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Levkoys aren’t, however, only valued for their distinctive appearance. They’re also known as friendly, active cats that crave the company of humans and other pets. Oh, and as you can imagine, it’s important for hairless cats to keep warm, which prompts some cat owners to dress them up.
The Ukrainian Levkoy is still relatively new as a breed. The first official specimen was born in January 2004, four years after Russian breeder Elena Vsevolodovna Birjukova began working on the breed. Moreover, there are still only a few hundred around the world, although the breed is gaining popularity internationally.