Hello all! I thought I'd introduce myself, as I have been reading this forum quite a bit lately and I'm so grateful for everything I've learned here! I fell in love with the Sphynx breed a while ago, and finally decided I would take the plunge! I'm currently in the very early process of finding a kitten. If it wasn't for this community and all of the information on reputable vs. non-reputable breeders I may have very well made a huge mistake and purchased a kitten from a local breeder who has given me so many warning signs! Not only do they not scan for HCM, but the breeder assured me that any health problems the cat could possibly have would present within the first year (which is how long her health guarantee is). I've been getting bad vibe after bad vibe and reading posts in this community has convinced me I should search elsewhere and be patient in order to adopt from a reputable and responsible breeder, so thank you very much! If there are any tips on sourcing out breeders, please let me know! There doesn't seem to be many Canadian Sphynx breeders in Manitoba, and all I can think for finding breeders is Google! Excited to see such a large, wonderful, and positive community here!