Welcome to Skinzin Sphynx!
We have Sphynx kittens for sale from time to time, so if you're
looking for Sphynx kittens, you've come to the right place! I hope you enjoy looking at my pictures and reading a little
about my cats and me, and my contributions to the health and welfare of the
wonderful Sphynx breed.
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AWARDS PAGE FOR 2013-2014 UPDATES
CHECK OUT THE
SPHYNX CARE PAGE TO SEE OUR MOVIE STAR, RC!
Skinzin Sphynx is a proud CFA Cattery of Excellence.
IN THE NEWS! ... check out the kittens page to see who
Skinzin Velcro now proudly owns!
About Skinzin: I have been actively breeding
and showing Sphynx in The Cat Fanciers' Association since 2003. Prior
to 2003, I raised Burmese cats under the name of Panthat, with my friend,
and mentor, Karen Thomas, DVM, who has been raising Sable Burmese for over
40 years http://www.panthat.com/.
I am proud to say that I have bred
27 Grand Champions (granding 28 counting cats from
other catteries), a Global Breed Winner, and and 3 National Winners. Both my
cattery foundation queens have received the title of Distinguished Merit based on the
number of grand champions they have produced. Le L'Amitie Amenhotepsat
of Skinzin, DM is the 2nd Sphynx in
Cat Fanciers Association to receive this title. Additionally, Skinzin Sphynx is proud to announce
the first Skinzin bred cat to receive the title of Distinguished Merit.
The award for this coveted title is for GC Skinzin Pillow Talk of Mericat.
She received this title in show year 2010-2011.
Please look at my
cattery Awards page to see this, and other, awards.
I began in the cat fancy the same
way many do. I always had cats prior to breeding them.
Becoming a breeder, and having a Sphynx cattery was not something I planned to do. But I was captivated by the
sweet personality and look of the Sphynx. Their
inquisitive personalities, and stunning beauty charmed me from the
beginning. See photo show
The goal of Skinzin Sphynx Cattery is to produce happy,
healthy Sphynx kittens that closely meet my interpretation of the CFA Sphynx Breed Standard. All my breeder, and retired cats receive
annual cardiac ultrasounds. These ultrasounds are given by a board-certified, licensed veterinary
cardiologist, to ensure the best accuracy possible for diagnoses of any
problem, including hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a degenerative
heart condition which is inherited in some Sphynx lines. This is a
practice that I encourage all breeders to invest in if they are to raise
healthy lines. All we can do is our very best by the breed so that
you, the pet owner, receive a pet that will live a long and healthy life and
provide you with the companionship you desire.
My concern with heart-health in Sphynx
Cats resulted in my becoming the Key Coordinator for Sphynx HCM Research. We
now have a grant for DNA research, and Dr. Kate Meurs with North Carolina
State University, with the help of The Winn Feline Foundation, is working
hard to find the genetic marker on the DNA of the Sphynx Cat for this
condition. We are
hopeful that this research will contribute to the elimination of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in the Sphynx Breed
with a simple blood test. For more information
about this research, please go to
http://www.sphynxbc.org/, and click on "Health Research." If you have any questions for Skinzin Sphynx Cattery,
please do not hesitate to email me or give me a call.
I hope you will enjoy visiting the Skinzin Cattery website!
Judy Webb Gunby
Be the Change you Wish to See In the World.
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CHECK THE "PET THERAPY" PAGE TO LEARN ABOUT SPHYNX PET
Three Skinzin sisters, Memry, Bling, and Emmie
SKINZIN SPHYNX CATTERY
~Home of 24 Grand Champions, 1
National Breed Winner, and 3 Distinguished Merit Awards~
kittens available page)
(see cattery page for retired