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Sphynx or Donskoy or Peterbald...help! Sphynx or Donskoy or Peterbald...help!Hi! We are looking to add

KittyCat13

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Hi! We are looking to add a new family member, and are having a hard time choosing between the Canadian Sphynx, Peterbald, and Donskoy. Can anyone advise? Really just wanting to know healthwise and affection levels, which you would recommend, and male or female. No one has litters of any of these close by so would love some feedback!! Thanks in advance. ❤
 

k9guy

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Out of those three choices I would say the Donskoy from a reputable breeder. Based on research it seems they are less prone to hereditary problems, than the Sphynx.
 

Toa and Ross

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I only know the sphynx and never met a Donskoy or Peterbald. But from what I've heard they have a similar personality.
Female and male makes not such a big difference. It's more about the personality.
Good luck in your search!
 

CathyO

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Would be helpful to know what pet(s) you already have? It seems it's no diff than lottery when it comes to health and personality for sphynx vs donskoy: Difference Between Canadian Sphynx, Don Sphynx And Peterbald I would focus on the breeder's manner of raising the kittens and individual cat personality. I personally prefer a breeder that has gotten their kittens to weekly bathing and nail clipping and uses sisal rope -only scratching posts for all their cats as I have tons of soft and rough carpet and velvet/microfiber surfaces in my home. Otherwise, you may adopt a kitty that may be confused where to scratch.

I've seen Peterbalds in person at cat shows and found them a tad bit too big and really closer to a siamese look which I'm not too keen about. If you don't mind a bit of fur (non-shedding), I would look into Cornish Rexes. They are known to live quite long and living up to 20 yrs is not uncommon but they remain playful forever (?) lol.
 

Sheldon13

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I have to say Sphynx PURELY because of the personality of the breed. It’s everything to me!


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