Although known to be hairless, the Sphynx in fact has a coat but it is very short and the texture appears to be almost suede-like or chamois leather-like. They have a slender but sturdy and heavy body with distinct triangular shape ears, wrinkly skin on their forehead and a long and narrow tail. Some Sphynxes may not or have very few whiskers.
Their body is warm to touch but being hairless, the Sphynx still needs to be kept warm by wearing clothing specifically designed for this breed and/or by cuddling up against other animals and people.
The Sphynx will make an ideal companion for people with allergies to cat hair (but won’t help with normal cat allergies which are caused by a protein in a cat’s saliva).