The Peterbald is a breed of cat which originated in Russia, with elegant and slim builds. Peterbalds have a distinctive head, almond-shaped eyes, a straight profile and large set-apart ears. They slightly resemble Oriental Shorthair cats.
They were created in 1994 in Russia when a Don Hairless and an Oriental Shorthair were mated. To continue the breed standard Oriental type look, all standards for the breed still encourage mating with Oriental and Siamese cats.
Peterbalds are peaceful, sweet, curious, smart and full of energy. They enjoy company much more than solitude, enjoying humans, other pets and children. Peterbalds are excellent companion cats.