This nearly hairless cat (they do have a fine layer of down-like fur) were developed from cats with a natural mutation for hairlessness. The current European and American Sphynx breeds descend from two lines, one from Minnesota and one from Canada. The development of the breed has involved thoughtful crossbreeding to ensure robustness, so this is a fairly healthy breed with few genetic issues. Their skin is loose, which leads to a wrinkled look and its texture is often compared to chamois or even a hot suede water bottle. They have large ears, angular heads, lemon-shaped eyes, and muscular bodies with a full, round abdomen. Their personalities are described as being extremely sweet and cuddly, and full of adorable, attention-getting antics.