The Peterbald is loaded with charm and personality, getting along well with children and other domestic pets. This is a great cat for the experienced and non-experienced owner that is looking for a strictly indoor pet. Everything is fun and games for the Peterbald because of its lively, graceful attitude.
Life Span: 10-12 years
Weight: Male Cats 8-10 lbs. Female Cats up to 8 lbs.
AboutThe Peterbald Cat Breed
The Peterbald breed of cat was not developed until the mid 1990s in St. Petersburg, Russia as a result of mating the Don Sphynx and the Donskoy. The first couple of litters produced a new category to later be known as the Peterbald breed. By 1996 the breed was recognized by the Russian Selectional Feline Federation (SFF), in 1997 by the International Cat Association (TICA) and finally into the World Cat Federation (WCF) in 2003. They have been given the abbreviated signs such as PTB, PD and PSX within these organizations. The breed was accepted into the American Cat Fanciers Association (ACFA) in 2008 for championship class competition with certain Peterbald species.
Although they are considered a hairless breed of cat, it was actually born with a hair-losing gene. They can be born with hair, be bald, flocked, or have a straight coat and lose some of their hair over time. They come in all colors and markings. If there is any hair left on its elegant body, it would be around the muzzle area, neck, feet, base of the ears, legs and parts of the tail. This is a very graceful cat with a muscular build, long legs and medium-sized bone frame. The tail is long; the feet oval for grasping objects and opening doors, webbed feet and, as with other hairless breeds, the head is a wedge-shaped or tirangular. They have a rather long, smooth muzzle, flat cheekbones and large, pointy ears that are set far apart. The skin can feel soft and warm, like a chamois or velvety touch. Eye color of the Peterbald usually reflects the coat and skin color. Males weigh between 8 - 10 pounds while the female grows up to 8 pounds.
The Peterbald is loaded with charm and personality, getting along well with children and other domestic pets. This is a great cat for the experienced and non-experienced owner that is looking for a strictly indoor pet. Everything is fun and games for the Peterbald because of its lively, graceful attitude, and can be a true clown in doing tricks and entertaining its owners and visitors. This cat is very affectionate, sweet-tempered, agile, energetic and an attention-seeker of its owners and anyone else willing to give it some love. They enjoy being surrounded by plenty of toys and cat condos to pursue some of their favorite games of climbing to all heights. They make great fun companions for people of all ages in any home environment.
The Peterbald has no particular medical issues to be concerned with, although it is always best to choose a good breeder that can minimize any problems. As with other hairless breeds, this cat will need to be protected from the cold with a coat, sweater or blankets. Also limit any exposure to the sun and protect its skin with pet-safe sun block to avoid any sunburn. One condition the cat is prone to is feline ectoderm dysplasia, having to do with tooth and lactation issues. It is suspected that this is linked to the mutation of the dominant male gene, and a reason to seek a good reputable breeder to provide a health guarantee.
The Peterbald requires the same regular grooming as most hairless breeds of cats
. They should be sponge-cleaned or bathed daily to weekly because of excess oily skin, clean the ears frequently and keep up with oral care from the time that feline enters your home. With proper care, the Peterbald can provide you with many years of fun, playful, loyal and affectionate companionship. Need to see more? Watch Perterbald cat informational video