Are you looking for a cat with a bicolor coat? I would recommend you going for the black and white cat. But don’t think I’m just talking about tuxedo cats! It is among one of the black and white cat breeds. There are many other breeds as well that come in the same line. From classic tuxedo cat to moggie and Persian, all these breeds are considered as black and white cat breeds. People also believe that bicolor kittens are more vocal as well as intelligent than any other breeds.
You might have understood that there isn’t any particular breed, instead, it is named as per their coat color. But how did they get popularity then? These black and white kittens are all over the internet and television. From some popular cartoon shows to the White House and world war II, the black and white color has achieved more than something.
So let’s see what we have here!
9 Black and White Cat Breeds
Height: 36 to 40 inches
Weight: 9 to 18 pounds
Life Span: 12 to 17 years
Temperament: Friendly, affectionate, goofy, obedient, loyal, and sociable
The longest domestic cat breed – Maine Coon is known for its long and shaggy fur along with the bushy tail. You won’t find a feline being friendly with humans so soon, it is the common behavior of kittens. But if you find one, be sure it is Maine Coon.
This cute and fluffy kitten is highly social and sweet with humans and even other pets. This breed is the dog-version kitty. Maine will go along with all the family members be it kids or adults. As for their appearance, they have a bicolor coat, apart from black and white, you will find them in brown and ginger shades too.
The most mesmerizing thing is their eyes. The color of the eye ranges from vibrant shades of blue to green and even golden.
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Height: 5 to 7 inches
Weight: 6 to 9 pounds
Life Span: 12 to 14 years
Temperament: Active, intelligent, friendly, and easy to train.
As per its name, this munchkin is a real-life cutie. What is so unique about this one? The Munchkin has smaller legs than normal, but carry a normal-size body with much uprightness. Because of its small legs, it is also known as a dwarf breed. It has many coat colors and patterns of which one is bicolor white and black. As for their eye color, it can be green, blue, copper, brown, or yellow.
FYI: Munchkin legs are about three inches only!
Despite their short legs, it is fast and furious. These kittens are known for their cuddling thirst and close bond with their humans. It is very social and easy to train.
Height: 14 to 16 inches
Weight: 8 to 12 pounds
Life Span: 9 to 13 years
Temperament: Social, intelligent, playful, and shy
Like its cousins, Cornish Rex and Maine Coon, it also has dog-like behavior. You can make it learn to fetch the small objects thrown. Along with these traits, it has the perfect kitty personality of being smart and intelligent. However, I don’t think any cat would just jump on you to get your attention, but Manx can do that. Actually, it will definitely do it, it likes to snuggle up against you on the sofa, bed, and everywhere.
As for their appearance, the Manx cat breed is usually tailless and has a short stump. It comes with a variety of coat colors, of which black-and-white is one of them. They have beautiful eyes with shades of gold, copper, green, hazel, blue, or odd-eyed.
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Height: 14 to 18 inches
Weight: 7 to 12 pounds
Life Span: 10 to 17 years
Temperament: Affectionate, reserved, relaxed, dignified, and docile
If someone asks me which is the most loved cat breed in the world, I would say Persian. Why? Just look at it, those adorable round cheeks with soft coats and ultimate level calmness, who won’t love it! It is more sensitive than it looks. Persian needs spotlight and attention from owners and almost everyone.
They come in various coat colors from gray, orange, brown to piebald (black and white). What about eye color? They are also pretty, umm… no actually they are too mesmerizing. That’s the right word. They have deep blue or brilliant copper eyes, and some also have blue-green pairs of eyes.
Height: 10 to 30 inches
Weight: 5 to 11 pounds
Life Span: 15 years
Temperament: Active, energetic, sociable, playful, and friendly
There is a reason why this cat is called Scottish Fold, Scottish is its origin and Fold represents the small folded over ears. Also because of its unique ear feature or shape, it is quite easy to recognize it. As said they are playful and friendly, will stay calm and respectful with both kids and other pets.
As for its appearance, it comes in various coat colors, mostly bicolor. The main coat color is white with patches of black-grey, cream, or even red. It has golden eyes, therefore I would always recommend buying black and white Scottish fold.
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Height: 8 to 10 inches
Weight: 8 to 15 Pounds
Life Span: 12 to 15 years
Temperament: Friendly, adventurous, playful, intelligent, and easy to train
Siberian cat is known as a rare breed, just like Siberian husky it also has a dense coat and water repellent triple coat. You will get this kitty in three sizes, small, medium, and large. Siberians have very friendly behavior, it goes well with kids as well as dogs and other pets. She has a strange sense of adventure and agile ability. (Maybe due to its origin.)
At first look, you might not even recognize it. Why? It looks so similar to Maine Coon. Siberians come in a variety of coat colors and patterns, which can be deep and dramatic. Of which are, orange, black, blue, gray, and white. The eye color of the Siberian kitty ranges from green to gold.
Height: Between 12 and 18 inches
Weight: 5 to 9 pounds
Life Span: 12 to 18 years
Temperament: Energetic, intelligent, friendly, and affectionate
The first look at Turkish Angora represents a furious and angry kitten. But wait, that is its appearance characteristics. Yeah, this is the easiest way to recognize an Angora. Also, the shape of the head is a reverse triangle, which makes it a unique and defined structured cat. It is friendly and goes well with both kids and dogs (other pets too).
Turkish angora has a variety of coat colors – black, blue, red, lavender, cinnamon, tabby, and tabby-white. It is also seen in different smoke and pointed patterns. The eye color of this kitty can be blue, green, gold, and amber.
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Height: 12 to 14 inches
Weight: 6 to 10 pounds
Life Span: 12 to 15 years
Temperament: Active, goofy, intelligent, highly social, vocal, and playful
Cornish Rex looks as it is the weakest one, but it’s the other way around. It is an athletic and not at all fragile cat. As a pet parent, you will have to take care of its weight, they are not at all allowed to be overweight. Staying with cornish is not as hard, but you can’t leave it alone (it gets naughty and mischievous).
The cornish rex comes in various coat colors and patterns. As for solid colors the variety includes white, black, chocolate, orange, blue, lilac, and cream. It also comes in bicolor, tortoiseshell, and tabby patterns. The eye color of the cornish rex is Blue.
Height: 8-10 inches
Weight: 8 to 10 pounds
Life Span: 12 to 15 years
Temperament: Social, agile, active, vocal, and energetic
This one isn’t the pure breed, Oriental Shorthair is bred from close and related to Siamese cats. It is beautiful as well as smart, you can say beauty with brains. You can train it up to some extent, like walking in the lead. It has desires, of which one is constant attention from parents. If not given, it might get depressing.
The coat color of oriental shorthair can be cream, red, brown, lilac, and ebony. It also comes in various coat patterns such as bicolor, bi-color, tabby, smokey, and shaded. The most beautiful one is a white and black cat. It has almond-shaped eyes of blue or green color. You will also find odd-eyed oriental shorthair.
Also Read: 7 Most Intelligent Cat Breeds
Few Ideas on Black and White Cats Names
Naming a pet is a tedious job, especially when it is a kitty. If you read up to here, you know black and white cats have quite different personalities than others. So it also deserves a name that is unique. So here are a few ideas on black and white cat names:
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So here we are, at the end of the article. It was a bit long but worthy of reading. After reading this, you might have got an idea about which one to get. Buying a cat is really not that hard as many people think.
If you are a person who likes to have a pet that can communicate with you, at first you would have neglected the option of getting a kitty. The reason is its famous cold personality, but not all of them are the same.
Most of the black and white cat breeds have characteristics similar to dogs. They also need attention and will allow you to snuggle up with it in a bed or sofa. So what are you still waiting for? Finalize your cat breed and get or adopt the kitty.
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