Get to know the Peterbald
All you need to know about the breed
The Peterbald is a unique breed that needs a lot of attention and care, so is best suited to experienced cat-owners. If you do welcome one into your life, expect endless devotion in return. The Peterbald is a sociable cat, often selecting one favourite human and then following them around the house. Part of their social temperament means that the Peterbald will vocalise almost constantly, mostly through meowing.
When they’re not trying to be the centre of your universe, the Peterbald is likely to be found playing - preferably with children, cats or dogs. This is a lively cat with plenty of energy to burn, which helps to keep them in shape.
Most Peterbald cats are completely hairless, although some have a very short layer of fur. This makes them sensitive to both hot and cold weather, requiring pet-safe sunscreen for the first, and a warm feline jumper for the second. If your Peterbald is hairless, they will require either regular bathing or daily wipe downs, to remove excess oil.
“Independence” and the Peterbald have yet to be introduced, so if you’re often away from home then this is not the breed for you. But with their sweet temperament and tendency to snuggle on your lap, it’s hard to tear yourself away from a Peterbald.
2 facts about Peterbald cats
Things to look out for
From specific breed traits to a general health overview, here are some interesting facts about your Peterbald