The Peterbald cat is a very new breed developed in 1994 when a breeder in St. Petersburg, Russia crossed a Donskoy Sphynx cat with an Oriental Shorthair cat.
The result was a cat with varying amounts of hair, wrinkly skin and dextrous front paws like the Donskoy Sphynx, and the vocal personality and long, exotic body style and head shape closer to the Oriental.
The Peterbald comes in different hair types including brush, velour, nude and ultra-bald.
There is a velvety, fuzzy coat called velour. There is completely hairless, referred to as nude, (Within this type is the "ultra-bald" which has no whiskers or eyebrows and an unusual, sticky feel to the skin) then there is a fine wiry texture called brush. This hair type is often very patchy and they often turn completely bald over time.
Peterbald cats are exquisite looking with the agile frame of the Oriental Short Hair and the Modern Siamese cat, but with a more cuddly personality and all-around friendly character.
They tend to make exceptionally gentle, warm and loving companions.