Don't we wish there was a breed that doesn't shed? That would be a great gift for many cat owners. While totally non shedding cats do not exist (even we humans "shed" hair!), there are a few breeds that shed much less hair than others.

See also our list of Hypoallergenic Cat Breeds.

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Devon Rex

Origin: Great Britain
Colors: All
Size: Small to medium
Coat Type(s): Shorthair, curly haired
Grooming: Little
Talkativeness: Quiet
Activity Level: High
Attention Requirement: High
Overall: Moderately docile

Photo by Lisa Boska

Cornish Rex

Origin: Great Britain
Colors: Any
Size: Small to medium
Coat Type(s): Shorthair, curly-haired
Grooming: Little
Talkativeness: Quiet
Activity Level: Very high
Attention Requirement: High
Overall: Can be a handful

Breed video: Cornish Rex



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Sphynx

Origin: USA
Colors: Any
Size: Medium
Coat Type(s): Hairless
Grooming: Twice a week
Talkativeness: Vocal
Activity Level: High
Attention Requirement: High
Overall: Can be a handful



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Ukrainian Levkoy

Origin: Ukraine
Colors: Any
Size: Medium
Coat Type(s): Hairless
Grooming: Twice a week
Talkativeness: Average
Activity Level: Average
Attention Requirement: Average
Overall: Moderately docile



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Peterbald

Origin: Russia
Colors: Any
Size: Small to medium
Coat Type(s): Hairless
Grooming: Twice a week
Talkativeness: Vocal
Activity Level: High
Attention Requirement: High
Overall: Moderately docile



Photo by Jesper Welin

Don Sphynx

Origin: Russia
Colors: Any
Size: Medium
Coat Type(s): Hairless
Grooming: Twice a week
Talkativeness: Vocal
Activity Level: High
Attention Requirement: High
Overall: Can be a handful



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Elf Cat

Origin: United States
Colors: Any
Size: Medium to large
Coat Type(s): Hairless
Grooming: Twice a week
Talkativeness: Average to vocal
Activity Level: High
Attention Requirement: High
Overall: Can be a handful



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German Rex

Origin: Germany
Colors: All except chocolate, lilac, and colorpoint
Size: Medium
Coat Type(s): Shorthair, curly haired
Grooming: Little
Talkativeness: Quiet
Activity Level: High
Attention Requirement: High
Overall: Can be a handful



Back to Cat Breeds.
  They actually do shed.. Just like a normal cat at winter they tend to get more hair then they usually do and it falls out at summer.. Of course its not something that would bother you as an owner but they do "shed" like every other cat..
  Really, hairless cats do shed? That must be one of those cat mysteries. I'd never think they do.
  Well most hairless cats are not completely hairless, when you pet one its not like petting skin, they are covered with really short furr which if you would look close enough you would see and sometimes (especially during the winter, but this ...