Since the Peterbald has almost no fur, it should be kept absolutely as a housing cat. However, the active and inquisitive cat breed does not need to be bored, so it needs a lot of space as well as sufficient employment and climbing opportunities. Peterbalds are very clever and are therefore usually happy when they can let off steam on intelligence games. With children, the patient velvet paws get along well with appropriate socialization and can therefore easily be kept in families.
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Just like the Canadian Sphynx, the Peterbald is one of the so-called Nacktkatzenrassen and is said to have been the result of an experimental mating of a Don Sphynx cat with a female Oriental Shorthair cat. Originally, the purebred cat comes from Russia and was recognized there in 1996 by the SFA (Russian Selectional Feline Federation). The breed has been represented at TICA since 1997 and at the CFA since 2003. Unlike the FIFé: There, the Peterbald is only provisionally recognized.
Since she carries a gene that causes hair loss, the Peterbald has very short coat, which is more likely to be called fluff. Your skin is reminiscent of gray flannel and should feel like a horse’s snout.
The Peterbald is usually described as a good-natured, peaceful and curious cat breed. In addition, she is very smart and full of energy that she would like to live out in a sufficiently large apartment. Peterbalds are also considered affectionate. They spend a lot of time with their people and love to communicate with each family member. Also with other cats and animals they understand themselves normally and with appropriate socialization very well.
Attitude and care
Since Peterbald is a very docile and patient cat breed, it fits well with families with children. The lively nature and their unconditional play instinct should, however, be absolutely justified and the Peterbald numerous play and climbing opportunities available. Many breed representatives are also happy about doing tricks with them.
Due to its special paw shape, Peterbald is able to pick up food and small objects with their paws. Intelligence games, such as a Fummelbrett are therefore just right for them.
The Peterbald is a very sociable cat breed. That’s why she loves being the center of attention and does not like to be alone. Anyone who decides for the attitude of this breed cat, should therefore urgently think about the purchase of a second cat.
Due to its very thin coat, which is rather to call fluff, the Peterbald belongs to the housing posture, as they can burn in too strong sunlight or undercool in winter.