The CatTime.com Cat Breed Center features several different types of cats — pure- and mixed-breeds — and examines a variety of their characteristics. One of a cat’s most distinctive traits is the amount of fur she sheds. Almost all cats that have fur shed it — some more than others — and 12 felines from the Breed Center received a rating of four stars or higher, meaning they shed more than the average amount of fur. Here they are — in alphabetical order:
The Curl stands out for his distinctively shaped ears, but even without them he is a striking cat with a sweet expression, and a silky coat that can be long or short and any color, including such exotic shades as chocolate tortoiseshell smoke, silver patched tabby and lilac lynx point. Read more about American Curls.
The Chartreux has the sturdy, powerful body of a working cat wrapped in a short, thick, water-repellent coat. Besides his beautiful fur, his most distinctive feature is his deep orange eyes, set in a rounded, broad head. Read more about Chartreux Kitties.
4. Cymric Cats
The Cymric has a long, soft, silky double coat that comes in many different colors, including various solids, tabbies, tortoiseshells and calicos. Read more about Cymric Cats.
The Nebelung looks much like the elegant yet muscular Russian Blue, but with a thick, shimmering, medium-length coat. Read more about Nebelung Cats.
He is characterized by his large size, large walnut-shaped eyes that can be any color, sweet expression, and variety of colors and patterns. Read more about Ragamuffins.
7. Ragdoll Cats
Ragdolls stand out for their large size, semi-long coat in a pointed pattern, and sparkling blue eyes.
Read more about Ragdolls.
The Russian Blue stands out for his coat color. To the uninformed, he might look gray, but in cat show terms he is an even, bright blue with silver-tipped hairs that make him seem to glisten. Read more about Russian Blues.
The Siberian is notable for having a long triple coat with guard hairs (the outer coat), awn hairs (the middle part of the coat) and a downy undercoat. Read more about Siberians.
Also take a look at a the Top 21 Dogs that Shed the Most.
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