Hairless skin, wrinkles from head to toe, a judgemental frown, and a cold stare that pierces your soul—this is what has won Xherdan the naked cat the title of world's scariest cat. Not exactly the nickname you would wish for a pet knowing that cats are the most loved and appreciated animals on the internet. And while this sphynx might not fit the standards of what's adorable and makes you go "aww," looks can be very deceiving. Xherdan might look like a villain who's plotting the evilest plan, but he is actually a total sweetheart!

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Hairless, Sinister-Looking Cat May Be Named The Scariest Feline In The World

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Felix-Marie Badeau
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4 months ago

"Covered it with what?" (reference- https://youtu.be/nGeKSiCQkPw )

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When Xherdan's hooman, Sandra Filippi, 47, saw the 12-week-old, pink, wrinkly creature, it was love at first sight. Now a six-and-a-half years old, the Canadian sphynx from Rüti in Switzerland is stealing hearts on the internet.

"His wrinkled pink skin as fine as a peach, his turquoise eyes as blue as the ocean… I was in love!" Filippi told Bored Panda about her first encounter with her furless friend. Filippi says that most people are intimidated by Xherdan in the beginning, but then they quickly fall in love after realizing what a sweet boy he is.

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Felix-Marie Badeau
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4 months ago

Paint me like one of your French ladies... NOW!

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Hairless, Sinister-Looking Cat May Be Named The Scariest Feline In The World

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Shae Marae
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4 months ago

A lady must stay modest lol

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elfin
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4 months ago

When I saw this picture I automatically tilted my head to my left.

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Filippi is a mom of two more Don sphynx cats of Russian origin, who, compared to Xherdan, are thinner, less wrinkly, and have different eyes. "Sphynxes should always be kept in close contact with other sphynx cats, otherwise they will wither away," said Filippi. But the company Xherdan enjoys the most is his hoomans—he's by their side at all times asking for attention and cuddles. "He is like a child and his personality is very lovely," Filippi shared. Some of his favorite activities besides eating and napping include bird-watching and talking in all sorts of different pitches.

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Animal lover❤
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4 months ago

He clearly hates his owner right now

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Animal lover❤
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4 months ago

He's not scary, he's majestic

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Mya Lugar
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4 months ago

Looks like he's wearing his brain on the outside..and he must be brilliant!

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Sphynx cats are literally naked, and despite being a dream for people who hate fur everywhere or are allergic cat-lovers, the lack of hair makes them actually pretty high-maintenance. Xherdan needs regular baths and basic grooming such as nail clipping, as well as eye and ear cleaning. Even though caring for a sphynx can be demanding work, his unconditional love and playfulness make up for this.

“He makes me and other people laugh all the time and that’s the most beautiful thing there is. I am so incredibly proud. He is just so unique," said Filippi.

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Karen Dyer
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4 months ago

Just needs a little ironing lol.....kitty is a beauty

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Virgil Blue
Community Member
4 months ago

"Get of me lawn you young wippersnappers!"

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Animal lover❤
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4 months ago

Awww

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Since Xherdan started sharing his "nudes" on Instagram and gained 31.2k followers, people have been comparing him to various objects, animals, and body parts, such as the brain, a dumpling, a grandma, a pig, or an alien—the creativity goes far and beyond. But the bullying has to stop, because despite the common perception of sphynx as odd and eerie, animals, just like people, are all unique and worthy of love, and Xherdan is here to prove it.

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Hairless, Sinister-Looking Cat May Be Named The Scariest Feline In The World

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Olivia Masterson
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4 months ago

I'm gonna get you!

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Marianna Rodriguez
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4 months ago

looks like ground beef uncooked

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catslave6
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4 months ago

I love the fur just on top of his nose. And no whiskers! He is most certainly unique.

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Felix-Marie Badeau
Community Member
4 months ago

Toe beans!!!

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Pretty Pangolin
Community Member
4 months ago

"This IS my happy face!"

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NitaRay Hermon
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4 months ago

Looks like a old lady.

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Olivia Masterson
Community Member
4 months ago

You're getting on my last good nerve!

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Simon Proulx
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4 months ago

Demon dog from Ghostbusters!

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Virgil Blue
Community Member
4 months ago

"Yesssss, young Skywalker, let the dark side consume you!"

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Olivia Masterson
Community Member
4 months ago

Back off, Bubba!

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lilian covany
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4 months ago

Me after I bake something

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Slune
Community Member
4 months ago

It's not right!

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Isaiah Rosa
Community Member
4 months ago

Cat: What you lookin' at?

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
4 months ago

Is she in any pain? Special baths to get in all the nooks and crannies?

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Olivia Masterson
Community Member
4 months ago

I am cat, hear me roar.

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Hairless, Sinister-Looking Cat May Be Named The Scariest Feline In The World

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Karen Dyer
Community Member
4 months ago

pretty blue eyes

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Hairless, Sinister-Looking Cat May Be Named The Scariest Feline In The World

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Olivia Masterson
Community Member
4 months ago

Back off, NOW!.

Phi
Community Member
4 months ago

Awwwww

J W
Community Member
4 months ago

Can't a cat get some privacy when he's pampering himself?

India Morgan
Community Member
4 months ago

sPa DaY

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Olivia Masterson
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4 months ago

I don't even want to see you.

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Karen Dyer
Community Member
4 months ago

ouchy kitty, get better soon

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Karen Dyer
Community Member
4 months ago

gin & tonic

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