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9 Breathtaking Black and White Cat Breeds

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A wide variety of distinct cat breeds, as well as mixed breeds, can be found in black-and-white coloring combinations. We’ll show you distinct names for these variations and showcase 9 breathtaking black and white cat breeds.

However, it’s not only recognized breeds that have these coats, as mixed breed domestic cats, called “moggies” can also have black and white markings.

Pattern Variations of Black and White Cats


There are 9 pattern variations of black and white cat breeds that have been given distinct names. They are:

  • Bi-colored: half black and half white.
  • Cap and saddle: White body with black on the head and a saddle patch on its back, and may also have a black tail.
  • Harlequin: Mostly white with random spots of black, but with a black tail.
  • Locket: Mostly black with a small dash of white, typically on the stomach or neck.
  • Magpie: Mostly white with random spots of black.
  • Mitted: Solid black throughout with only white feet, giving a mitten-like look.
  • Tuxedo: All-black body with white feet, chest, stomach, and nose which makes the cat appear like they’re wearing a tuxedo.
  • Van: Dashes of black coloring between the ears and a black tail.

1. Turkish Angora

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Breed Info • Turkish Angora

Average Height: 9-14 inches
Average Weight: Up to 9 pounds
Life Expectancy: Up to 15 years
Coat: Silky, intermediate length. Although their color is most often all-white, besides black and white, some have other colors or combinations

Turkish Angoras have a magnificent fluffy coat and the all-white variety was once considered a distinct breed characteristic, but now many other color variations are part of the breed. 

Angoras require a lot of attention, so they’re best suited for households where they’ll have company most of the time. They’ll reward you amply with loving affection. Active and curious, they also love to swim.

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2. Scottish Fold

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Breed Info • Scottish Fold

Average Height: 8-10 inches
Average Weight: 5-11 pounds
Life Expectancy: 11-14 years
Coat: Short. In addition to black and white, they come in a variety of patterns and colors, most commonly Calico, tabby, and tortoiseshell.

Unique due to their small ears that fold over forward and down, these docile felines are famously friendly and get along with respectful kids and other cat-friendly pets.

In addition to black and white, the affectionate and sweet Scottish Folds come in many colors and patterns.

3. Maine Coon

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Breed Info • Maine Coon

Average Height: 10-16 inches
Average Weight: Up to 20 pounds
Life Expectancy: 9-15 years
Coat: Long, double coat. In addition to black and white, they come in more than 75 color combinations.

Maine Coons are distinctive in their appearance due to tiny tufts of hair at the tips of their ears. But it’s also the fluffy coat that gives this cat a regal appearance.

One of the largest cat breeds, these gentle giants are affectionate and friendly with people, kids, and other tolerant pets. Maine Coon is one of the most popular breeds worldwide.

4. Oriental Shorthair

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Breed Info • Oriental Shorthair

Average Height: 9-11 inches
Average Weight: 8-10 pounds
Life Expectancy: 10-15 years
Coat: Short. In addition to black and white, they come in more than 150 possible patterns.

Frequently confused with their relative the Siamese, Oriental Shorthairs are a separate breed, distinct due to their penetrating green eyes, although they can also have gold or yellow eyes.

Oriental Shorthairs are highly curious, vocal, insistent, affectionate, and have even tempers. Due to their short hair, they can feel the cold and need a warmer environment.

5. Persian

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Breed Info • Persian

Average Height: 14-18 inches
Average Weight: 7-12 pounds
Life Expectancy: 10-17 years
Coat: Long. In addition to black and white, they come in a variety of solid coats (white, cream, black), as well as tabby, calico, bi-color, silver and gold, shaded and smoke, and Himalayan.

Persians are so gorgeous they are among the most photographed cats in the world. That’s largely because of their long, fluffy fur that makes them so cute. They are one of the most popular breeds in North America. 

Persians have a distinct look due to their snub nose, which gives their face a smushed appearance. They are sweet, affectionate, and quiet, making them a perfect snuggling companion. They get along well with other well-behaved animals.

6. Cornish Rex

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Breed Info • Cornish Rex

Average Height: 12-14 inches
Average Weight: 6-10 pounds
Life Expectancy: 10-16 years
Coat: Short, curly. In addition to black and white, they come in many colors and patterns.

The Cornish Rex has a unique appearance. It has large, wide-set eyes and ears, which almost look bat-like. They are intelligent and can be taught tricks.

Cornish Rex are curious, active, and avid climbers. Even though they are energetic, they are also affectionate and enjoy socializing and thriving with company.

7. Siberian


Breed Info • Siberian

Average Height: 9-12 inches
Average Weight: 10-20 pounds
Life Expectancy: 10-18 years
Coat: Semi-long-haired, triple coat. The texture varies from soft to coarse. They come in a wide variety of patterns and shadings.

Siberian cats are known for their semi-long-haired, triple coat, which has helped them survive the freezing sub-Arctic regions. They’ve become popular in America due to their stunning good looks and affectionate personalities.

Siberians are intelligent, active, playful, and can be trained to do tricks, and also enjoy playing in water. They get along well with children and other pets and make excellent house pets. They can take up to 5 years to reach full size.

8. Manx Cat

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Breed Info • Manx

Average Height: 10-12 inches
Average Weight: 8-12 pounds
Life Expectancy: 14-16 years
Coat: Short or long, thick, dense. In addition to black and white, they come in a variety of colors and patterns.

The Manx originates from the Isle of Man and was bred to be tailless. They have a quiet and gentle disposition but are also very gregarious and social.

If these intelligent cats were any more playful than they already are, they’d be a dog. They are highly trainable and skilled mouse hunters.

9. Domestic Shorthair Mixed Breed Cat (Moggies)


Domestic Shorthair Breed Info • Mixed Breed (Moggies)

Average Height: Varies
Average Weight: Varies
Life Expectancy: Varies
Coat: Coat length, texture, and color vary.

Domestic mixed-breed cats without pedigrees, also called “moggies,” are the feline equivalent to “mutts” in the dog world, and also come in black and white varieties.

Like mixed-breed dogs, moggies tend to have minimal health issues. They’re also just as intelligent and affectionate as pure breeds, and possess great temperaments. Commonly found in rescue shelters, they’re a perfect choice if you’re looking to adopt a cat.

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