About Peterbalds

Peterbald cats are some of the most curious, outgoing creatures in the world.  They consider themselves to be the center of your universe, and are compelled to be involved in everything you do!  Whether it is following you around the house, riding on your shoulder, or snuggling under your blankets at night, your Peterbald will find many ways to ensure their participation in your everyday life.

Peterbald coats:  The Peterbald cames in four basic coat types:  Bald, flock, brush, and straight-coat.  The bald, flock, and brush coat are all show-quality, while the straight-coat is pet-quality only.  All coat types can be born in a litter, and a cat’s coat can often change from one type to another until he or she is two years old.

  • The Bald variety is completely hairless.  Meeting a bald cat for the first time is an interesting experience, and the feel of their skin is described as anything from warm silly putty to fine grit sandpaper.
  • Flock coats range from light to heavy.  A light flock coat is just barely visible when you look at the cat, and gives the cat the feel of silk.  A heavy flock coat is much more visible on the cat.  Petting a cat with a heavy flock coat is like running your hand along a piece of velvet – very soft and wonderful to touch!
  • Brush coat cats have longer, wiry hair on their body.  A cat with a heavy brush coat is completely covered in a thick layer of wirehair.   A cat with light brush may only have some sparse wirehair on his or her back and tail which may fall out and leave a flock type coat underneath as the cat ages.
  • Straight coat cats have regular fur.  They are similar in appearance to a Shorthair Oriental or Siamese cat, and while they can’t be shown, they still have the wonderful Peterbald personality and make great pets!