Non-shedding cat breeds have become quite desirable and fashionable lately. To be clear, all animals - including people- shed not just hairs but skin cells. So what we are talking about here is an assortment of cats that won't be leaving their fuzzy mark on every couch and sweater in the joint. The Sphinx cat is not only hairless, but also exquisitely shaped and often quite cuddly. Naturally, hairless and non-shedding go hand and hand, but some curly haired cat breeds are non or very low-shedding as well and in some cases prove to be less irritating to folks with allergies. See also hypoallergenic cat breeds if this is a factor for you. Among these non-shedding cats the Peterbald cat, the LaPerm and the Don Sphynx have both furred and hairless individuals within the breed. Cats without hair are usually the result of a mutation and breed development requires lots of planning and care on the part of breeders. Enjoy the journey and always remember.......Cats Rule!
O.K. so while you check out all the fancy felines in the -Cat Breeds Encyclopedia- keep in mind that all breed descriptions are generalizations and don't apply to all individuals. Learn about your potential new best friend, research breeds and breeders thoroughly, and always remember...Cats Rule!
Wondering if you should allow your cat to go outside
unsupervised? Well there are definitely some pure breeds
that should never be outside cats. Hairless
breeds like the Sphynx
are extremely vulnerable and should always be supervised outdoors.
Docile breeds like the Burmese
may not be able to defend themselves. All cats allowed
outdoors are exposed to diseases and parasites that they would not
put his saber-tooth out every
night, but the cat jumped right back in the window - and that was a
saber-tooth! Still, most of us feel a little
envy when we see our
domestic companion out on some high perch, sniffing the breeze of
liberty, and there is no doubt that cats love their freedom.
what do YOU think
.....Inside Cat or Outside Cat?