try siamese cat rescue uk as they are likely to have breeders on their books who have either cats that havent come up to show quality but fine as pets or queens that have had a couple of litters and decided not to breed any more from or contacts with the rescues round the country
Katy Friends of mine in Ipswich have adopted two Spanish rescue cats. They are very like Siamese in their build and fur length. i know that the lady they adopted them from brings them over to the UK and has lots to home.
We have an oriental short hair and a modern type, short haired Siamese, both pedigree.
The Siamese manages make our allergic react friends just fine, no effort required. Not sure about the short hair - they spend so very much time nested up together that she's bound to be permanently 'infected' with allergens. Her coat is different to his though - no under layer.
I'd absolutely not get a cat in your situation TBH. I've heard Guinea pigs are fab house animals but I've never actually 'known' one so, yeah, no idea really.
Well we've had a Chocolate tabby point & 2 Oriental tortoise shells he hasn't been allergic to but he is allergic to my parents moggies - so we'll stick to what we know
The cats have always had a choice - they can sit in the lounge or bedroom with DH (he's medically retired & spends a lot of time this way) & watch telly with a log burner in the winter or play with the children. Last cat preferred the fire/telly combo, cat before preferred the children & one slent their time between the two
Papworth felt his allergy was for the down-y undercoat which siamese/orientals often don't have; it is difficult to tell in kittens but in an adult cat you can feel the difference. Often the allergy is to the spit or enzymes in the spit so a well groomed cat is an allergen nightmare for some people - but his allergy is more mechanical - it's the fluff!
Well we have been married 20 years, had 3 Siamese/Orientals for 18+ of those years with no allergic reactions to them. We only found out about the allergy when my mum lost her siamese and got moggies. Papworth Hosp are happy (possibly eager) for him to have a cat as long as it's Siamese/Oriental
Our Dubai street cat has no undercoat - I don't know if there's an organisation bringing any over to the UK but it might be worth googling Egyptian or arabian mau rescue (mau is really just a posh way of saying moggie )