Peterbald Cats Breed

Peterbald Cats: Characteristics, Origin & more Details

The modern, hairless masterpiece 

The Peterbald is one of the youngest recognized cat breeds in the world. 

This breed was first bred in 1994 in Russia by cross-breeding an Oriental Shorthair and a Don Sphinx. The Peterbald was officially recognized as a separate breed in 1997. 

The result? A curiously short-to-no-haired, regal-looking cat that is highly affectionate and sociable, more so than either the Sphinx or the Oriental. The Peterbald is the best of both ancestors, carrying the unusual hairlessness of the Sphinx and the friendly demeanor of the Oriental Shorthair. 

The modern, hairless masterpiece 

The Peterbald is one of the youngest recognized cat breeds in the world. 

This breed was first bred in 1994 in Russia by cross-breeding an Oriental Shorthair and a Don Sphinx. The Peterbald was officially recognized as a separate breed in 1997. 

The result? A curiously short-to-no-haired, regal-looking cat that is highly affectionate and sociable, more so than either the Sphinx or the Oriental. The Peterbald is the best of both ancestors, carrying the unusual hairlessness of the Sphinx and the friendly demeanor of the Oriental Shorthair.