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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-29-2006, 11:38 AM Thread Starter
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Peterbald Sphynx

Does any one have any knowledge about Peterbalds (the Russian Sphynx; NOT the Canadian/North American Sphynx, which is more common)? What are their temperaments/personalities like? What sort of care do they require?

I have been looking into the breed and I know that they have Oriental Shorthair in their background, which is the breed of my 2 kittens. In my explorations, I met a Peterbald breeder. She has just let me know that a kitten has come available. He was going to be used by her as a breeder but he has a thick cornea (?) and his eyes are different colours. He will not have terrible vision but it won't be 20/20, so she won't be breeding him.

He is adorable but I'm afraid of how the social hierarchy will change if I move from 2 to 3 cats. Fortunately, both of my cats are young (under 1 year of age) and pretty laid back. However, I would feel terrible if one cat was picked on mercilessly by the others. Any advice??
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I don't know much about the breed, but I have understood that it is a hairless Oriental/Siamese, with the same breed standard, except for the fur, of course.
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For anyone that's curious, here is a brief profile on Peterbalds.

http://us.iams.com/iams/en_US/jsp/IAMS_ ... erbal.html

Earlier this year, they were accepted for championship status in TICA.
They're not for everyone but I find them adorable, as well as extremely friendly and affectionate.

Depending on how my visit to a cattery goes, I am considering adopting one to complete my family (currently have 2 Oriental Shorthairs). Given that Peterbalds have Siamese/Oriental in their heritage and tend to be extremely friendly, I think this little Peterbald may fit nicely into my home...but we'll see how it goes.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-08-2006, 08:22 PM
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Peterbald and Don Sphynx will be also accept in FiFE from 2007 ->

FiFe standard for Peterbald (PDF)
http://www.fifeweb.org/wp/events/peterbald.pdf
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Thank you kapatrick. Those are beautiful Bengals you have!
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LOL! In that last photo, the cat looks like a slingshot!


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LOL! In that last photo, the cat looks like a slingshot!
hahahahaha oh that gave me the giggles

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that doesn't hurt them?


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Ouch They looks so soft though
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-18-2006, 10:31 AM
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OMG... why would anyone even think of holding cats that way.
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