7 Hairless Cat Breeds
That Will Charm Even Dog-Lovers
Hairless cats are distinguished not only by the lack of hair and characteristic wrinkles. They are interesting and playful pets that are loyal to their owners and make excellent jolly companions.
Sphynxes are considered to be one of the most popular bald cat breeds. They were bred back in the 1960s in Canada and are naked due to a recessive genetic mutation.
Sphynxes are wonderful pets, thanks to their playful and sociable nature. They like to be in the company of people and meow, "communicating" with their owner.
It’s better to keep in mind that they may have patches of hair on their muzzles, paws and tail that need to be shaved off. And you can't write off the abundance of meowing just because the cat is sociable - they can have heart problems, so you'd better show your cat to the vet from time to time.
Bambinos are the result of a mixture of Munchkins and Sphynxes. Their trademark is short paws and high upright ears. You can say that this breed is a perpetual kitten who remains small and playful even in adulthood.
Bambinos may also have some hair on their paws, muzzle, tail, and ears, but there are some that are completely bald. These will definitely not shed.
Donskoy Sphynx (aka Don Sphynx)
An alternative name for this unique breed is the Russian Hairless. They have wrinkled skin, big ears, and long toes on their paws. But the most interesting thing is that in winter they gain a light coat, and when the heat returns they shed it and become completely bald.
Because of this, the Don Sphynx won’t be a good choice for those cat lovers who do not want to deal with fur on the furniture at all. But it is easier to take care of them in the cold season compared to other bald cats, because of their small fur they are not so cold.
The St. Petersburg Sphynx or Peterbald is a cross between an oriental short-haired cat and a Don Sphynx. The result is affectionate and faithful pets, which are often compared to dogs. The fingers on their front paws are incredibly flexible, so that cats of this breed can actually hold objects and open doors.
Their delightful appearance combines the best of crossbreds - big ears of Oriental and almond-shaped eyes of Sphynx, as well as bald skin or light "fluff". There is only one minus - the breed is very rare, and to get such a kitten is extremely difficult.
But if you succeed, consider yourself lucky. To capture the beauty of your pet and not to miss the opportunity to show off in front of guests, you can even order his portrait in the historical style. A picture that depicts your pet as Napoleon or Queen Victoria would be the best way to highlight his majesty and admirable beauty.