Elf Cat - Breed Profile
Breed Description and Pictures Submitted by:
Angela Orton -
Vanyar Elf Cats
- The Elf is currently being developed using foundation cats from Sphynx and American Curl breeds. Each of these two breeds have a single trait that makes them distinct from all other breeds. The Elf combines these traits to create a unique breed of cat that is different from each of the contributing foundation breeds.
These two traits are independent of each other and when combined pose no harm to the health and well being of the new breed Elf.
Colors and Coats Types Available - Length: Appears hairless. Short fine hair may be present on feet, ears, nose, tail and scrotum. The remainder of the body can range from completely hairless to a covering of down-like fur whose length doesn't interfere with the appearance of hairlessness. Whiskers if present are sparse and very short.
Can be chamois-like to smooth skin. A feeling of resistance may be felt when stroking the skin of some cats. The skin is very wrinkled in kittens. Adults should retain as many wrinkles as possible, especially on the head. Color and Pattern: Any color or pattern genetically possible.
Grooming and Care - Due to the lack of hair, there is no shedding. An occasional bath or wipe-down of the cat is recommended. Overall, this is a low-maintenance cat.
Suitable Environment - A very sociable cat, Elf cats can easily integrate into just about any household setting. Due to the lack of coat, this is an inside only cat.
Personality Traits - Elf cats are being bred to perpetuate only the best personality qualities of both foundation breeds. They're outgoing, smart, affectionate, and playful. They desire human interaction and love human contact.
Additional Comments: The Elf is a medium to large size cat with sturdy boning and good muscle development and should have a bit of a belly as if they just finished a meal. Whiskers and eyebrows may be present but sparse. Males can be up to 25 percent larger so long as proper proportions are maintained. The most distinctive features of this cat is it's appearance of curled ears and hairlessness, although it is not truly hairless. The skin may be covered with a fine down which is almost imperceptible to both eye and touch. The Elf by nature is very people-oriented and affectionate. They are extremely inquisitive and love to be the center of attention. They are active and alert with gentle and even dispositions.
Breed founded and developed by Karen Nelson. Photos Courtesy
Elf Cat Breeders
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