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We are a friendly club, dedicated to the  Sphynx cat.  We hope you enjoy our site and visit often, for news, updates and information about this  exquisite  breed of cat.

In 1990 under the wing of The Colour Rex Coated AOV Club, Jan Plumb and Angela Rushbrooke, who imported the first Sphynx into the UK.  applied to the GCCF for the breed to be recognised, but this was refused as the Governing Council Executive felt the breed was not viable in a normal pet home  and consequently were not allowed to put this amazing breed on exhibition any  more. However this did not stop the breed from gaining popularity and in July 1991  THE SPHYNX CAT CLUB was formed, holding it’s inaugural meeting after an Open Day  at the home of Jan Plumb.

The  Club has come a long way since then and has a membership of around  150 admirers of the breed. In July 2005, the Club was granted pre-affiliation to  the GCCF, exactly fourteen years to the day, that the Club was formed. The  Sphynx were once again allowed  to be placed on exhibition at GCCF shows.

The Sphynx Cat Club holds an Open Day each year, produces a yearly  magazine and has so far held three seminars on the Sphynx breed, the one held  last year jointly with  the newly formed Sphynx Cat Association who have  also been granted pre-affiliation. The clubs work closely together for the good  of the breed. Also in July 20005 a Sphynx Breed Group was put in place to revise the breed standard and lay down a breeding policy so the Clubs could go forward and apply, at last, for the bred to recognised. The Breed group thanks Julia May  for sitting in on it’s meetings and guiding it in the right directions. The  Breed Group Chairman is Mr. John Hannson, a well respected Judge and the  Secretary is Mrs. Hilary Dean, both of whom work tirelessly for the breed.

July 2006 was a very special day when  Janice, Angela and the whole  club membership achieved their dream, The GCCF granted the Sphynx breed  preliminary recognition. The breed number has been set as 84.

Sphynx have been shown at FIFe  and TICA shows for many years where they have gained championship status.

 

OFFICERS OF THE COMMITTEE

HON. CHAIRMAN

Miss E Hummerton

VICE CHAIRMAN – Mrs. Donna Mansi

HON SECRETARY/MEMBERSHIP OFFICER

Mrs. Jan Plumb

HON. TREASURER

Mr Paul Reid

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Morris Dean (GCCF Delegate)

Ms Nicola Simons

Ms. Donna Mansi

Ms. Claire Taylor

WELFARE OFFICER

Ms. Nicola Simons.

WELFARE OFFICER- SCOTLAND

Mr. George Gow

KITTEN LIST

Miss Elsie Hummerston

Club Advisor

Mrs H Dean

Overseas  Advisor

Mr J Reid

 

WEBSITE  CO-ORDINATOR

Mrs Ann Hobson-Kelly