8 Best Cat Breeds for People With Allergies

Devon Rex Many people recommend the Devon Rex to allergy sufferers as an excellent choice. Because of its long, straight hair, the Devon Rex doesn't shed as often as other dogs. This reduces the allergens and dander in your house. They are outgoing and playful cats that enjoy being part of the lives of their owners.

Cornish Rex Many believe the Cornish Rex's curled, short coat sheds less than cats with thicker hairs. Rex cats have a fine undercoat and no topcoat. They are intelligent and active cats that love to be the center of attention.

Balinese The Balinese is nearly identical to the Siamese cat, except for its plume-tail tail length and thick coat. Balinese cats are affectionate and active. They have a short coat that needs to be brushed once a week. This breed might also have a lower level than other cats of the Fel d1 protein.

Siamese The Siamese cat breed is very popular but is not allergy-friendly. The curious cat's coat is very easy to maintain and shed-free. It only needs to be brushed once a week. Their affection for their humans can cause allergies.

Russian Blue Russian blue cats are calm and friendly. Russian blue cats have a shimmering, plush coat that is low in shed and needs to be brushed only once a week. These quiet, gentle cats enjoy being brushed by their owners.

Oriental The Oriental cat is a mixture of several breeds, including Siamese and American shorthair. They shed moderately so they should be brushed at least once per week. These smart, intelligent, and playful cats are extremely intelligent. You can use a damp towel to reduce allergic reactions.

Sphynx Although they are described as having "no hair", Sphynx cats have fine, downy fur which feels almost like suede. As with all cat breeds, Sphynx cats produce dander. The dander can be controlled if the cat is regularly bathed (which it must do to remove any oil from its skin).

Siberian Hypoallergenic Siberian cats produce less Fel d1 allergen compared to other cats. Scientific evidence does not support this claim. These cats have thick coats but don't matt and tangle. They require only weekly brushing.