A Sphynx cat needs a bath at least once a week, and preferably in a medicated pet shampoo like Malaseb to ensure any bacteria or other nasties are killed during the bath. Most cats of this breed have been acclimated to regular baths by their breeder, which you can see in all the cat videos of hairless kitties happily playing in the bath.
Grooming the Cornish Rex is typically as easy as brushing your hand over his coat. Some Cornish Rex cats have a longer or woollier coat, however, and may need some help from a soft bristle brush or fine-tooth comb to keep their coat looking neat. Groom gently so you don’t break the delicate hairs.
The Devon Rex is a breed of cat with a curly, very soft short coat similar to that of the Cornish Rex. They are often associated with being one of the most hypoallergenic cats available because of their type of coat. However, they are technically not hypoallergenic.
The LaPerm’s head is a modified wedge shape, meaning it is slightly rounded. The medium-size to large ears are slightly flared. Longhaired LaPerms have full furnishings (hair inside the ears) and a covering of fur on and around the outer ears that resembles earmuffs.
The Oriental Shorthair is a breed of domestic cat that is closely related to the Himalayan. It maintains the modern Himalayan head and body type but appears in a wide range of coat colors and patterns. Like the Himalayan, Orientals have almond-shaped eyes, a triangular head shape, large ears, and an elongated, slender, and muscular body.
The Siberian’s heart is as warm as his homeland is cold. He loves people and wants to be near them, so expect this affectionate cat to follow you around, including to the bathroom, and to “help” you with all of your reading, TV viewing, computer work and meal prep.
Cat breeders Kristen Leedom and Karen Nelson were the brilliant minds that came up with the Elf Cat – a hybrid consisting of the American Curl and the Sphynx. These adorable kitties have ears that curl back into “points” much like their elfin affiliates.
The Minskin is a new breed and at this stage it is difficult to establish the cat's average life span. It was developed from the Sphynx (15 yrs) and Munchkin (9 years) and of course the Burmese (15 yrs) and Devon Rex (10 years). A guesstimate would be around 10 years.
The Peterbald gene is dominant, whereas the Sphynx gene is a recessive. Sphynx feel like warm peaches or chamois, Peterbalds can have a variety of coats from sticky bald to a brush coat. The head type of a Peterbald is a long elongated face, the Sphynx has a much shorter, wider face.
Care: Ukrainian Levkoy cats are fairly easy to care for and do not shed because they are hairless. However, it is best to keep them indoors and important to ensure that they avoid direct sunlight or drafty places because they can quickly become cold or sunburned.