My Norwegian Forest Cats are great with kids and hypoallergenic
Brother and siter NFCs
We got a pair of Norwegian Forest Cats (NFCs) two years ago. They are brother and sister, not pure-bred, but with the definite characteristics of NFCs. They go outside quite a bit and never mind the rain or the snow (we live in Switzerland).
Two things I wanted to mention here:
1) They truly are wonderfully friendly, purry and fun. Very low maintenance, never did a scratch in the house, and never scratched the children. We call the male, Sammy, our dog. He does behave like a dog sometimes. Very funny and affectionate.
2) We have had several people come to the house be amazed that they didn't suffer from their usual cat allergies. Through this experience, we have learned that their fur, despite the fact that you would think the contrary because of the density and quantity of it, is hypo-allergenic.
People with allergies do fine with our cats. I don't know if it's a trait of the breed, or if we just got lucky, but I thought it would be worth mentioning.
Hi... thanks for visiting and sharing. Nice to hear from Switzerland. Your cats are gorgeous.
I think you got lucky with the hypoallergenic trait as there are really no breeds that are truly hypoallergenic except perhaps the Siberian cat but there is quite a close association between the NFC and Siberian. They aren't Siberian cats are they :)...! They look similar.
Another cat that tends towards being hypoallergenic is the Devon Rex.