Cat breeds that have little hair: which are these?

Cat breeds that have little hair often have a short coat or only a thin fluff like the Sphynx cat. But there are also long-haired cat breeds that lose little fur. Read here which velvet paws are included.

One of the most popular domestic cat breeds that have little hair is the Siamese cat. She has a thin coat with little undercoat, which she usually leaves little behind, even after extensive sofa cuddles. The same is said of their close relatives, the Oriental Shorthair and the Balinese. A soft brush or a damp cloth is sufficient to remove dead fur from the coat of these four-legged friends.

Rex cats and other breeds that have little hair

Rex cats, who are born with a short, curly coat, are also known to have little hair and are sometimes even suitable for allergy sufferers. These quiet, sociable cat breeds include the Cornish Rex, the Devon Rex and the German Rex. The Russian blue and the Burmese cat are probably the most elegant animals with little fur loss. Rare, unusual, and of course barely hairy due to their scarce coat, are naked cat breeds like the Sphynx cat.

If you are looking for a brisk, very active roommate with little fur loss, you might be well advised with a house leopard like the Bengal cat, which is not quite suitable for beginners. She has little hair, just like the big, valuable Savannah cat. Long-haired cat breeds that have little hair are, for example, the Turkish Van and Turkish Angora and the LaPerm. The latter is also available in a short-haired version. The Siberian cat usually also loses little fur because its thick fur catches the fallen hair before it can spread on the floor, clothing or furniture.

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Healthy coat thanks to good care

Remember: Even cat breeds that have little hair can occasionally lose more fur than usual, for example when changing their fur. A healthy, balanced diet and regular care with a soft brush or a damp cloth also supports a healthy coat and little hair loss in these cats. The Siberian cat is an exception to this - it needs help with grooming several times a week, during the change of fur like daily.

The Turkish Angora and Turkish Van are also happy if you brush their fur more often. In the same way, you can do a lot for fur health with cats that tend to lose a lot of fur, such as the British Shorthair and Maine Coon, and keep hair loss as small as possible.

By the way: Not all cat breeds that have little hair are automatically suitable for allergy sufferers. The allergen is not in the hair, but in the dander and saliva of the cat. However, the likelihood of an allergic reaction is lower if cats have little hair, as this means that fewer allergens are distributed in the home. If in doubt, it is best to spend several hours with the velvet paw of your choice before you finally choose it - if there are no symptoms of an allergy, you are lucky.

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