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Donskoy (Hairless Cat)

Information and Pictures

Fugly the hairless Donskoy cat is sitting on a blanket and in the background there is dolphins swimming painted on the wall

Adult Donskoy cat, photo courtesy of Possom’s Creek Cattery and Rescue Home

Other Names

Don Sphynx

Description

The Donskoy is not always a bald cat. Some are born hairless, but some have hairy kittens too. Some feel like a poodle, Some like a Wirehair Terrier and some like sheep wool. The gene is lot like the one for the Chinese Crested Dog. in every litter there are a few hairy kittens and some of the hairy ones are born with a bald spot on their heads. The ones with the bald spot will grow up to be bald cats by the time they are 2 years old. The kittens that are born hairy, without a bald spot on their head, with keep their hair for life. Donskoy are like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get till they grow up. Most breeders can still tell 90% of the time at birth what their adult hair will be.

Coat

Hairless

Colors and Patterns

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Temperament

Sociable and affectionate.

Height, Weight

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Health Problems

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Living Conditions

This breed should be kept indoors.

Grooming

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Origin

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Outcross Breeds

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Recognition

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Fugly the hairless Donskoy Cat is sitting with its eyes closed

Adult Donskoy cat, photo courtesy of Possom’s Creek Cattery and Rescue Home

Five Kittens are laying on a blanket

Kittens, photo courtesy of Possom’s Creek Cattery and Rescue Home

A hairless Donskoy Kitten is jumped up against a wall and looking up

Kitten, photo courtesy of Possom’s Creek Cattery and Rescue Home