These different cat breeds belong to the Preliminary New Breed Category. This is the beginning level of the Championship Advancement Class Program. These breeds of cats can be shown in TICA shows but cannot earn titles. To be eligible for advancement they have to follow specific rules.

The different cat breeds in this category are the Donskoy, the Highlander long hair and short hair, the Kurilian Bobtail long hair and short hair, the Minskin, the Ojos Azules long hair and short hair, the Serengeti and the Sokoke.

The Donskoy

The Donskoy originally comes from Russia, where Elena Kovaleva rescued a kitten in 1987 from being abused. Due to stress the kitten started losing its hair. This hairless cat later on gave birth to kittens who soon after birth started losing their hair. Irina Nemikina who is a professional cat breedertook a kitten and bred a new breed of hairless cats which she called the Don Sphynx. In TICA registries it is known as the Donskoy.

This different cat breed is truly different in looks! The Donskoy is an elegant, active, social and people-orientated cat. This hairless cat gets along well with other pets and should never be without a companion – be it human or another pet.

The Donskoy comes in 4 different coats types in a variety of colors. A dominant hair loss gene causes the Donskoy’s birth coat to fall out. The coat types include flocked, velour, brush and rubber bald. The flocked variety is born with a thin coat that falls out and the result is skin that feels like a chamois cloth. The velour variety is born with hair, but with a bald spot on top of the head. They also lose their hair over time and become completely bald. The brush variety only loses part of their hair over time. The coat is soft, wavy and wiry with bald areas on the head, neck and back.

The rubber bald variety is born bald and stays bald. The Donskoy usually grows a winter coat that appears as fine hairs on the chest and on the end of the tail. Once spring starts, they will lose this hair again. This cat breed’s skin is similar to human skin in that it sweats when it is hot and can get sunburned. As the Donskoy’s skin is very sensitive to sun, you should take care not to let the cat get sunburned. These hairless cat breeds are better suited to a warm, dry climate.

Source: www.cat-breed-info.com

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Pet Sale at San Jose Animal Shelter…

2007-07-12 13:42:36 by —Adoption sale on cats…25% off on 1st one and 50% off on 2nd adoption…plus you can choose a free toy for them from the “gift” basket.
I was there yesterday…sooooo many cats and kittens…and they alllll looked sooooo cute!
Thought you would all like to know.
San Jose, CA. on Monterey Road.

Sale of Adoptions for Cats at the San Jose, CA

2007-07-09 12:03:23 by —Animal shelter…on Monterey road.
Just to let you know…25% off on adoption of a cat and 50% more off when you adopt another.
…plus you can pick a free cat toy up in the basket located at the front desk when you adopt your cat.
Was there this Sat. Hope to see a lot of cats adopted. There are so many cute cats and kittens there! I got two of em….and they are purring away at home now….in fact one little black “con” artist is on my lap right now!
Anyone else have “sales on adoptions” in your area?

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