Did you know that people are twice as likely to have cat allergies than dog allergies? So if you're one of those people who would love to have a cat, but they tend to make you sneeze and itch, then consider getting one of the below cat breeds.
While there's no cat that's 100% hypoallergenic, these breeds are known to produce fewer allergens than other cats.
While these cats are long-hair cats, their skin produces less Fel d1, which is the protein found in cat's saliva that is responsible for causing allergies in most people.
Siberian are known to be playful, smart, and tend to get along with kids and other animals.
These cats have an extremely silky and soft coat, as they don't have an outer coat (like many other cats). This helps them shed a lot less hair and are therefore less likely to cause allergies.
They are affectionate and attention-seekers.
Balinese cats are known as a long-haired Siameses. They are another of the few breeds that produce less Fel d1 than other breeds, causing fewer allergies.
They are affectionate and active cats and require very little grooming.
This leopard-looking domestic cat is known to shed less than your average cat, as they have a dense coat. Brushing a Bengal regularly will decrease shedding even more.
They are highly intelligent, active, playful, and affectionate.
Russian Blues are a short-hair breed and produce less Fel d1 than other breeds.
They are intelligent and playful, but can also spend hours amusing themselves.
Similar to the Cornish Rex, the Devon Rex only has one undercoat. However, the Devon Rex has even less hair than the Cornish Rex.
These cats are very independent, however, they'll want attention and love if you're around.
Javanese cats only have one of the three layers of coat that regular cats have ( similar to the Cornish and Devon Rexes). The difference is that this cat breed only has the top layer of coat that most cats have instead of the down coat.
They are active, vocal, and like attention.
Sphynxes shed fewer allergens due to their lack of hair. While they don't shed, they will need frequent baths to remove oil buildups on their skin.
They are very loving, well-behaved, and high energy cats.