They are exotic, they are weird, they are ugly but cute, they are hairless cats. If you have had the privilege of being close to any of these majestic cats, you probably saw the Sphynx, which is the most popular of the hairless cats.
But there are other breeds of hairless cats that are usually derivated from the Sphynx cat. Let’s take a look at them.
The most famous of the hairless cats. This cat originated in Canada in 1966, at least according to official records. But some say that these cats can be traced thousands of years back to the Aztecs. These cats are overall friendly and get along with people easily. This makes them great companions.
The Bambino cat is the result of crossing a Sphynx and the Munchkin cat. They were bred to make them stay little throughout their entire life. This friendly and affectionate breed was first discovered in the United States in 2005. These small cats love to stay around and get along with adults and children. They are pretty intelligent and love to cuddle.
The Donskoy cat is of Russian origin. They were discovered in the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don in 1987. They are easily confused with the Sphynx. The main difference between these two hairless cats is that the Sphynx gene responsible for hairlessness is due to a recessive gene whereas for the Donskoy it’s a dominant gene.
The Peterbald cat one is of Russian origin too. These cats resulted from the cross between a Donskoy and an Oriental Shorthair. They were first introduced in Saint Petersburg in 1994. This is the thinnest of the hairless cats. A really exotic cat, this one is pretty sought after despite its slimness and rat-like tail.
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