Peterbalds are originally from Russia, and a cross-breed between the Donskoy and the Oriental Shorthair. Peterbalds can be described as sweet-tempered, affectionate, peaceful, curious, smart, and energetic. Their large ears stand straight up from their triangular-shaped head. Their coat comes in a variety- hairless, extremely short, or very soft and fine. They are medium vocal, tend to follow their owners and naturally curious and adventurous. Peterbalds typically live in harmony with other cats and pets, and with children.
Common Health Conditions
- Feline ectodermal dysplasia can cause issues such abnormal teeth and severe gingivitis
- Patellar luxation causes lameness and prevents your Peterbald from jumping without hesitation. This is commonly known as a “slipped knee cap,” and occurs when the patella is displaced from the joint.
- Urinary tract infections in Peterbalds can be a result of a blockage in the urethra, or failure to empty correctly due to stones or crystals. These infections can also occur due to injury or stress.