The Donskoy, also known as the Russian hairless, Don hairless, or Don sphynx, is unlike any other sphynx. A recessive genetic mutation causes the sphynx to be hairless. Meanwhile, a dominant gene causes the Donskoy to be hairless. When the weather cools, some Donskoy cats develop a partial winter coat, which they lose once the weather warms up.
Overview of the Breed
- HEIGHT: TEN TO TWELVE INCHES
- APPROXIMATE WEIGHT: 7–15 POUNDS
- APPEARANCE: Hairless; creases around the face; muscular body