A number of people who come watch my kitties on KittyCam have expressed regret that they can’t have a cat due to bad allergies. I often tell them that some people who are allergic actually tolerate Persians quite well. That may be true for some, but there is another breed that you might consider. I’ve known about the Siberians for quite a while, but recently had occasion to check out this website: http://www.sweetsiberians.com/ I’ve had occasion to speak to this breeder a few times via email, and she seems very nice. You can see from her website that she certainly approaches her passion for the Siberians in a caring responsible manner, but I thought her information about how and why the Siberians are “hypoallergenic” might be of particular interest to some of you. I’ve never met a Siberian cat, but they are beautiful.
Another Siberian breeder (this one is in California) I’ve chatted with via email: http://www.siberiangatos.com/