Share this Story

6 low-shedding cat breeds that your black clothing will thank you for

Anna is a lifestyle writer who spends way too much time with her two dogs. When she is not writing, she is probably gardening, reading, tripping over dog toys, or trying to acquire more farm animals than she really needs.

These six cat breeds hardly ever shed, rendering your lint roller useless

Cats have a way of doing exactly what we don’t want them to do when we least want them to do it, and we love them for it. We take pictures of them walking on our computers or sleeping on top of our homework, and we tolerate their inexplicable desire to place themselves beneath our feet as we descend staircases. When it comes to black clothing, we resign ourselves to scraping cat hair off with a lint roller, a piece of tape or if you’re like me, accepting your fate and ignoring it.

Cat lovers, I am here to tell you that there is another way. If you’re sick of finding cat hair literally everywhere — or if your partner is against the idea that cat hair is both accessory and condiment — then you need to know about these six low-shedding cat breeds.

1. Cornish rex

These six cat breeds hardly ever shed, rendering your lint roller useless
Image: aliven/Getty Images

This athletic feline is sometimes called the greyhound of cats, but Cornish rex owners tend to refer to them as “shoulder cats.” Friendly, outgoing and with a soft coat that hardly ever sheds, the Cornish rex is a perfect solution to your wardrobe’s complaints.

More: 12 surprising (and sometimes creepy) signs that your cat actually doesn't hate you

Next up: Sphynx

1 of 6
Tagged in
New in Pets & Animals

And you'll see personalized content just for you whenever you click the My Feed .

SheKnows is making some changes!

b h e a r d !

Welcome to the new SheKnows Community,

where you can share your stories, ideas

and CONNECT with millions of women.

Get Started