Top 10 List - White Cat Breeds (Updated)
All cats are absolutely beautiful, but there is something special about pure white cats. At World Cat Finder, we are crazy about white cat breeds, so we decided to bring you a list of our favorite white cat breeds. As species, cats come in all sorts of coat colors and patterns, and pure white cats are not that common. They have to inherit a gene that will entirely mask all other colors. If you ever get the chance to see a pure white cat, you will certainly understand why we love them so much. Here are our favorite white cat breeds;
1. Norwegian Forest Cat
The Norwegian Forest Cat is a large cat breed with semi-long hair. These cats are impressive in all coat colors, but seeing such a large breed in pure white is breathtaking. These cats evolved through natural selection, which might explain how only the largest and strongest cats survived in the wild. Norwegian Forest Cats are gorgeous and come in all white.
2. Turkish Van
The Turkish Van is as beautiful as it is rare. These cats are primarily kept in their native Turkey, and if you get to see one, you will notice how stunning they are in white. Turkish Vans usually have blue or amber eyes, making them even more attractive. Their exact origin is still unknown, but some historians believe these cats are over 5.000 years old.
The Siamese is arguably one of the best-known cat breeds. They usually come in distinct coat colors, but did you know they can also be white? White Siamese lack the usual colored points they are known for, so many cat lovers don’t recognize them immediately. These cats make excellent companions that will tell their owners if they want something.
4. Maine Coon
The Maine Coon is the largest pureblooded cat breed out there. Like the Norweigan Forest Cats, they are stunning in all coat colors simply because of their size. However, if you ever see a pure white Maine Coon, you will see how well they wear white. The cat’s relatively long coat looks stunning in white. These cats are large, but they make fantastic family cats. They will even get along great with kids that know how to safely interact with them.
5. Devon Rex
The Devon Rex breed is one of a few curly-coated cat breeds. These cats have soft curls covering their whole bodies, and when those curls come in white, the Devon Rex looks absolutely beautiful. These medium-sized cats are playful, and they will keep their behavior in their adulthood. Luckily, they are playful and sporty, so you will get an active companion who loves playing with you.
6. British Shorthair
The British Shorthair is mostly known for its beautiful blue color. However, some breeders managed to create white British Shorthairs with stunning blue eyes. They are not that common, and most of these cats come in blue (grey) color. They are fantastic hunters, so don’t be surprised if your cat leaves some presents for you on your doorstep.
Is there anything better than a Persian’s thick, elegant coat? Well, maybe a thick, elegant, white coat. These cats are one of the most popular cat breeds in the world, and one of the colors they come in is white. The Persian prefers gentle treatment, and this cat is a better suit for homes with single owners instead of families. They hate rough handling and won’t hesitate to show everyone that.
Ragdolls usually don’t come in white. They typically come in their “trademarked” mitted pattern. Even though white is not in their standard, these gentle cats can come in white. Ragdolls have a fantastic trait - they will completely relax while being picked up by the people they trust. These cats make fantastic pets to singles and families alike.
9. Japanese Bobtail
The Japanese Bobtail has many fantastic and unique traits that make them very attractive to cat owners worldwide. They have excellent temperaments, don’t have a tail, and come in beautiful coat colors. One of those colors is white. In fact, Japanese Bobtail’s most common color combination is white and calico. They have moved away from their native Japan and became popular around the world.
10. American Shorthair
If you’re looking for a white domestic contender among cat breeds, look no further than the American Shorthair. These cats are impressive, and they come in white! This is the most popular cat breed in the US, and they are as close to a working cat as possible. These cats have fantastic hunting instincts and were originally kept as mousers in American farms and shops.
World Cat Finder Team