6 – Bengal
Those who want a dramatically coated cat that doesn’t shed much, should definitely consider the Bengal. This is a small, active cat that was developed by breeding domestic shorthairs with Asian leopard cats. The result was a friendly cat with a spectacular coat; spots and dashes combine with some striping to produce a truly unique look. The Bengal is a fairly large cat that is trainable and vocal.
The reason why the Bengal is good as regards both shedding and allergies is because the coat is not too thick to begin with, so there’s less fur to shed. Also, these cats are not prone to too much grooming (once over lightly generally serves) so the protein allergen in the cat’s saliva will not be spread around.