Welcome to Skinzin Sphynx!
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 this beautiful breed.
I have been actively breeding and showing Sphynx in The Cat Fanciers' Association since 2003. Prior to breeding and showing Sphynx, I worked with Burmese for several years with Karen Thomas, DVM, of Panthat Burmese Cattery. 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 4 National Winners. Both my cattery foundation queens have received the title of Distinguished Merit based on the number of grand champions they have produced. 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 DM. She received this title in show year 2010-2011. Please look at my 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 became captivated by the sweet personality, look and feel of the Sphynx. Their inquisitive personalities, and stunning beauty charmed me from the beginning.
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 breeding, 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 inheritable in all mammals, including humans. This is a practice that I encourage all breeders to invest in if they are to raise healthy cats.
Here at Skinzin, we do all we can to produce healthy kittens 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. DNA research is ongoing, with Dr. Kate Meurs of North Carolina State University, who has now located one of the genetic markers for this condition. We are hopeful that this research will contribute to the elimination of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in our breed. All kittens are now gene tested for the known contributory gene.
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!