Peterbald - PBD
This is a preliminary standard.
Final version is to be approved by the Standard Commission, and will soon be published.
The Peterbald is a hairless cat of Oriental type. It was developed by crossing Oriental typed cats with the Russian Donskoy, which has a hair losing gene.
Top of head
Wedge-shaped and long. The wedge starts at the nose and broadens on both sides in unbroken lines to the ear base. Top of head is slightly convex or almost flat viewed from the front.
Muzzle and chin
The cheek bones are high set and narrow, the cheeks flat. The muzzle is fine, without expressed whisker pads.
The profile is a long straight line or a slightly convex line from the top of the head to the tip of the nose
The eyes are almond-shaped, set wide apart and not deep. The distance between the eyes is not less than one eye width. The eyes are set at a slant, with the outer corners of the eyes set clearly higher than the inner corners. The eye set and aperture harmoniously match the wedge shape of the head and produce the typical oriental look of the breed.
Very large, set wide apart and wide open.
Size and boning
Medium to large sized but elegant, slender and muscular. Females are smaller than males.
Tubular, elongated. The rib cage and the shoulders are not wider than the hips. The contours of the back and the belly/groin are straight, almost parallel.
Long and slender, slightly curved (swan neck).
Legs and paws
The legs are long and slender, straight set.
Very long, whippy, thin at the base and ends in a pointed tip.
Multiple wrinkles on the head desirable, but not obligatory, not so many on the body. Whiskers are desirable.
All colours and patterns are recognized. Any amount of white is allowed.
See general part.
Special breed faults
Unharmonious broken lines of the profile and of the head.
Weak hanging ears (with the exception of kittens).
Young cats can have residual down hair on the face, tail and legs/paws, which is to disappear by the age of 2 years.
SIA, OSH, OLH, BAL. Any outcross to other hairless breeds is forbidden.