Best Hairless Cat Breeds for a Unique Pet Pal

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Sphynx

The most well-known hairless cat breed is the sphynx, which originated in Canada in the 1960s. Resulting from a naturally occurring recessive genetic mutation,

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Bambino

The bambino is a pint-sized hairless cat, as its name—"baby" or "child" in Italian—suggests. This dwarf feline is a cross between the sphynx and the munchkin. Some might have a little fur,

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Donskoy

Also known as the Russian hairless, Don hairless, or Don sphynx, the Donskoy is different from the sphynx. The sphynx gets their hairlessness from a recessive genetic mutation. Meanwhile

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Dwelf

When you cross a sphynx and an American curl, the product is the friendly and playful elf cat, a larger version of the dwelf. These cats typically have a downy feel to their soft skin, similar to peach fuzz. Some have light

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Elf

Bulldogs originated in England in the 13th century to bait bulls. They are tough, muscular dogs that also have a friendly, sweet, and calm side.

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Lykoi

Also known as the werewolf cat, the lykoi isn’t always hairless. Some lykoi cats are entirely covered in the breed’s distinctive black-gray coat, while others are predominantly hairless.

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Minskin

The minskin is a short-legged, hairless cat developed from a breeding a munchin and a sphynx. These cats often have sparse, fine fur on their bodies, especially at the “points” (the nose, ears, legs, and tail).

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Peterbald

The Peterbald is an elegant feline with prominent features and long limbs. They originated from a cross between the Donskoy and Oriental shorthair. Not all Peterbalds are born hairless.

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Sphynx Hybrids

Breeders continue to use the hairless mutation in sphynx cats to produce new hybrids. For instance, the sphynxiebob is a cross between a sphynx and an American bobtail and emerged in 2015.

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