La Perm cats are also a curly breed, I'm not sure that they are hypoalergenic, but I do know that the coat on the curly kittens has an entirely different texture than a DSH. It might be worth checking, they have a really affectionate personality.
Well, I don't know if they are hypo but I absolutely am fascinated with the Exotic Shorthair (Persian with short hair). I want a white one (blue eye green eye) or a chocolate or a black one. I am not a cat lover but that cat is absolutely beautiful. I am going to the cat show being held in South Florida in October. I can't wait!
MLS, I have an exotic shorthair. A female seal lynx point, has blue eyes. She's gorgeous. Where I got her from is having litters this April, real good lady, shows her cats and everything. visionexotics, its on pets4you.com.
I know this thread is from October but I just read the site on those allerca cats last night- not sure how I feel about spending $37000 on an exotic cat but if I were a huge cat lover, maybe it would be worth it. I guess it's just like any cross breed that's been standardized. I also read that there is concern that the cats will develop a defect and that some people have been rejected as owners because the cats weren'ttotally non-allergenic.
My sister-in-law found two cats that may be less allergenic than most cats. One is the Russian Blue and the other is the Siberian Forest cat. The Siberian produces less of the Fel D1 protein which is dander - so it may not create an allergic reaction. Apparently, there's a guy who is severely allergic to cats but found a Siberian and now breeds them. There is a breeder who will send you a fur sample so you can see if you are allergic. There is another breeder who will take the cat back if you find you are allergic within the first two weeks. Siberians are dog-like in that they can play fetch and they will come when called. they are loyal to their owner and love children. I haven't read anything about the Russian Blues being less allergenic - wikipedia suggested this breed. But RBs are affectionate like the Siberian. Both breeds originated in Russia.
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I used to have a rag doll until I got engaged to my hubby who is deathly allergic to furry cats, We now have 2 sphynx (hairless cats) and he is fine with them. I breed them too, our website is ************* *****************. It is important to understand that cat allergies can be to either Dander, or Saliva... or both. 90% of cat allergies are dander related and so a hairless kitty would work great... But there are those that are saliva related. If you walk into a house with a furry kitty and you cant breath or you sit in a cats favorite spot and get itchy and eyes are puffing up, it's most likely a dander issue, if you have to be holding the kitty and have it get in your face to have an issue you may want to look into the allergy issue a little better to decide what causes your allergy.
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Siberian Forest Cats are considered a Hypo allergenic Breed. Siberians have MUCH LOWER LEVELS of Fel d 1, Which is the primary allergen present on cats and kittens people have reactions to. So many people with allergies to other breeds don't have a reaction to Siberians. But it is best to visit some Siberians to see your response, just in case there is something else causing your reaction. Even though they are still quite rare in the US this site now has postings for Siberian kittens!