocolate/Lilac/Cinnamon/Fawn golden with white SPH n/a/b/c/o/p y 01/02/03/09 11/12/21/22/23/24/25
Group VII
Pointed SPH n/a/b/c/d/e/f/g/h/j/o/p/r/q 31/32/33
Tabby pointed SPH n/a/b/c/d/e/f/g/h/j/o/p/r/q 21 31/32/33
Smoke pointed SPH n/a/b/c/d/e/f/g/h/j/o/p/r/q s 31/32/33
Silver tabby pointed SPH n/a/b/c/d/e/f/g/h/j/o/p/r/q s 21 31/32/33
Golden tabby pointed SPH n/a/b/c/d/e/f/g/h/j/o/p/r/q y 21 31/32/33
Group VIII
Pointed with white SPH n/a/b/c/d/e/f/g/h/j/o/p/r/q 01/02/03/09 31/32/33
Tabby pointed with white SPH n/a/b/c/d/e/f/g/h/j/o/p/r/q 01/02/03/09 21 31/32/33
Smoke pointed with white SPH n/a/b/c/d/e/f/g/h/j/o/p/r/q s 01/02/03/09 31/32/33
Silver tabby pointed with white SPH n/a/b/c/d/e/f/g/h/j/o/p/r/q s 01/02/03/09 21 31/32/33
Golden tabby pointed with white SPH n/a/b/c/d/e/f/g/h/j/o/p/r/q y 01/02/03/09 21 31/32/33
Group IX
White SPH w


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