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What cat breed sheds the least

We can answer this question by looking at the results of a study conducted by the University of Edinburgh in which researchers analyzed the hair of a group of cats. The results confirmed that the breeds with the lowest shedding are:





Oriental Shorthair

The results also showed that the breeds with the highest hair shedding include:


American Curl


The following video by the University of Edinburgh explains the study in detail:

Image: The cat from the University of Edinburgh study

Video: Why cats shed

Do cats shed less in cold weather?

Although cold weather may be the reason why some people think that cats shed less in cold weather, this is not the case. According to the results of a study conducted by the University of Edinburgh, cats generally shed more in cold weather. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that their hair is thicker or coarser in cold weather; it’s just that they shed more.

How many times do cats shed?

How often do cats shed depends on the individual. Some cats shed only once a year, while others may shed twice a year. The average cat sheds every four months, so you can expect to have one shedding session every three months.

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