Donskoy Cat


The Donskoy cat, also known as Don Sphynx or Russian Hairless, is a hairless cat breed of Russian origin. It is not related to the better-known mostly hairless breed of cat, the Sphynx cat, also known as the Canadian Hairless, whose characteristic hairlessness is caused by a recessive mutation in the keratin 71 gene, whereas the Donskoy's hairlessness is caused by a dominant mutation.

The Cat Scanner app does provide a lot more information about the Donskoy Cat breed as well as many more.

Also known as

This breed is also called Don Hairless, Don Sphynx, Donskoy, Donskoy Cat as well as Russian Hairless.

Is your cat a Donskoy Cat?

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