Cat breeds are not often discussed. Most cats in the world are referred to by color. How many times have you heard a friend say, “My cat is grey” when asked what kind of cat it is? On the other hand, dogs are very breed specific, so you’ll often hear “My dog is a Husky, Border Collie and Poodle Mix” when asked the same question. This difference comes from cat breeds not having as much variety in size and shape. However, these ten rarest cat breeds are extremely distinctive!
Cat Breeds In Existence Today
Much like the hairless Sphynx, this cat was developed in Russia in 1994. This breed is born with a small amount of down at birth, which they gradually lose while becoming sleek, elegantly beautiful cats. The Peterbald is incredibly sweet and lovable, and their care guidelines are quite similar to the Sphynx. Their build is strikingly similar to the Oriental Shorthair, and these super rare kitties come in a variety of colors and markings.
Peterbalds may look weak and ineffectual, but they’re anything but. In fact, their average body temperature hovers over 105 degrees, which helps them maintain a speedy metabolism to combat illness and disease.