In this article, I’ve put together a list of Sphynx cat breeders in Virginia to help you find the perfect new kitten to bring into your home.
Sphynx are magnificent, unique-looking cats. Of course, they’re known for being furless, but they are also intelligent, social, and fun family pets.
You have loads of options in Virginia, there is a good chance you’ll find a Sphynx breeder near you.
Remember to always call around and ask plenty of questions of breeders before making a decision – but I’m sure you’ll find the perfect little kitten!
Sphynx Cat Breeders in Virginia | Kittens & Cats for Sale
|Annie’s Sphynx Cattery||Bristol, Virginia||NA||https://www.anniessphynxcattery.com/|
|Sphynx Kitness||Barboursville, VA||NA||Facebook Page|
|Aquariusphynx||Shenandoah Valley of Virginia||NA||http://www.aquariusphynx.com/|
Annie’s Sphynx Cattery
Address – Bristol, Virginia
Phone – NA
Website – https://www.anniessphynxcattery.com/
Address – Barboursville, VA 22933
Phone – NA
Website – Facebook Page
Address – Shenandoah Valley of Virginia
Phone – NA
Website – http://www.aquariusphynx.com/
Tips for Choosing a Breeder or Cattery to Adopt From
It’s a huge decision and lifestyle choice to adopt a new kitten and it’s an even bigger deal when you’re paying a lot of money for a rare breed like a Sphynx.
Therefore it’s important you do your due diligence when considering a breeder to ensure you get a healthy kitten.
The first thing to check is that the breeder is registered with either The International Cat Association (TICA) or The Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA).
It’s not a deal-breaker if they’re not, but these two organizations are dedicated to preserving rare breeds and helping breeders to operate ethically.
When you’ve found a breeder near you you’re happy to work with, some of the questions I recommend asking at a minimum are:
Can you visit your kitten? – You will want to visit your kitten, that’s normal. With all the lockdown restrictions and other covid-related issues, it’s not always possible.
Any breeder should be willing to do some live facetime sessions, or Skype, Zoom, whatever is your preferred method at the very least.
Questionnaires and contracts – Buying a Sphynx is expensive, and good breeders always want to see their kittens go to good homes.
You will likely be asked to fill out a questionnaire before you can be considered for adopting a kitten.
There will also be a contract detailing all the important terms and conditions of the deal. Read all the documents carefully.
Vaccinations – Check which vaccinations the breeder will be giving your kitten, and which you’re responsible for.
I’m sure this is something they would cover, but the sooner you talk about it the better. Vaccinations are important to the health of kittens, make sure you know where you stand.
How Much Do Sphynx Cats Cost?
The cost of a pedigree, exotic, and rare cats typically varies a lot based on the pedigree, characteristics, and so on.
To give you a general idea though, I looked at the prices listed by several catteries. It looks like Sphynx cats are almost always in the $1,500-$4,000 range.
Cats on the more expensive end tend to be well-bred or crossbreeds like Minskins and Bambinos (these are crosses between a Sphynx and the short-legged Munchkin!)
Two things to be aware of when buying pedigree cats; the first is to make sure you know the exact total cost before signing on the dotted line.
The other is that you’ll have to put down a large non-refundable deposit. Breeders have to cover the costs of raising your kitten for the first 14 or so weeks, so this is understandable!
Are Sphynx Cats Good Family Pets?
In a word – yes!
Sphynx are excellent family pets, and I’m not just saying that because you’re looking for one.
They’re super friendly and social, which of course means they’re going to fit into households well as long as they’re properly socialized.
They do enjoy human interaction and love to be petted. It takes a little getting used to stroking bare skin and not a soft, fluffy coat, but you get used to it quickly.
Another thing to keep in mind is that Sphynx are, well, naked. So, if you don’t keep your home nice and warm, you’re going to need to provide plenty of blankets – and a lot of owners even put them in a sweater.
If you have any questions or concerns about how a Sphynx will fit into your home, you should always discuss it with a breeder you’re interested in working with.
Please keep in mind that any breed characteristics are general. Every cat has its own unique personality – that’s one of the things that’s so lovable about cats!
Find Sphynx Breeders Near You
If you couldn’t find a Sphynx breeder or cattery from the list above able to help, you can find listings for other Sphynx breeders from different states across the U.S. by clicking the links below:
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