World’s 'scariest cat' on show at pet exhibition at Kyrgyzstan

Wednesday, 21st March 2012

Among the animals munching on cat food and playing with pet toys ay an annual show in Kyrgzstan was the 'world’s scariest cat'.

The Donskoy cat, of Russian origin, appeared at the cat show in the capital city of Bishkek.

It was dressed in a furry cardigan and hissed at photographers, showing its fang-like teeth. The show bought together cat owners to show off their pets at the annual event.

After being named the world’s scariest cat, fans of the breed went online to defend the breed. One user wrote: "They may have no fur but they are very affectionate and warm. It feels really lovely to hold and cuddle them."

The donskoy breed of cats began in 1987 when the hairless cat was found in the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don by breeder Elenta Kovaleva.

The breed was officially recognized by the World Cat Federation in 1997 and describes the cat as being medium sized, muscular, with large ears and almond-shaped eyes.