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15 White Cat Breeds With Complete Breed Information

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In many folklores and myths, white cats are known to spread positivity, joy, and good luck. They are believed to bring purity in many places as well.

White cats, having distinctly superior colored eyes and pristine fluffy coats are supposedly creations of nature at its very best.

These kitties, in fact, are more awesome than just fairy like good looks.

Being considered good fortune all around the globe, white cats share a memorable presidential history.

Get ready for some wonderful information about cute white cats and much more.

White Cats Personality

Cats have different levels of traits and colors. Some cat breeds are known for their eye-catching color such as the Russian Blue cat. Bengal cats have delightful patterns on their leopard-like fur and some breeds have a special kind of fur including the Devon Rex.

The adorable appearances of felines are part and parcel of what creates a unique and appealing feeling.

Every cat person seems to have something favorite and white cats are not only lovable, charismatic, and charming but smart too.

Many cat breeds have white cats, but domestic or mixed breed cats can also have similar white fur.

Short hair or long hair, if a pristine white looking cat is what satisfies your pet urge, then there are breeds for you.

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Siamese Cat

  • Place of origin: Siam (Thailand)
  • Known colors: Lilac with the color points, blue, chocolate, and seal
  • Lifespan: 13-17 years
  • Grooming: Low
  • Coat: Shorthair
  • Size: Small-medium
  • Attention requirement: High
  • Talking ability: High
  • Exercise requirement: High
  • Final report: Known to be very handy

 

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Also known as “foreign white,” in fact, pure white Siamese felines lack the irresistible colored “points” that many others of this breed carry.

Siamese kittens are born totally white and produce a darker color with time.

White Siamese cats are outstandingly social and can move affectionately with unknown persons. These White Siamese cats are no exception.

They are high energy, vocal cats. There are some varieties of Siamese cats that look as if they have just returned from an ink bath.

Their ears appear black or brown in a fading pattern, feet, and face in a separate manner.

Birman

  • Place of origin: Burma
  • Known colors: Tabby variety, lilac tortie point, chocolate tortie point, blue cream point, cream-point, seal tortie-point, lilac-point, chocolate-point, blue-point
  • Lifespan: 12-16 years
  • Weight: 7-12 lbs
  • Grooming: Moderate (twice a week)
  • Coat: Longhair
  • Size: Medium-large
  • Attention requirement: High
  • Talking ability: Low
  • Exercise requirement: Low
  • Final report: Simple and soft to handle

 

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The Birmans are quite similar in appearance to a Siamese cat. The main difference is their long, silken coat, white feet, and a stockier frame. They have one of a kind roman nose.

These cats are affectionate, and friends who love spending quality time with his family. They get along and behave well with other pets and children.

Not known to be a vocal cat, Birmans are considered to be less alert and agile than some cat breeds.

They have a funny side and its common for them to play a game of fetch when they are not relaxing on your laps.

Shedding is visibly low in this cat as their silky coats offer a protective layer. Twice a week brushing and grooming keeps it chic and beautiful.

Munchkin

  • Place of origin: USA
  • Known colors: Lot of colors
  • Lifespan: 12-14 years
  • Weight: 5-9 lbs
  • Grooming: Moderate longhair (twice a week); shorthair once every fortnight
  • Coat: Longhair and shorthair
  • Size: Small-medium
  • Attention requirement: Moderate
  • Talking ability: Moderate
  • Exercise requirement: Moderate
  • Final report: Docile

 

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When you see a Munchkin cat running at top speed, playing around your study table, you tend to believe that this is a fast-paced cat.

Munchkins are extrovert, high energetic cats who are always ready to play with friendly dogs, other cats, and kids.

They weigh between 5-9 lbs. Except for his stubby legs, he looks like any other cat having a long or a short coat.

These cats are apt for any homes with people who care for him. Protect your cat by keeping him indoors, and he can definitely survive for a long period of time.

Japanese Bobtail

  • Place of origin: Japan
  • Known colors: Any color; white and black or white and red
  • Lifespan: 9-13 years
  • Weight: 5-10 lbs
  • Grooming: Moderate longhair (twice a week); shorthair once every fortnight
  • Coat: Longhair and shorthair
  • Size: small-medium
  • Attention requirement: High
  • Talking ability: High
  • Exercise requirement: High
  • Final report: Somewhat docile

 

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The Japanese Bobtails are always mired by many folktales. A tricolored cat having a bobbed tail and beckoning paw are signs of good luck in Japan.

These cats suffer from a genetic mutation wherein their tails resemble a pom-pom tail.

Their hind legs are a bit longer than the front, oval eyes somewhat odd and blue colored, and a long nose, a triangular head with high cheekbones.

Japanese Bobtails has a long or short, silky, soft coat and appears in a range of patterns and colors, but the most popular color is tricolor.

Being smart and active, these cats are highly curious and prefers to learn more about his surroundings.

These cats are outstanding and they move well with other pets and children.

Javanese Cat

  • Place of origin: Siam (Thailand)
  • Known colors: Tortie point, lynx (tabby) point, cream point, redpoint
  • Lifespan: 10-15 years
  • Weight: 5-10 lbs
  • Grooming: Every two weeks
  • Coat: Longhair
  • Size: small-medium
  • Attention requirement: High
  • Talking ability: High
  • Exercise requirement: High
  • Final report: A handful cat

 

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These cats are silky with a medium-length coat.

Most Javanese cats tend to want human petting and will look sad if they are not given enough importance.

They have large triangular ears, blue eyes, and a tubular wedge-shaped head.

This cat is a semi-longhaired version. The Javanese is created through crosses mainly between Balinese and Colorpoints.

The Javanese cats are people friendly cats who like to play often with their family members.

Aegean Cat

  • Place of origin: Greece
  • Known colors: Mostly white with traces of another color
  • Lifespan: 10-15 years
  • Weight: 9-10 lbs(male), 7-9 lbs(female)
  • Grooming: Low
  • Coat: Shorthair
  • Size: Medium
  • Attention requirement: Moderate
  • Talking ability: Moderate
  • Exercise requirement: High
  • Final report: Easy to look after

 

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The Aegeans are native to Greece.  This breed became famous only after the early 90s.

These cats are medium sized with an athletic body. They have a long body along with a long tail. The ears are wide and heads are broad.

With rounded paws and strong legs, its eyes are in green color. Aegeans are known to have white coats sprinkled with shades of cream, black, blue, and red.

They are adaptable, friendly, independent, and active.

Persian Cat

  • Place of origin: Persia
  • Known colors: White, Shaded Silver, Chinchilla Silver, Cream, Red, Blue, Black
  • Lifespan: 10-17  years
  • Weight: 7-12 lbs
  • Grooming: High; daily
  • Coat: Longhair
  • Size: Medium-large
  • Attention requirement: High
  • Talking ability: Low
  • Exercise requirement: Low
  • Final report: Easy to handle

 

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The Persians are considered as the “Rockstar” of the feline world. His calm temperament, sweet lovely face, and flowing white coat make him a popular cat amongst scores of pet lovers.

Not cheap to maintain and look after, Persian cats are known to suffer from serious health issues.

One of the most adorable cats in the whole of the United States,  the Persian cats are available in two versions: both traditional and show.

Doll Face or traditional Persians have a normal nose with a cute expression. The show Persians have a flat nose, thick tail, round copper eyes, small ears, and a head with a ruff.

Both versions of Persians carry a glamorous, long coat that comes in different patterns and colors, and both have a brilliant wonderful trait.

The Persians are filled with an undemanding personality and is a lovely lap cat.

These cats communicate with their voice and expressive eyes.

Himalayan Cat

  • Place of origin: Britain and North America
  • Known colors: Beige or white with the color prints
  • Lifespan: 9-15 years
  • Weight: 9-14 lbs(male), 7-11 lbs(female)
  • Grooming: Daily
  • Coat: Longhair
  • Size: Medium-large
  • Attention requirement: High
  • Talking ability: Low
  • Exercise requirement: Low
  • Final report: Easy to care for

 

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The Himmy offers the best of both worlds. This cat breed has a sweet expression, a snub nose, round eyes, and cute small ears.

His beautiful coat, which comes in, a wide range of colors ranging from cream to blue-cream to tortoiseshell.

A sweet cat, he communicates with his mesmerizing voice and expressive soft eyes.

This cat is not a regular climber or jumper and they will make themselves at home with a boisterous, loud empty or empty-nesters.

Be calm because many breeders will not give kittens for sale until they reach between 12 & 16 weeks.

British Longhair

  • Place of origin: Great Britain
  • Known colors: Range of colors; tortoiseshell, bi-color, calico, tabby, cream, white, black
  • Lifespan: 18-20 years
  • Weight: 11-15 lbs(female); 11-22 lbs(male)
  • Grooming: Daily
  • Coat: Longhair
  • Size: Medium-large
  • Attention requirement: High
  • Talking ability: Low
  • Exercise requirement: Low
  • Final report: Simple to manage

 

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British Longhairs and British Shorthairs are quite similar in physical appearance and the main point of contrast is in the length of the fur.

These cats are called Lowlander in the United States and the Netherlands. This breed is not considered as a separate one in the UK.

They have a short, strong back with a broad chest.

Their building looks sturdy and stocky. They have paws with round feet. The tail appears average or short in length and their chubby round cheeks give a fascinating look.

With widely set, short ears, British Longhairs have round large eyes. The color of the cat mainly depends on its parents.

When it comes to temperament, British Longhairs are very playful and affectionate cats. They are friendly with a soft nature.

British Longhairs have their own set of attitude; if they plan to do something, they will definitely let you know.

 

British Shorthair

  • Place of origin: Great Britain
  • Known colors: Range of colors; Shaded, Smoke, Torbie, Tortoiseshell, Bluecream, Cameo, Silver, Brown, Red, Cream, Black, Blue, and White
  • Lifespan: 7-12 years
  • Weight: 12 lbs(female); 12 lbs(male)
  • Grooming: Moderate-high
  • Coat: Shorthair
  • Size: Medium-large
  • Attention requirement: Low
  • Talking ability: Low
  • Exercise requirement: Low
  • Final report: Simple to manage

 

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The British Shorthairs are powerful cats. They have rounded and a thick appearance. These cats appear muscled with heavy boning.

The legs are sturdy and the coat texture looks relatively hard.

A good looking muzzle, strong jaws, muscular chest, and a broad chest.

Very easy going and cool, the British Shorthairs loves cats and are the best companion for single persons.

Daily grooming is recommended mainly when the coat changes its texture.

This cat does not mind being left alone.

Turkish Van

  • Place of origin: Turkey
  • Known colors: White, lilac, caramel, blue, black, silver, red
  • Lifespan: 9-15 years
  • Weight: 10-18 lbs(male); 7-12 lbs(female)
  • Grooming: Moderate
  • Coat: Longhair
  • Size: Large
  • Attention requirement: Low
  • Talking ability: Moderate
  • Exercise requirement: High
  • Final report: Somewhat docile

 

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A large cat with a muscular and graceful body. The breed appears naturally well-proportioned and well-balanced.

The eyes are oval in shape and are expressive and their neck is short.

The tail is of medium length.

Turkish Vans are devoted, affectionate, and friendly. They are excellent climbers and are always agile and energetic.

Known to play games like fetch, Turkish Vans are big-hearted cats. If put in a volatile situation, they will do anything to defend themselves.

These cats are really fond of water.

Van Kedisi

  • Place of origin: Turkey
  • Known colors: White
  • Grooming: Weekly
  • Coat: Longhair
  • Size: Medium
  • Attention requirement: High
  • Talking ability: Moderate
  • Exercise requirement: High
  • Final report: Playful and easy

 

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Called Turkish Vankedisi, this cat has muscular legs, svelte body, and the head appears wedge-shaped.

The ears are set wide and consist of rounded tips. The eyes appear almond shaped and the tail is fluffy and long.

They are highly intelligent and friendly and are extremely naughty.

These cats are known for their howling prowess rather than their meow. Experts suggest weekly grooming and the breed appears naturally healthy.

Norwegian Forest Cat

  • Place of origin: Norway
  • Known colors: Coal black to pure white
  • Lifespan: 14-16 years
  • Weight: 12-16 lbs
  • Grooming: Weekly
  • Coat: Longhair
  • Size: Medium-large
  • Attention requirement: High
  • Talking ability: Low
  • Exercise requirement: Moderate
  • Final report: Cheerful

 

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Norwegian Forest cats appear strong and large.

They consist of long legs and a long body. Hind legs appear longer than front legs. The eyes are almond-like and their triangular shaped head and the straight nose are captivating.

Very caring and affectionate, these cats love human companions and are intelligent, playful, and robust.

Being natural hunters, these cats cannot hide their natural hunting instincts.

Russian White Cat

  • Place of origin: Russia
  • Known colors: Tabby and black, white
  • Lifespan: 15-20 years
  • Weight: 7-12 lbs
  • Grooming: Weekly
  • Coat: Shorthair
  • Size: Small-medium
  • Attention requirement: Moderate
  • Talking ability: Low
  • Exercise requirement: Moderate
  • Final report: Calm

 

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The Russian White cats derived mainly from the majestic Russian Blue, and they basically carry the same physical traits with the only change in the coat color.

Excellent entertainers, the Russian Whites are friendly and gentle and are not mischievous as other cat breeds.

They are sensitive, quiet, and intelligent.

Ragdoll

  • Place of origin: United States
  • Known colors: Cream, chocolate, lilac, blue, seal
  • Lifespan: 9-15 years
  • Weight: 12-20 lbs(male); 8-15 lbs(female)
  • Grooming: Weekly
  • Coat: Longhair
  • Size: Medium-large
  • Attention requirement: Moderate
  • Talking ability: Low
  • Exercise requirement: Low
  • Final report: Wonderful

 

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The Ragdoll’s behavior can be described as neat, adorable, and obedient. These cats have lovely patterns and colors, and soft fur free from tangles and knots.

According to a popularity survey, the Ragdolls are considered famous along with other cat breeds such as Maine Coon and Persian.

These medium-sized cats have a muscled body with large slanted eyes.

They are outstandingly social but are known to get into trouble with strangers. Russian Ragdolls move well with children, adults, and other animals quite easily.

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There are other white cat breeds that are popular amongst scores of cat lovers.

  • Devon Rex – These cats have little fur and often resembles an elf. The fur of this cat can come in different colors along with white and is curled and short.
  • Turkish  Angora – They originate from Turkey and these white cats are beautiful and majestic.
  • Siberian Forest – Siberian Forests are seen in a range of color and are hypoallergenic too. These cats possess at least three solid layers of fur.
  • Oriental – Orientals are affectionate and loves getting attention. They come in different colors including white.
  • Maine Coon – There are around 75 color combinations and pure white is one such color in this breed. They are adapted to survive harsh winters and are long-haired cats.
  • European Shorthair – This European cousin of the popular American Shorthair is available in white color. They are Finland’s national cat.
  • American Shorthair – With an adorable and a charming face, the American Shorthairs are seen in some 80 odd colors and white is one of them.

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