The Peterbald is known for its distinct looks and features. They have the hair-losing gene and can often be born either bald, or with a coat; which comes in a variety of colours. They have a sweet nature and are very affectionate with their loved ones. They’re smart, energetic, curious and very peaceful.
The Peterbald tends to live in harmony with other domestic pets and especially cats; as well as children. The Peterbald is of medium size with a muscular build. Their head is narrow and long with a straight profile. Their eyes are almond shaped and their muzzle is wedge shaped. Their tail is whip-like and they have webbed feet and oval paws that allow them to open door knobs and grasps objects. This cat breed typically has no fur but some of the breeds have short fuzzy hair. If your Peterbald is born with no hair you can notice the wrinkles more in their body. Their other features also include almond shaped eyes, pointed ears that resemble bats ears. They have slender bodies and their heads are triangle shaped.
The Peterbald originates from Russia and was first created in St Petersburg in 1994 during a breeding experiment by Olga S. Mironova. This cat breed resembles the Orientia; Shorthaired with a hair-losing gene.
Peterbalds are very sweet-tempered, peaceful, affectionate, energetic and very smart. They are vocal but not as vocal as other cat breeds. Because of their temperament, they tend to live perfectly well with other cat breeds, children and pets.
The Peterbald doesn't require grooming because they're hairless but you should always protect them from sunburn and the cold. They also require regular bathing to prevent the build-up of oils and dirt.
The Peterbald is a relatively healthy cat breed but they are prone to developing skin issues because they're hairless. Their skin is rather delicate and therefore they can get easily injured when playing with the cats or children.