Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Ukrainian Levkoy

Ukrainian Levkoy is one of the newest cat breeds currently in existence. In fact it is not recognized by most of the cat fanciers around the world and is seen predominantly in the east European country of Ukraine. Very few of these cats exist in other countries. Work on the Ukrainian Levkoy began at the beginning of twenty first century when it was felt there was a need for a cat of Ukrainian origin with a distinct appearance, particularly desirable for some breeders. After continuous efforts, finally in early 2004, first Ukrainian Levkoy kittens were born through crossing of a lop-eared male with a female Sphynx cat. Several dozen cats have been born since then and are currently registered mainly in Ukraine and Russia.

Ukrainian Levkoys have a very unique appearance. They resemble Sphynx cats but have ears somewhat like those of Scottish Folds. They are medium sized felines with a long and sleek body. Head is long and flat on top with an angular and stepped face that is almost dog-like. Eyes are big, almond shaped and occur in a variety of bright colors. Distinguishing feature of these elegant cats is their ears that are folded frontally downward. In fact Ukrainian Levkoys derive their name from the Levkoy plant, that has bent leaves, owing to their ears. Tail and legs are long and paws are oval in shape.

The other striking feature of these stylish cats is their coat. They have a thick and elastic skin and is often wrinkled if the cat is not in a fully stretched position. It is even said to be excessive over certain body parts. Hair are either very short and coarse, with uniform or patchy distribution, or entirely absent.

Not much is understood about Ukrainian Levkoys at present to indicate the presence of any hereditary medical condition in their lines. They are healthy and active cats and are said to be leading a normal life with the handful of breeders and families they are with at this point in time. They are gentle and friendly animals who go along well with all family members. Like all cats they are playful and enjoy the company of their humans. It is still early days in their development as a breed, but for their remarkable appearance alone, with time Ukrainian Levkoys are sure to make a lasting impression on cat fanciers all over the world.


Anonymous said...

I have been looking for a ukranian levkoy cat in california,can anyone tell me where I can find one. Please post the information here and I'll check later. Thanks Marta N.

snowforest said...

Hi Marta,

I'm also at a loss as regards the presence of any breeding program for Ukrainian Levkoy cats outside of Ukraine. The only info I could find on the web is of the contact details of its breeders in Ukraine. Perhaps you could ask them if anybody is breeding this cat in the US. Hope it helps.

Here is the link, in case you haven't come across it already in your search for the cat on the web:

Anonymous said...

Don't be afraid to ship from Russia! I got my Peterbalds from there. Super easy. They come via Delta airlines, you just pick them up at the airport (cargo). It cost you the same as dealing with a U.S. breeder (of which I am one). You can use a free electronic translator on the web to talk to the breeders there. Here is a link for you to see:
It shows films, breeders & information. Good luck! Virginia @ Atlantis CATS!

Anonymous said...

If anyomr sells Ukrainian levkoys here pls let me know. Julieann1101@yahoo. Com.

Anonymous said...

What was the final cost once you had your kitten shipped from Russia. I took one look and fell in love.

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Gerry said...

I like this kind of cats because they are gentle and friendly.

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Horea said...

Is this the kind of cat that puma uses as its model?

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