or Connect
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Non shedding cat breeds?

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
I am thinking of buying my first cat. I was wondering if there are any breeds out there that do not shed hair, and if so, which ones are they?

Many thanks
post #2 of 20
hi there!!

the only non-shedding breed is sphynx all others do shed, although cornish and devon rexes shed less than all other breeds.

good luck
post #3 of 20
Sphynx do not shed and I am getting one.
post #4 of 20
A standard shorthaired cat does not shed that much - if it is a major issue you can choose one that does not have too thick a coat. Some of my cats shed much more than others, and Biscotte who has a very short silky coat, hardly sheds at all. I am not an expert on sphynx cats but I have heard that because they do not have the protective covering of fur, their skin needs extra care and they are not for beginners. Maybe a breeder can confirm/deny that?
post #5 of 20
Sphynx have to be washed once a Week because they get Oily. They also are not cheap. I am paying 1200 for mine.
post #6 of 20
Bengals are one of the few cats that rarely shed hair.
post #7 of 20
Ocicats don't shed much at all, the silvers shed a bit more but even then it's minimal.

You also need to think about what sort of cat you'd like, high energy or a less active breed etc.
post #8 of 20
Siberians also shed much less than most breeds They have major sheds 2 times per year and otherwise are very easy to upkeep.
Daisy
post #9 of 20
my russian blue doesn't shed much at all
post #10 of 20
Question: Why do you specifically want a non-shedding cat?
post #11 of 20
My Russian Blue Mix just finished her Spring Shedding.
Every cat sheds, however you'll find that the Russian Blue sheds very little, provided they are on a good balanced diet. You may see more shedding in spring and fall, while the cat changes seasonal coats.
post #12 of 20
My Bengal doesn't shed at all. Her coat is really nice.
post #13 of 20
I had to have a non-shedder due to my husband hating cat hair on his uniforms(policeman). That is why I have Sphynx, three of them to be exact. They are the perfect breed in my opinion. Maybe I am a little bias though....
post #14 of 20
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Abymummy View Post
Question: Why do you specifically want a non-shedding cat?
I've grown attached to the next-door neighbor's two new black cats. They come over into my yard a lot and I pet them and scratch them and play with them a lot, except every time when I get up after playing with them, I'm covered in cat hair (something I'm not used to, and don't particularly care for). But I still like the cats themselves just fine.
post #15 of 20
I can tell you one thing: don't get a Manx if you're looking for low shedding! They are totally wonderful, but furry all the time even with brushing.
post #16 of 20
It depnds on the Manx. Mine wasnt that bad. I would get another Manx.
post #17 of 20
If you just don't want hair getting all over your hands/clothes/etc... Best thing to do would be to look at the short haired cat breeds (or moggies), pick a breed with a short sleek coat (or the rexes which are curly, but don't shed as much) and then brush regularly... I can brush my domestic short hairs (both have very short coats) once a day and get about a fist full of hair from the brushing. When they go about 1 week without being brushed, I'll start to see loose hair on top of their coat and that's what will really get all over everything.

So, IMO, I'd suggest picking a short haired cat (breed or mix) based on temperment, etc...then just committ to a regular grooming routine. It only takes about 2-5 minutes per brushing session for me and it really works wonders.

Art
post #18 of 20
American Wirehair cats don't shed much and you really don't even need to brush them. They feel just like a lamb. I have two of them (altho one is smooth and sheds like a regular shorthaired cat.
post #19 of 20
American Wirehairs better not be soft like a lamb. Part of the breed standard is a rougher feel to the coat - like a wirehair terrier dog.
post #20 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by artgecko View Post
If you just don't want hair getting all over your hands/clothes/etc... Best thing to do would be to look at the short haired cat breeds (or moggies), pick a breed with a short sleek coat (or the rexes which are curly, but don't shed as much) and then brush regularly... I can brush my domestic short hairs (both have very short coats) once a day and get about a fist full of hair from the brushing. When they go about 1 week without being brushed, I'll start to see loose hair on top of their coat and that's what will really get all over everything.

So, IMO, I'd suggest picking a short haired cat (breed or mix) based on temperment, etc...then just committ to a regular grooming routine. It only takes about 2-5 minutes per brushing session for me and it really works wonders.

Art
i have 5... 2 that need me to comb them occasionally, & 3 that don't. but they all shed some... all are moggies.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Showing and Ethical Breeding