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Hi guys, I've asked on here if anyone knew of a Peterbald breeder in the UK, but the seems noone knows of any... :( I found one myself that had a litter, but it was too soon, and looks like they won't be having any more for quite some time, if ever.

Now I know the Peterbald stems from the Donskoy and Oriental, and I have been looking more closely at Orientals the last week or 2... I know they're not hairless, but can be very shorthaired. Thing is my hubby can't stand cat hairs on everything, and I have to admit I'm not a fan of that either, and I was wondering if Orientals shed like any other cat with fur? And also, they seem to have a lovely nature and similar to sphynx in many ways - can anyone on here give any opinions on this? Would be much appreciated!!
 
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I'm in the UK and I know a sphynx breeder if you are interested.
Thank you :) I'll remember that in case we land on another sphynx! I have just been researching other breeds, and I've been so taken with Peterbalds (but almost impossible to find a breeder in the UK!) and now Orientals, which also seem like an amazing breed and similar to Sphynx in nature, although some seem to say even more dog-like! It's always an anxious feeling when you deal with breeders I think, so being recommended one would definitely make me feel more at ease.
 

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I do not personally have one, but have known them and I can tell you they do shed. They are sweethearts though, very talkative and affectionate.


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I’d say it doesn’t hurt to go meet the cat. You will know if he is supposed to go home with you when you meet him. If it is kismet, you have yourself a new companion!


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I’d say it doesn’t hurt to go meet the cat. You will know if he is supposed to go home with you when you meet him. If it is kismet, you have yourself a new companion!

Oh, I wish I could... This particular kitten lives about as far away from us as is possible though (without leaving the country!), about an 8 hour round trip. It's often the case unfortunately :confused: We got lucky with Butchie and found a local breeder just 20 mins drive away, but mostly they seem to be located far away! I'm thinking when it comes down to it, a Skype "visit" first might be okay!?
 
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I do wish you luck on your search for a Peterbald if you decide to keep at it. I must say my late Miss P was a Peterbald and she was the sweetest, most amazing darling Ive ever had and there will never be another like her. Peterbalds are also very hard to find in my area, (southern US) and so thats why I chose to adopt a Sphynx baby this time around. But if you ever do find a Peterbald you wont be sorry. I find they are more mellow than sphynes and certainly smaller, and a tad easier to manage as far as grooming. The Orientals are gorgeous as well though :)
 
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