The different breeds of hypoallergenic cats for owners with allergies

Cat allergies are common, but some breeds are known to be 'hypoallergenic'. This article explores these breeds to help allergy sufferers find the perfect feline companion.




  1. Siberian:
  • Features: Long hair but low production of the Fel D1 protein, responsible for the majority of cat allergies.
  • Temperament: Affectionate and playful.

  1. Balinese:
  • Features: Often called the "long-haired Siamese", produces less Fel D1.
  • Temperament: They are intelligent and sociable.

  1. Devon Rex:
  • Features: Short, curly hair, and less hair than other breeds, reducing the amount of allergens.
  • Temperament: Active and friendly.



Although no cat is completely hypoallergenic, some breeds may be more suitable for people with allergies. Consider these breeds if you are looking for a feline companion that is better suited to your situation.

Sources :

  • American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology

  • French Association of Allergists

  • International Cat Care