They have been described as the Marmite of cats - you either love them or shudder.
Well, enough of us have developed a taste for hairless Sphynxes for them to be recognised as a breed.
There are now 25 certified breeders in the UK, which fulfils the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy guidelines.
The Sphynx was bred in the 60s from a genetic anomaly in a Devon Rex.
The Sphynx Cat Association said: 'People are starting to think they are not that bad. Almost similar to when people meet spiders or snakes for the first time.'