More and more often we hear about hairless cats, a particular breed of feline also known as the naked cat – and an original and truly unique cat at that.
The hairless cat seems to be different than the traditional cat, but it is very affectionate and sociable. There are actually several breeds of hairless cat, some of which are extremely expensive. Let’s discover all the variety of the hairless cat price because not all of them are equal. It’s important to remember that they are rather expensive animals and relatively uncommon.
Hairless cat, prices
The hairless cat, known as the naked cat, is a cat which is characterized by the absence, but only at first glance, of hair. If you stroke it, you will soon realise that the cat is equipped with a series of millimetre-thin, yet dense hairs.
This does not take away from the fact that it is an extremely delicate cat which in winter suffers from the cold and in summer easily risks getting sunburned. The characteristic of hairless cats and the appearance of being hairless is given by the absence of hair which is caused by a spontaneous mutation of the recessive gene, called ‘hr’.
There are several breeds of hairless cats and from the various crossbreeds several hybrids were born, the prices of which have steadily increased. Let’s take a look at the most common breeds in detail.
The Canadian Sphynx is perhaps the most widespread breed of hairless cat. It is an excellent companion cat looking for lots of cuddles and affection. The price of such a specimen is around €1,000, but the price can also increase depending on the genealogy.
The Peterbald is a rather widespread breed of hairless cat. It comes from Russia and is the result of crossbreeding a Russian hairless, Donskoy, and an Oriental Shorthair female, a sweet and affectionate character, but very energetic and one which becomes very attached to its owners. The price for a Peterbald hairless cat is around €700 – €1000.
The Elf cat is a very recent and very rare hybrid derived from the crossing of the Sphynx with the American Curl. Lively and active, it is a kind and attentive cat whose price can go from €2000 to €3000. Of Russian origin once again, the Levkoy cat comes from cats with folded ears and a Sphynx. It is a friendly cat, very playful and intelligent. The price goes from €800 to €1200. Among the hairless cats there is then the baby cat, a breed of American origin born from a cross between Sphynx and Munchkin. It is characterized by its wrinkled appearance and has a very friendly and affectionate personality. Prices go from €1500 to €3000.