Bambinos are the deliberate hybrid from a sphynx and munchkin they are short legs and no coat although not truly hairless. The skin should have the texture of Chamois. They maybe covered with a fine down that is almost imperceptible to the eye and touch.


The famous hariless cat! A small cat, generally classified as a dwarf cat along with other miniature cats like the Dwelf, Minskin, Lambkin and other short legged cats.

Grooming and Physical Needs

Size: On the small side.

  • Grooming Needs: Whilst shedding is minimal this cat needs regular bathing to keep its skin soft, clean and supple.
  • Coat Type: Hairless, sleep. Massage and light water rubbing to maintain.
  • Moulting: Next to no shedding.
  • Exercise Needs: Regular light play.
  • Average Life Span: 12-15 years
  • Healthcare: The Bambino is generally a robust and healthy cat, but they are prone to the genetic heart condition Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) which is seen in the Sphynx.


  • Family: They get along well with children provided that the kids are taught to treat the cat respectfully.
  • Temperament: Bambino cats are friendly, intelligent, and affectionate. They love to be handled and cuddled up on the laps of their family members.
  • Trainability: Not known for tricks and training.
  • Sociability (Other Pets): They get along well with other pets, provided that proper introductions with the other pets are made.
  • Meowing: Overall quiet cat.


Information courtesy of ANCAT