Minskin cat is named for its miniature size and soft-as-cashmere sparsely coated skin, highlighted by short, soft fur “points” on the extremities: face, ears, legs, and tail. The Minskins are only a decade old. They began to be developed in Boston in 1998 by breeder Paul McSorley, who achieved the look and personality he wanted by crossing the Sphynx and the Munchkin.
Those cats are generally healthy. The Minskin’s minimal coat is nonshedding and easy to groom. Like with sphynxes regular bathing with a mild shampoo is necessary to keep the skin supple and healthy.