Do You Want A Cat Breed That Doesn't Molt?

Whether a bald cat or not, there are a number of breeds that don't molt their fur. Each cat breed has their own personality that will go well according to your likes and dislikes.
Do You Want A Cat Breed That Doesn't Molt?

Last update: 19 October, 2018

One of the things that gets a lot of people to back out of adopting a cat is the amount of fur they shed. If you are one of these people, or if you’re considering to adopt one, then would you mind having a cat breed that doesn’t molt? If so, there are many to choose from.

Want a cat breed that doesn’t molt?

At one point in your life, most likely you have seen some sort of cat that doesn’t molt. On the list below, there are several examples of cat breeds that don’t molt.

Sphynx Cat

You’re bound to have heard about this Egyptian-looking cat breed that doesn’t have a single hair on its body. Sure, they are not very attractive cats, but for many people, they’re quite charming.

Despite their robust and arrogant appearance, they are great pets. They’re very affectionate with children and the rest of the family. Their skin is soft with a coat of almost imperceptible fur. Therefore, if these cats molt, you won’t find any traces of their hair. If you want an independent and affectionate cat that doesn’t molt, then this one would be a great option for you. 

Cornish Rex

Although this breed has fur, it’s short and frizzy. If it does occasionally molt, like many cat breeds, the hairs will tangle. This means that it’s really important to groom them often. Due to their soft coat of fur being well attached to the skin, it won’t leave a trace anywhere around your house.

Cornish Rex sitting in a field of grass

These cats to have a lot of energy, so you will have to set aside time in order to play with them. However, they’re also extremely affectionate and you’ll enjoy all the fun moments together. This cat breed is a perfect family pet, even with children, and… they don’t molt!


This is a mix between a Siamese and a Birman, and if there’s one quality about this breed that will grab your attention, it will their good memory. These cats are very affectionate and playful, and not shy at all. As soon as you meet one, you’ll have a life-long friend.

Tonkinese on a sofa

When you see one for the first time, you won’t be able to believe that this cat doesn’t molt. However, it’s true. This breed hardly molts at all.

Devon Rex

This breed hardly has any fur at all, but it does have a hair that’s short and well-attached to the skin. They don’t tend to molt,  so it’s perfect for people looking for a cat breed that doesn’t moult. Their fur is light like the Cornish Rex, but this breed has much more skin. You almost won’t be able to see where the begins and ends.

Devon Rex sitting with another cat

They have a joyful, affectionate, and playful personality. They also have a lot of energy, so don’t be surprised if you see them running around the entire house like a bunch of wild cats. These cats will always be expecting to get your attention, which means that cat breed isn’t very independent.

Siberian Cat

The Siberian Cat has a lot of fur, but it doesn’t leave it lying everywhere it goes. Its fur is greasy, so it stays well-attached to its body and won’t go flying off with the slightest movement as other breeds do.

Siberian Cat lying down

This cat’s fur it perfect for the cold climates. In Russia, the temperatures can often go well below zero degrees. The Siberian Cat has a very calm, homely, and affectionate personality. It loves to be at home with the family and be loved.

So, you can see now that fur is no reason not to have a cat. There is more than one cat breed that doesn’t molt. You can have one at home, enjoy having a pet, and not have to constantly vacuum the house.

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