Russian Blue: loyal, loving cat. Soft, teddy bear-like coat. Hypoallergenic: minimal shedding, less Fel d1 protein. Ideal for allergic owners and low-maintenance homes.
Balinese: Long-haired Siamese with genetic mutation, affectionate, intelligent, vocal. No Balinese heritage. Originated 1940s, recognized 1961.
Sphynx cat: hairless breed, hypoallergenic due to lack of fur, originated in Canada in 1966, requires care, affectionate with family.
Cornish Rex: Unique curly coat, low shedding. Loyal, demanding if neglected. Energetic, can be leash-trained.
Devon Rex: Rex gene causes brittle fur, broken whiskers. Avoid grooming to prevent damage. May have bald areas, minimal shedding. Active and affectionate.
LaPerm: French curly-haired cat with woolen-like curls. Minimal shedding, but needs regular brushing. Long-haired variant requires more upkeep.
Javanese: Siamese breed, long-haired variant. Affectionate, shadowing, vocal, lap-sitter, bed-sharer, cuddly. Less shedding, single coat layer.
The Siberian: thick-coated cat from Siberia, sheds less, suitable for allergies, tough and loves outdoors. Origin unclear.
Oriental Shorthair: Siamese with different coat. British breeders created name for solid colors. Intelligent, trainable, but stubborn. Needs dedicated owners.
Bengal: US-bred, resembles leopard, domestic cat. Affectionate, energetic. Needs activity to prevent boredom.