So here's the crazy thing- black and white cat breeds don't really exist.
Black and white coat patterns, which are also called bicolor or piebald, can be found in an assortment of different cat breeds, but there is no cat breed that is exclusively, or even mostly black and white.
Even the color pattern "tuxedo" which is treated like a cat breed sometimes, is really just a color pattern.
In fact, you can see black and white Persians, Sphynx cats, and even Maine Coon cats with a Tuxedo pattern. for more on cats in formal wear, check out tuxedo cats, but for pedigree black and white cats check out these 18 cat breeds that are most likely to have individual cats with black and white fur.
Enjoy the journey and always remember.......Cats Rule!
Black and white cats are the most popular hair type around. Closest to their ancestors in fur length, these breeds range from the classic British Shorthair with its Bulldog stance and brushy coat, to the super-sleek Oriental Shorthair with the body of a super-model and smooth, flat-lying fur.
Some cats with short fur are double-coated, meaning they have a shorter, plush undercoat of down that may shed allot. The American Shorthair, British Shorthair, Manx, Traditional Siamese, Exotic Shorthair and Russian Blue cats fall into this category.
Others have a single coat of fur with shedding that may be barely detectable. Modern Siamese cats, Havanna Brown, Oriental Shorthair, Bombay and Burmese cats have single coats, and may require less grooming with less shedding.
These traits vary quite a bit among individual cats, however, and there are lots of variable that go into how much a cat sheds.
Even the color of a cat plays into the perception of how much they shed.
For many folks, a minimal amount of short white hairs may be a nightmare if they are embedded in the fabric of your favorite wool suit.
This can be far more annoying than a clump of long hair from a Persian, which can sometimes be easier to remove from clothing and furniture because it tends to stick together and not scatter like short, fine hairs do.