The elf cat's history

The Elf was successfully developed from crossing the Sphynx cat and American Curl cats In 2004 by Kristen Leedom and Karen Nelson of Falmari. Each of these two breeds has a single obvious quality, and the Elf was expected to inherit them.

The most obvious components of Elves are the presence of bent or curled ears and a lack of hair, taken from the Sphynx kitten or cat.

Regardless, like the Sphynx, the Elf or Elf kittens aren’t completely bare as their skin may be covered with outstandingly fine fur.


Name: Ruddy

Sex: Male
Breed: Elf
Age: 10 Weeks old
Eye Color: Odd Eyes
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Elf cats have a strong body that resembles Sphynx kittens or cats and above all, they also got their cheeks and head lines.  They can range from medium to large in size. Elves have very short fuzz or hair meanwhile their skin is wrinkled around the shoulders, ears, and mouth.

Contrarily, the elf breed do not take their curved ears from the sphynx.

In general, Elves are seen as a low-support cat breed. Due to the way that the Elf is smooth, potential owners will not need to worry about shedding. Elves, however, will require a standard shower or wipe-down.

Standard planning is imperative to kill oily discharges from the skin. For the most part, Elves can become oily to the touch or considerably get skin issues, however, various Elf cats persevere (and even appreciate) an occasional shower.

Elves have cat registration and are accepted as a registered breed and many breeder and owners show their elves in TICA (The International Cat Association) shows.

Appearance, Personality and Demeanor

An elf cat in the cattery

The Elf cat is a really friendly, fragile hairless cat breed and that infers that it can without a very remarkable stretch conform to most family settings and family structures.

The Elf is sweet-tempered, lively and intelligent and above all else loves to cuddle. Elf cats often make a purring sound that sounds like chirping.

These cats are intelligent, friendly, social, outgoing and very affectionate; they’re lively and active but gentle at the same time. They have the elf ear. Yes, like the ones in stories.

They are highly social and love to be around people and other animals. Elves come in a variety of colors and patterns, including solid colors, tabby, and tortoiseshell.

Elfs easily adapt to other pets in a home. In any case however, due to their absence of hair, they should preferably stay indoors in the cattery at all times for their own care.

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Elf, Bambino and other hairless cat's relation to the sphynx cat

Sphynx cats are the foundation breed, known for being hairless with wrinkled skin, while Bambino are a cross between Sphynx and Munchkin cats, exhibiting short legs and the hairless trait. Elf cats, on the other hand, are the result of crossing the Sphynx with American Curl cats, featuring hairlessness and potential curled ears.

If you have to buy Sphynx, remember that Sphynx price or other breeds such as dwelf price may vary from that of Elves. You may be able to buy dwelf or other hairless cats cheaper than elves.

Places to get these cats for sale

You can get these cats for sale from places like:

  • Cat for sale Florida.
  • Cat for sale California.
  • Texas
  • Michigan and many other states.

The price range for Elves is $1500-$2500 with an average in between. They are known as lap cats and love receiving affection.

Quick facts about elf cats

  • Weight: 10 to 15 pounds
  • Life expectancy: About 15 years
  • Playfulness and Activity level: High
  • intelligence: High 
  • Behavior: Calm, playful