Cat Breeds For People With Allergies

There are breeds of cats that are said to be less allergic, but there isn't a cat breed that is really hypoallergenic. Some breeds have less fur to shed, while others have little to none. Others generate less perspiration or saliva, which both include the Fel-D1 protein known to trigger allergy reactions in those who are allergic to it. Have a look at nine less-allergic breeds of cats.

1 - Balinese


The Balinese, sometimes known as the long-haired Siamese, are renowned for being intelligent, flexible, and social—yet not overbearing. The Balinese are believed to have originated from a spontaneous mutation that happened when a Siamese cat gave birth to long-haired offspring. These cats get along well with youngsters, other animals, and even other cats. They enjoy a balanced amount of play and repose. Additionally, despite having long coats, these cats shed rarely and only need occasional maintenance on their grooming.

2 - Javanese


The Javanese is a stunning family pet that is highly intelligent, agile, playful, and athletic. The Siamese cat breed, which has another longhaired variation, was created using Siamese, Colorpoint, and Balinese cats as a foundation. They like to be "helpful," follow you around wherever you go, and are probably going to want to get into your bed whenever they can. Cats with a single coat include the Javanese breed. Due to the lack of an undercoat, the Javanese may be an excellent option for someone with allergies because they shed less.

3 - Russian Blue Cat

Russian Blue Cat

The Russian Blue Cat is a devoted and affectionate animal. It has a very dense double coat and frequently follows its owner around the house. The Russian Blue possesses two hypoallergenic secrets, making her feel as soft as a teddy bear despite having two coats. First off, compared to other breeds, this one sheds the least. Second, it generates less of the Fel-D1 protein, which is known to trigger reactions in those with allergies. For those who don't appreciate grabbing the vacuum every day, the breed's reduced shedding is also fantastic news.

4 - Cornish Rex

Cornish Rex

Some people think that the Cornish Rex's short, wavy coat isn't likely to shed quite as much dander as long-haired or dense-coated cats. Rex cats have no topcoat at all and only a thin undercoat. These cats tend to be quite active and smart, and they enjoy being the focus of attention.

5 - Siberian


Siberians and Balinese cats are both known to have lower levels of the Fel-D1 protein than other cat breeds. Siberians are large cats with a variety of hues. These cats have a triple coat that may be kept clean by brushing them once a week. Seasonal shedding occurs in Siberian cats; during this time, daily brushing will assist in maintaining the health of their coats, particularly the undercoat, and reduce allergies. These cats have attentive and bright personalities; they enjoy learning and solving problems on their own. They enjoy having an audience and are kind to tourists, kids, and other animals.

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Oriental Shorthair

Even though the Oriental Shorthair is a low-allergenic breed, it nonetheless enjoys being the center of attention and is full of excitement and curiosities. These cats come in over 300 different colors and designs, and they have an outgoing personality to match.

7 - Sphynx Cat

Sphynx Cat

The Sphynx cat is distinguished by its lack of fur. In the case of the Sphynx, the breed's hypoallergenic characteristics are enhanced by its lack of hair. This is not always the case, though, as some allergy patients react to the glycoprotein Fel-D1 that is present in saliva and sweat rather than actual fur.

8 - Devon Rex

Devon Rex

Similar to the Cornish Rex, the Devon Rex is recognized by some as one of the top cat breeds for allergy sufferers. Its curly coat doesn't typically shed much, which reduces the amount of dander and other allergens that get dispersed around your house. These cats are friendly and playful and want to participate in human activities.

9 - Selkirk Rex

Selkirk Rex

The Selkirk Rex is a considerably more relaxed cat compared to the Cornish Rex and Devon Rex. However, this kind of Rex cat has the other Rex cats' wavy hair, which sheds very little. To reduce the transmission of allergens and remove dead hair and tangles, brushing should be done at least twice a week.

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