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

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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



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