Peterbald (Petersburg bald cat)
Peterbalds look very elegant, slender and they have a very distinctive head shape: long and narrow, with a straight profile, almond-shaped eyes and large ears divorced in hand. Ideal representatives of the breed look like besshёrstnye oriental cats.
Peterbalds usually have good character, they are friendly, curious, intelligent and very active. Peterbalds like all members of the family and need to communicate with people; they do not belong to independent cats. Peterbalds get along well with other cats and other pets, and get along well with children. They are not vindictive, and all this makes great Peterbald cat companions.
Peterbald breed was obtained in 1994, in St. Petersburg, Russia, as a result of an experimental breeding sphynx Afinogen myth and Oriental cats, world champion Radmila Yagerhof background. The breed was created by well-known Russian Olga Mironova felinology involving Tatyana Komarova who owns Afinogen myth. From the first two litters were obtained four-peterbald kittens: Mandarin iz Murino, Muscat iz Murino, Nezhenka iz Murino and Nocturne iz Murino. These four are the founders of the breed peterbald.
In 1996 the breed was recognized Feline Breeding Federation (SFF), was adopted by the breed standard with assignment abbreviation PBD. In 1997, the breed is recognized The International Cat Association (TICA) and assign the breed abbreviation PD, and in 2003 the breed was recognized in the World Cat Federation (WCF) with the abbreviation PBD. Other possible designation of the breed: PBD, PTB, PD and PSX.
Currently breed develops in the direction of extreme Oriental and Siamese types: long muzzle, large, divorced in hand ears, flat cheekbones and elegant body on high legs. That is why all of the existing breed standards allow Peterbald matings with Orientals and Siamese, and also with their semi-longhair variations (Balinese and Javanese cat).
Peterbalds usually have good character, they are friendly, curious, intelligent, very active and playful.
Peterbalds like all members of the family and need to communicate with people; they do not belong to independent cats. These talkative cats require affection and attention.
Peterbalds get along well with other cats and other pets, and get along well with children. They are not vindictive, and all this makes great Peterbald cat companions.
Despite the lack of hair, hairless sphinx can not be considered fully. His skin covers a very short and thin undercoat, almost invisible to the eye and imperceptible hand. To the touch it seems soft, gentle suede. Tiny hairs are soft on the ears, muzzle, paws and tail.
For those of cats characterized by increased body temperature, so they feel hot to the touch. B therefore empower their healing properties. In addition, there is a perception that hairless cats, unlike the “wool” – do not cause allergies.
Basically Peterbalds it healthy strong animals with good immunity and good resistance to infectious diseases. With timely execution vaccinations, proper care and good food they bring great joy.
Keep them not too difficult, although some differences on the content of other cats are still there. Firstly, it wool, i. e. its absence. Sphinxes can freeze and get sick, so for this you need to seriously monitor, prevent drafts and dampness. But sphinxes and can burn your tender body near the fireplace or hot battery. Since these cats sweat (very unusual trait for cats), they should be cleaned daily with a damp sponge to remove grease or bathe regularly with warm water and a mild shampoo.
To maintain heat (due to lack of hair at sphynxes it increased at 38, 5-39 ° C) they require a lot of energy. They are mobile, and often like to eat well. B sphinxes diet should include meat, fish, eggs, cereal, cheese or ready to feed a good quality.
However, there is a big difference from feeding other cats do not. The better matched nutrition for your pet, the healthier it will look. B cold days is necessary to increase the degree of caloric intake that cats do not feel cold.
Peterbald need to properly educate a child to grow a good animal.
Brush – kitten covered with hair, short or long, stiff, crimped completely or partially. Adult animal, or remains the same, or at the back and neck areas appear partial baldness.
Brush-point – the kitten does not differ from Brasov, may have a shorter hair on the back and head, tail bushy. Adult animal has a thick coat only on the face, legs and possibly the tail, that is, the “point”. The body is laid bare or completely covered with a thin flock.
Velour – kitten has a soft, short or long hair on the entire body, longer and more dense on the feet and tail. Adult animal may have a brief residual fur on his paws and muzzle, can almost completely undress, remains in the “toes” or “golfikah” rarely undresses completely, but such cases are not the exception. Tough wool “coming” is harder than soft.
Flock – kitten usually has no eyebrows and mustache, or hemp stubby mustache. Wool, if it can be called, not more than 2 mm around the body. View on how the kitten would not have her, he feels silky, very nice, like a nice velvet. This kitten is simply impossible to confuse with epilate (which happens from unscrupulous breeders who are trying to raise the price so the kitten).
Naked – kitten completely without wool on PostScript points may be residual fur (dust). Skin is covered by specific secretions – that gives the skin a kind of rubber. When stroking a kitten – that leather stretches over hand.
Labrador variation – a feature of this variation – in the absence of the gene hairless. Kitten has the usual six and straight mustache. With age not undress.
And there are many more like transitional types of wool, sometimes it’s hard to guess what will be the kitten in the adult state.
Peterbalds as oriental as and Siamese cats belong to a single breed group – Oriental cat. These standards are similar and differ only in the presence mainly of wool.
The narrow, wedge-shaped, with flat cheeks and forehead, muzzle strong, spicy, let light pinch. The length of the skull is almost equal to the length of the muzzle. On the forehead vertical wrinkles radiating horizontally above the eyes. Vibrissae crimped in adult animals can be broken off or absent. The chin is well developed.
almond shaped, obliquely set, green or blue.
large, broad at the base apart. Preferred low ear set.
The long, thick, muscular, with good bone. Deep groin line.
Long, with good bone. Forearms are straight.
Oval; fingers long, mobile.
A long, straight, biting, tapering to the tip. In the last third of the tail may be residual wool.
Flexible, redundant, in the folds of traveling. Possibility of residual wool muff on the base of the ears, on the legs and lower parts of the limbs, tail. Maybe there is a seasonal increase of wool on the body. Whiskers curled in adult cats can be broken off or missing. No eyelashes. Preferably, the total lack of hair.
Any way. The examination is conducted separately for the color, but all tabby and Torbi evaluated without separation in pattern, but with the separation by color (black tabby, blue tabby, bicolor, etc.).
Individuals retained prominent crimped hair after a year, are within-category brush – bristles (from the English. Brush – brush). That the residual wool only on a points (remote parts – tail, limbs, muzzle, base of the ears), constitute a category brashpoyntov. Both categories are heterozygous for the gene Nrbd. Completely hairless heterozygous category Petersburg sphinxes keeps faint hair on limbs, tangible as “evening stubble.” Homozygous Peterbalds like a rubber toy with flexible, easy to stretch the skin – cat-gamma (from the English. Gummy? Tires). Disadvantages: Short, round head, small ears, or directly set, round or protruding eyes, short body, short or incorrect ending tail, full body pubescence, weak chin, undershot up to 2 mm (with fangs in the castle).
Inversion century, undershot more than 2 mm, no lock on canine, hooks and bends of the tail.
crossing with other breeds: Oriental cat (Siamese, Oriental, Bali and tangerines-Javanese cat). Repetition crosses with Sphynx is not recommended.