6. Don sphynx
What if your cat were hairless, friendly and had kitty hands? Yes, I said it: hands. The Don sphynx, also called the Donskoy, is a separate breed from the sphinx, although they share the same hairless qualities (plus they also come in velour). The definitive characteristic is their paws. These are long-toed, webbed and very agile, allowing them to grab onto things as if they had fingers.
Before you go out and find your new nonshedding kitty friend, a word of caution — hairless cat breeds come with their own maintenance tasks. You haven’t so much tossed the brush and lint roller as replaced them with baths, gentle cleansing cloths and delicate skin care. If you are not ready for that, stick with a low-maintenance, low-shedding breed like the Devon or Cornish rex, or get a black cat to match your black clothes.