Origins of the breed
Hairless cats have appeared from time to time and in different parts of the world. The most notable is probably the Mexican Hairless, which is believed to date back to pre-Columbian times and which was recorded at the beginning of the 20th century in Frances Simpson’s well-known book “The Book Of The Cat”.
Other examples have also been found in different areas, particularly in Russia, which has developed the Don Sphynx and the Peterbald. The Sphynx, as we know it, dates back to the 1960’s, when a hairless kitten was born to a domestic cat in Ontario, Canada. Attempts to breed more hairless cats from this kitten were partially successful.