The Peterbald cat is a loyal and affectionate feline companion. What it lacks in hair it makes up for in affection, playfulness, and loyalty, earning it the compliment of being a "dog-like" cat. A product of Russian breeding, Peterbalds are always eager to interact with their human owners and get involved in daily household activities. Plus, shedding is never a problem with Peterbalds, they are either bald or covered in velvety fuzz . They come in full coat, velour coat, wirey coat or completely naked. They come in almost any color, bicolor, solids, torties.
A newer cat breed, the Peterbald was first developed in 1994 when a Russian breeder named Olga S. Mironova crossed an Oriental shorthair cat with a Don Sphynx cat. The resulting breed is now called the Peterbald after its popularity among cat enthusiasts of St. Petersburg, Russia.
The Peterbald breed was accepted by The International Cat Association (TICA) in 1997 and was recognized for championship status in 2005. TICA accepted the breed's brush coat variety for championship status in May 2008; one of the first brush coat Peterbald cats to achieve championship status was named Blue Belle. https://www.thesprucepets.com/peterbald-cat-breed-profile-4778267
The Peterbald cat is generally considered to be a low-maintenance breed. Potential Peterbald owners won't need to worry much about shedding, but the hairless varieties benefit from an occasional bath or wipe-down so that skin oils don't build up and cause irritation. There ear can get a waxy build up in them and around their toe nails. I gently use a damp qtip to clean the wax but not into the canal. These cats should be kept indoors because their lack of hair causes them to get cold very easily, they like to stay warm like you do. They can sunburn so be careful if you take your peterbald outside with you, never leave them alone and never use a zinc product on your cat.
Peterbalds are very intelligent and can learn tricks like dogs. These active and highly athletic cats love nothing more than to spend their time playing with their humans, and they're eager to participate in games with toys or puzzles, and most love to play fetch.
Because the Peterbald is so active and playful and craves interaction with its family. It makes an excellent family pet.