People love kittens because they are little and fluffy - but what's hiding underneath all that fur? This adorable collection of hairless Sphynx kittens prove that these creatures can be just as cute, if not slightly odd looking, without a luxurious mane.

The Sphynx breed, despite its lack of a winter coat, originates from the great white north of Canada. In the mid-1960s, a cat in Ontario gave birth to a hairless kitten, as the result of a natural genetic mutation. Following this anomaly was the birth of two separate sets of hairless kittens in the mid-1970s in Toronto and Minnesota. Through careful breeding, the Sphynx cat evolved into the unique animal you see today. Sphynxs come in a variety of colors and patterns and are technically not as "naked" as they appear. If you look close enough you'll see they are covered with a thin layer of fuzz.

Common misconceptions such as the "hairless" myth can lead to people buying this breed without knowing how much maintenance they require. Their sleek bodies may mean less shedding but that doesn't mean less grooming. Owners of Sphynxes should be prepared to wash their pets once a week and regularly wipe down their bodies with a washcloth, as their skin attracts dust particles, pollen, and dirt along with dead skin. Without a protective coat, they are also susceptible to sunburns, overheating and getting too cold. It's important to do your research before investing in one of these exotic cats. Scroll down below to check out some photos of this regal feline breed and don't forget to upvote your favs!

#1 How Adorable Is This Little Girl. Her Ears Melt Me

How Adorable Is This Little Girl. Her Ears Melt Me

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Karen Dyer 3 weeks ago

Adorable

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While a bald cat may seem like the perfect pet for people who are allergic but still want a feline, sadly Sphynxes are not hypoallergenic. This "hairless" breed still produce Fel d1, which is the allergenic protein in cat saliva and skin secretions that causes the itchy, red eye allergic reaction. Sphynxes and other breeds have been advertised as hypoallergenic before but according to cat geneticists there is not cat without this protein - sorry!

#2 Went To Meet Our New Boy Yesterday And Fell In Love

Went To Meet Our New Boy Yesterday And Fell In Love

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#3 So Tiny, So Cute

So Tiny, So Cute

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Claudia 4 weeks ago

Oh ghosh why does he look so heartbroken, where is his mommy

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The idea of having a hairless cat may sound appealing for many reasons if not primarily that both house and cat maintenance would be minimal. Think no shedding means this breed is "cleaner" than other cats? think again. Sphynxes attract dust particles, pollen, and dirt along with dead skin cells. In addition to these outside factors their bodies produce a greasy film. Owners of this breed need to wipe their kitties down with a washcloth daily and bath them weekly.

#4 This Super Cute Sphynx Kitten

This Super Cute Sphynx Kitten

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Krumps 3 weeks ago

You could stare into those eyes for infinity...

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#5 Baby Blue

Baby Blue

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FortnitePlayerGirl 3 weeks ago

Beerus, Is that you?

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Just like babies, Sphynxes have sensitive skin. Because they don't have thick coats to protect them it is up to their owners to be extra mindful. While these cats are allowed to go outside keep in mind that the sun can harm them and they should be mostly indoor pets. Sphynxes can get sunburnt, overheat, and get too cold.

#6 "Oh, Hello Ladies"

"Oh, Hello Ladies"

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Charcoal Kitten 3 weeks ago

I’m dying of cuteness

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#7 Say Hello To Minnie, She's Coming Home Early May

Say Hello To Minnie, She's Coming Home Early May

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Claudia 4 weeks ago

Pretty sure it's a bat

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People love fluffy cats, especially the more exotic looking ones like the luxurious Maine Coon. But who said furrier was always better? Sphynxes prove sometimes less is more and were ranked as the 8th most popular feline breed in the country, according to the Cat Fanciers’ Association statistics for 2018. 

#8 Goodmorning

Goodmorning

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Evil Queen 4 weeks ago

I am crying. And I have no clue why. Probably because everyone thinks that Sphynx cats are ugly but they aren't and also I am a cat person

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#9 If It Was My Cat, I Wouldn't Be Able To Look Anywhere Else Except Those Eyes

If It Was My Cat, I Wouldn't Be Able To Look Anywhere Else Except Those Eyes

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Aria FAFAT 3 weeks ago

What a cute little peanut butter and jelly sandwich

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Sphinxes may look as aloof and regal as their namesake in Egypt, but this breed follows the rule never judge a book by its cover. This breed actually has social, loving and playful personality with a recent study in the Journal of Veterinary Behavior even ranking Sphynxes as the most affectionate cat breed. A possible explanation? They need you to keep them warm!

#10 The Next Generation

The Next Generation

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Falcon 3 weeks ago

are they judging me? 🤔

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#11 The Majestic Trio

The Majestic Trio

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glowworm2 3 weeks ago

Two of these chicken nuggets have heterochromia.

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#12 That Squishy Little Face

That Squishy Little Face

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Charcoal Kitten 3 weeks ago

I WANT TO SQUISH IS ADORABLE TINY FACE!!😍😍😍😍

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#13 Can You Be Any Cuter?

Can You Be Any Cuter?

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Ashley Say Wha?!?lol 3 weeks ago

Is this an invitation for me to pet your belly?

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#14 New Profile Picture For Charlie The Nude Cat

New Profile Picture For Charlie The Nude Cat

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Charcoal Kitten 3 weeks ago

MY NAME IS CHARLIE AND I LOVE CATS AND !THOSES EYES!

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#15 Lakshmi Smiling

Lakshmi Smiling

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Nikki D 3 weeks ago

Do they have whiskers? I thought they needed whiskers for balance.

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#16 Our Beautiful Red Collar Boy Has Found His Forever Home

Our Beautiful Red Collar Boy Has Found His Forever Home

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Hope Floats 4 weeks ago

Such beautiful eyes.....

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#17 Look At That Cute Nose

Look At That Cute Nose

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FortnitePlayerGirl 3 weeks ago

BOOP

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#19 So Serious Baby

So Serious Baby

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Pretty Pangolin 3 weeks ago

"Same thing we do every night, Pinky!"

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#20 Her Name's Andromeda Crazy Daisy

Her Name's Andromeda Crazy Daisy

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Karen Dyer 3 weeks ago

more cute over load

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#21 1-Month-Old Sphynx

1-Month-Old Sphynx

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Riz Leslie 3 weeks ago

Awww

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#22 This Is The Most Adorable Kitten Ever

This Is The Most Adorable Kitten Ever

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Jeanne Wessinger 3 weeks ago

It’s like a baby lion

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#23 Deep Ocean Blue Eyes, Love Them

Deep Ocean Blue Eyes, Love Them

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Weim Central 3 weeks ago

Like the stubble instead of full whiskers but wonder if they bump into things at night?

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#24 The Teeniest Of The Teeny Tiny

The Teeniest Of The Teeny Tiny

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Charcoal Kitten 3 weeks ago

HES SO TINY

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#25 Sphynx Kitten

Sphynx Kitten

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Char Char 3 weeks ago

Looks like a little Frenchie doggo.

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#26 Another Day With Same Friend

Another Day With Same Friend

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Riz Leslie 3 weeks ago

So precious

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#27 Baby From Last Year's Litter

Baby From Last Year's Litter

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Eva Bryson 3 weeks ago

What's with the toes?

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#28 My Little Handsome Boy Just Turned 9 Weeks

My Little Handsome Boy Just Turned 9 Weeks

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Claire Shamgochian 3 weeks ago

Those ears!!! Those feet!!!

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#29 Look At Him, Isn’t He Precious

Look At Him, Isn’t He Precious

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Riz Leslie 3 weeks ago

So precious! Cutie

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#30 Best Wishes From This Pretty Girl

Best Wishes From This Pretty Girl

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Riz Leslie 3 weeks ago

Pretty girl, indeed

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