Ukrainian Levkoy

Origin

Ukraine

Height

8"- 10"

Adult Weight

11-15 pounds

Life Span

15- 20 years

TEMPERAMENT

Playful, affectionate, curious, sociable

OTHER NAMES

Levkoy, Levkoi, Levkoj

Group

Medium-sized hairless

Price

$400 to $800

Personality and Temperament

Friendly, playful, and intelligent, the Ukrainian Levkoy also happens to be among the world’s rarest cat breeds. If you’re fortunate enough to bring a Ukrainian Levkoy into your home, you can expect endless hours of cuddling, lots of vocal communication, and an endless display of silly antics that are certain to keep you entertained. Ukrainian Levkoy cats require plenty of attention in return for their affection. These kitties really do not like to be left alone for long periods of time, and can become anxious and stressed without company. Luckily, another cat or a friendly dog will do in the event that you aren’t able to spend most of your days at home. These kitties are kid friendly, and they easily bond with every member of the family. They are often friendly toward strangers, serving as marvelous ambassadors for hairless cat breeds. The Ukrainian Levkoy is highly inquisitive, with an uncanny ability to open cupboards and drawers. Even if you have no young children in your home, you might find yourself purchasing child-proofing latches.

Care

The Ukrainian Levkoy cat has no special nutritional needs, however good nutrition is vital. We recommend offering a high-quality commercial brand if you’re not able to feed fresh food. Ensure that you choose a brand that relies on real meat or fish as the number one ingredient.
Just like other hairless breeds, the Ukrainian Levkoy requires occasional bathing to prevent excess oil from building up. In addition, you’ll probably want to keep their claws trimmed short. Regular dental care is important for all cats including the Ukrainian Levkoy. These kitties benefit from at-home toothbrushing at least 2 to 3 times per week. Teach your cat to accept these routines by gently exposing them to handling from kittenhood forward. It’s the best way to avoid stressful struggles once they reach adulthood.
Ukrainian Levkoy cats are accomplished athletes. Treat them to plenty of toys, and make sure that they have at least one or two tall perches from which to view their domain. Cat condos, wall shelves, and window seats are appreciated.
Ukrainian Levkoy cats are generally healthy, however they have delicate skin that is prone to sunburn, frostbite, and irritation. It’s very important to keep this kitty indoors, out of the elements.

Characteristics

Affection Level 100%
Activity Level 80%
Pet-Friendly 80%
Kid-Friendly 100%
Sociability 100%
Intelligence 100%
Playfulness 80%
Independence 80%
Vocality 60%
Grooming 40%

History

The Breed Standard

Body

The body should be well-proportioned, long, slender, and muscular.

Head

The head should be a long, angular wedge with wrinkled skin between the ears. The profile should be “stepped” like a dog’s face. The muzzle should be short and slightly rounded, with a prominent muzzle break.

Eyes

The eyes are typically large and almond-shaped, with a slight slant. All eye colors are accepted.

Ears

The ears should be fairly large, and should fold inward, but should not be so tightly folded that they touch the head.

Legs & Paws

The legs should be long and athletic, with fine musculature. The feet should be oval-shaped, with long, prominent toes.

Tail

The tail should be long, slim, and whippy, with a pointed end. Overall, it should be in good proportion to the remainder of the cat’s body.

Coat

As a “hairless” cat breed, the Ukrainian Levkoy should have little to no hair. Any hair that is present should be fine and downy.

Color

Ukrainian Levkoy cats may be of any color and pattern.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much does a Ukrainian Levkoy cat cost?

    How much does a Ukrainian Levkoy cat cost?Ukrainian Levkoy cats cost between $400 to $800.
  • How big do Ukrainian Levkoy cats get?

    How big do Ukrainian Levkoy cats get?Ukrainian Levkoy cats tend to be medium in size. A fully grown Ukrainian Levkoy cat might weigh between 11-15 pounds or more and range in height anywhere from about 8"- 10" inches tall.
  • How long do Ukrainian Levkoy cats live?

    How long do Ukrainian Levkoy cats live?The Average lifespan for Ukrainian Levkoy is 15- 20 years.
  • Do Ukrainian Levkoy cats shed?

    Do Ukrainian Levkoy cats shed?Ukrainian Levkoy cats are considered a hairless cat breed, they lack a coat to shed or groom.
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