Cat breeds that don't shed as much tend not to be as popular or well-known as common house cats, but there are a number of them, including Rex cats and certain European and Asian breeds. Cats that don't shed much are known as hypoallergenic cats. While no cat is completely non-allergenic, there are a number of cats that don't shed enough to cause an allergic reaction in most people.Continue Reading
Cats that don't shed much are quite common. Popular breeds include the Sphynx, the Devon Rex, Korat Cats, the LaPerm, Tonkinese cats, the Turkish Angora, the Cornish Rex, the European Burmese, the Turkish Van, the Ocicat, the Bengal, the Singapura, the Bombay, the Burmese, the Colorpoint Shorthair, the Siamese, the Balinese, the Javanese, the Oriental Shorthair, the Russian Blue, and Siberian cats.
There are also hairless cats, which have coats made of very short hairs. These cats do shed a little, but the shedding is unnoticeable due to the shortness of the hairs and how sparse the shedding is. The shedding of a cat is typically based on how many layers of coat the cat has. Typically, there are three layers: guard hairs on top, awn hairs in the middle, and down hairs as the undercoat. The fewer layers of coat, the less the cat will shed. Hairless cats and short haired cats generally have less hair and therefore naturally shed less.Learn more about Cats
Miniature cats come in a variety of breeds, but they are usually distinguished as being half the size of a normal-sized cat. They are also called "teacup cats," but both teacup and miniature cats are not recognized as separate breeds. While there are small cats such as the Singapura, these are not miniature cats, which are specifically bred to have the same features as a normal-sized cat in its breed.Full Answer >
The exact frequency of polydactylism in cats may depend on the breed, with some domestic cat breeds, such as the Maine coon, boasting a greater occurrence of extra-toed cats than other breeds; overall, however, this is a relatively common condition, and it is totally harmless for the cat who is born with extra toes. The word 'polydactyl' means 'many toes,' and the term refers to the fact that polydactyl cats are born with more than the standard 18 toes. This is technically a genetic mutation, but it is not an issue or a burden in and of itself.Full Answer >
Technically, there is no such thing as a teacup cat breed, as most miniature cats are simply very small individuals of smaller breeds. The smallest recognized breed of cat is the Singapura, which was brought to America in the 1970s. Other small breeds include the Munchkin, Minskin, Dwelf, Napoleon, Bambino, Kinkalow, Lambkin and Genetta.Full Answer >
Some interesting facts about cats include they have rough tongues that help them clean themselves and enables them to eat certain foods, there are 32 muscles in a cat's ear and there are about 100 different domestic cat breeds. A group of young kittens is called a kindle, while a group of adult cats is referred to as a clowder. In some cultures, a black cat is a good omen.Full Answer >