Do they exist?
Every cat owner will be aware of the issue of their favourite pet shedding its hair. You put on something freshly washed, you just caress your furry darling and again everything is full of hair.
But especially the cat allergy sufferers among us, who are not allergic to the hair itself, but to proteins in the saliva of the cat, often ask themselves: “Are there cats that do not shed hair?” Because their hair does not just stick to our clothes and spreads throughout the home, they also spread the allergens out of the saliva of the cat through intensive grooming and make life difficult for allergy sufferers.
First of all, every cat loses hair, but there are breeds that lose far less hair than others . These are mainly representatives of the short hair cats breed, since they usually have no undercoat.
The cat breeds that have less hair are as follows:
- Cornish Rex
- Devon Rex
- European shorthair
- German Rex
- Oriental Shorthair
- Turkish Angora
- Turkish Van.
Obviously we would always recommend getting a Savannah cat however we would like to introduce some of the other breeds to you in more detail:
Sphynx: The almost naked Sphynx occupies the # 1 position of non-hairy cats, but still has delicate hairy fluff and is not considered completely hair-free. The coat of the cat provides a natural protection. If it is missing, it comes faster to sunburn and various skin diseases. If, in addition, the animal’s hair is missing, it has been bred illegally and under tormenting conditions.
This cat breed, which is increasingly known for its appearance and playful character, is also missing its undercoat. As a result, she loses significantly less hair than other cats and is also very popular with people with allergies.
Cornish Rex and German Rex:
The feature of both breeds is their curled fur, which is also referred to as moleskin. The curls are formed by the undercoat, whereas lead and awn hairs are completely absent. German and Cornish Rex cats have significantly less hair than other breeds. The hair changes are due to a genetic defect. Characteristically, they are considered very friendly and decent roommates.Although every cat has hair, we still have a choice on the amount of flying hair due to the large number of breeds. It is always important to consider the needs of the cats . The coat has an important function in nature. If this protective function is limited or almost absent as in the Sphynx cat, then it is our responsibility to make the habitat of the four-legged friends accordingly.
But even we ourselves can contribute in everyday life by regularly brushing our darlings to ensure that the cat’s hair is not distributed uncontrollably in the environment. This support in grooming also has the advantage of preventing your four-legged friend from swallowing less hair whilst cleaning himself.