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25 Blonde Cat Breeds: Top Choices for Your Home (With Pictures)

Written by: Ashley Bates

Last Updated on March 28, 2024 by Nicole Cosgrove

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25 Blonde Cat Breeds: Top Choices for Your Home (With Pictures)

If you love light-coated cats, you might wonder which breeds have blonde coats. So many breeds display light-colored fur, and it can be hard to know which ones fit the bill. Blonde cats can be longhaired or shorthaired and display various tones, including creamy and dirty blonde.

While there is no standard for blonde-colored cats, the tone usually falls somewhere between ivory and orange cream. We rounded up the main breeds with these tones for your convenience.

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The Top 25 Blonde Cat Breeds

1. Blonde Maine Coon

Maine Coon
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Temperament: Relaxed, gentle, affectionate
Size: 13–25 pounds
Coat Length: Long
Patterns: Tabby, solid
Lifespan: 13–15 years
Suitable for: Growing families, indoor/outdoor living

Maine Coons come in various colors and look absolutely stunning in creamy blonde shades. You can find light-colored Maine Coons from reputable breeders, or you can visit a rescue center or shelter.

The Maine Coons are notorious for being hardy, loving cats that care deeply for their human companions. Agreeable with all, these beautiful cats match well in almost any situation and learn the ropes quite quickly.

Because they are docile and calm, they work well in apartments as long as they get enough exercise. Also, their long, luscious hair protects them from harsh weather.

2. Cream/Flame Point Siamese

Flame Point Siamese Cat
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Temperament: Active, vocal, curious
Size: 8–15 pounds
Coat Length: Short
Patterns: Seal point
Lifespan: 15–20 years
Suitable for: Experienced cat owners

The Siamese are naturally pale in color with darker seal point markings. Both flame point and cream Siamese range in soft blonde hues and have long, limber bodies. Siamese owners can tell you they’re not for the faint of heart.

They’re intelligent, demanding, and vocal, and they’ll make their presence known. They are interested in any activity you’re involved in, and they often follow their owners around all day. They are incredibly loyal and affectionate toward owners but might give a stranger the cold shoulder.

Because they are a little loud, they might not work well for apartments. Also, if you don’t like a lot of extra noise and appreciate the usually quiet nature of a cat, perhaps another breed on our list will be a better match.

3. Cream Persian

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Temperament: Docile, affectionate, calm
Size: 7–12 pounds
Coat Length: Long
Patterns: Solid, tabby
Lifespan: 12–15 years
Suitable for: Multi-pet households, seniors, children

Persian cats vary in color and come in a soft, elegant shade of cream. They have incredibly plush, long coats that require regular grooming (which might cause hairballs). Persians are also brachycephalic, which gives them the classic pushed-in nose expression we all love.

Persians are usually incredibly warm and inviting and are generally very good with small kids and pets. However, some Persians can be shy and somewhat independent. They are generally low maintenance in personality but require daily grooming to keep their fluffy coats healthy.

While they are a joy at home, Persians are prone to specific health issues that can get expensive to treat. To curb this likelihood, you can buy from a responsible breeder who can prove they’re healthy with vet records.

4. Beige/Cream Oriental Shorthair

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Temperament: Brilliant, dignified, affectionate
Size: 8–12 pounds
Coat Length: Short
Patterns: Calico, bicolor, tricolor, tabby, solid, marbled
Lifespan: 12–15 years
Suitable for: Growing families, seniors, multi-pet households

The Oriental Shorthair is one to remember and impossible to forget. They’re available in several colors and patterns, including sandy shades. In addition, they have beautiful, slender faces with oversized, erect ears and tall, thin bodies.

The Oriental Shorthair might seem aloof, but they are anything but that. They love each family member, whether canine, feline, or human. They even display patience and affection toward kids, though you should foster mutual respect.

Oriental Shorthairs are highly vocal and curious, and they enjoy exploring and hanging around with their owners. They have minimal health concerns and are simple to groom.

5. Cream/ Beige Munchkin

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Temperament: Sweet-natured, affectionate, social
Size: 6–9 inches
Coat Length: Short/medium/long
Patterns: Solid, bicolor, tricolor, tabby, colorpoint
Lifespan: 12–15 years
Suitable for: Growing families, multi-pet households, all ages

Munchkin cats are instantly recognizable due to their low-riding appearance and long bodies. They come in several coat colors, including several hues along the dark to light blonde spectrum, and their hair is generally short but thick.

As the Corgis of the cat world, the tiny Munchkins will brighten up the room. They love to get chin rubs from anyone, even unfamiliar faces. They gladly play with the kids and cuddle up to other furry pets in the home. They are a real beam of sunshine for any home.

Because of their body composition, they can have spinal problems. They are otherwise healthy and easy to maintain.

6. Sable/Cream Japanese Bobtail

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Temperament: Outgoing, active, brave-hearted
Size: 5–10 pounds
Coat Length: Long/Short
Patterns: Solid, bicolor, tricolor, tabby, calico
Lifespan: 9–15 years
Suitable for: Growing families, multi-pet households, seniors

The Japanese Bobtail is a striking cat with a classic bobtail. These cats are medium-sized with easy-to-manage short fur and perky expressions. They come in virtually any color, including lighter shades of cream.

The Japanese Bobtail is one intelligent kitty. They are highly social and ready to chatter and get chin rubs from anyone. They work well in just about any environment because they are so personable and eager to please.

They’re uncommon in the United States, and you may have problems locating one. However, a lengthy search is worthwhile since they make exceptional pets.

7. Cream/Fawn Sphynx

Sphynx cat looking at camera
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Temperament: Inquisitive, interactive, clownish
Size: 6–12 pounds
Coat Length: Hairless, peach fuzz
Patterns: Tabby, solid
Lifespan: 8–14 years
Suitable for: Experienced owners, indoor living, growing families, seniors

The Sphynx is a hairless and exceptionally fascinating cat, and they can have blonde skin. Most hairless Sphynx still have color patterns, including pinkish to fawn. Although you don’t have to brush them, you need to bathe them weekly to prevent the oil on their skin from clogging their pores.

The Sphynx is an incredibly social cat that requires a lot of stimulation, and they’re perfect for kids or those looking for a very interactive friend. These kitties don’t like being left alone for long periods and do best with other animals or caretakers when you’re away. They can be quite needy, which can be a change of pace if you are used to independent cats.

Because of their hairless gene, they do not make good candidates for outdoor living. In cold temperatures, they have trouble regulating their body temperature. In hot climates, they can get sunburned.

8. Cream Ragdoll

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Temperament: Docile, affectionate, cuddly
Size: 10–20 pounds
Coat Length: Medium/Long
Patterns: Color point, tricolor
Lifespan: 12–15 years
Suitable for: Growing families, multi-pet households, all ages

The Ragdoll has grown in popularity. They’re loved for their soft, creamy coat and sapphire blue eyes. Owners adore these large, cuddly kitties with their adorably innocent expressions and captivating light seal-pointed colors.

They are very attractive and amiable, making suitable playmates and cuddle buddies for any family. The Ragdoll is very docile and compatible with kids, seniors, and other pets. Though they have long, thick fur, they are generally easy to groom and maintain.

The Ragdoll is a perfect candidate for adoption because adults acclimate well to new homes. But if you prefer, you can generally find several ragdoll breeders due to their growing fan base.

9. Cream/Beige Siberian

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Temperament: Calm, affectionate, intelligent
Size: 12–15 pounds
Coat Length: Long
Patterns: Colorpoint, bicolor, solid, tabby
Lifespan: 12–15 years
Suitable for: Growing families, indoor/outdoor living, all ages

The beautiful, longhaired Siberian cat can sport many coat colors and patterns. They are especially beautiful in light orange and cream shades. They were bred to tolerate Russia’s rugged terrain, and they will likely want to roam the outdoors when permitted.

Siberian cats are amiable and good-natured toward anyone they are around. They make excellent additions to existing families but will grow with you at any stage of your life. You will feel right at home with your new, fluffy snuggle buddy.

If you prefer a cat who can handle indoor and outdoor environments, the Siberian is ideal as long as they don’t stay outside too long on hot days. Since they have such lavish coats, they can overheat pretty quickly in toasty temperatures.

10. Beige/Cream Norwegian Forest Cat

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Temperament: Social, amiable, intelligent
Size: 10–20 pounds
Coat Length: Long
Patterns: Tabby, solid, bicolor, tricolor, calico
Lifespan: 10–20 years
Suitable for: Growing families, indoor/outdoor living, multi-pet households, all ages

The Norwegian Forest Cat is a real sight for sore eyes. Resembling the Maine Coon and Siberian, this beauty sports an incredibly lush, thick coat. Like both aforementioned breeds, the Norwegian Forest Cat is well-equipped for harsh climates but doesn’t tolerate the heat.

Adding the Norwegian Forest Cat to your home will be like having another child or sibling. They are highly interactive with their families and form strong bonds with only one person typically, though there are always exceptions.

If you are thinking about adding this lovely kitty to your home, you can expect a laidback roommate. They are compatible with almost any lifestyle and can comfortably live indoors and out.

11. Cream Balinese

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Temperament: Active, intelligent, affectionate, social
Size: 8–15 pounds
Coat Length: Medium/Long
Patterns: Seal pointed
Lifespan: 8–15 years
Suitable for: Big families, multi-pet households

The stunning Balinese resembles the Himalayan and Siamese due to similar coloring. They can have ultra-light coats with dark brown masking on their faces, ears, and paws. They are referred to as the long-haired Siamese for this reason.

The Balinese is a cheerful cat with keen intelligence and a mischievous streak. They are definitely entertainers, filling your evenings with fun play. They are intelligent cats, and you might have a bit of a challenge—they can figure out how to do practically anything! And if they don’t have a proper outlet to express their intelligence, they can very easily get into mischief.

While they are terrific pets, they work best with seasoned cat owners who can rise to the challenge. They can be pretty rough for a first-time owner!

12. Cream/Beige Tonkinese

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Temperament: Intelligent, friendly, extroverted
Size: 6–12 pounds
Coat Length: Short
Patterns: Seal pointed
Lifespan: 15–18 years
Suitable for: Growing families, multi-pet households

The Tonkinese is the cross-breed of the Burmese and Siamese—so it takes on the physical traits of both parents. They tend to be heavy-bodied with proportioned facial features, stunning blue eyes, and dark masks.

The Tonkinese is a companion kitty—no doubt. They are very attached to their owners and want to hang out with you anytime. While this is awesome for kids and adults who love constant companionship, this might not work so well if you’re away from home.

If you have the time to spend with them, they won’t disappoint. They are easy to maintain and have good health in most cases.

13. Cream Burmilla

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Temperament: Affectionate, easygoing, intelligent
Size: 9–15 pounds
Coat Length: Short, medium
Patterns: Tortoiseshell, shaded
Lifespan: 7–12 years
Suitable for: Growing families, multi-pet households

Burmillas are mostly silvery gray or white but come in creamy colors that are sure to dazzle. They have permanent eyeliner and stunning, vibrant green eyes against black outlines and light fur.

Burmillas have wonderful personalities and are interactive and friendly. They will hang out with anyone in the family and are not known for picking favorites. They are also quite intelligent, so you can expect to be impressed with their ability to learn concepts fast.

You might not find these pretty kitties in all areas yet since they are a British breed that has not yet been accepted by US cat clubs. However, as their popularity continues to rise, so will their numbers.

14. Cream/Fawn American Bobtail

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Temperament: Friendly, playful, cheerful
Size: 8–15 pounds
Coat Length: Long
Patterns: Tabby
Lifespan: 8–15 years
Suitable for: All ages, indoor/outdoor living, growing families

Resembling the wild Canada lynx or Bobcat, this mini wild cat is short-tailed with lots of hair around the ears and face. American Bobtails aren’t blonde, per se, but they can have many light tones in their coats. Because of their interesting stubby tails, they are one of the most unique-looking cats on our list.

The American Bobtail is an energetic, lovable cat. They get along very well with just about anybody, permitting they’re in good spirits. Since the American Bobtail is so playful and lovable, they are amazing first kittens for any age-appropriate child.

American Bobtails are quite hardy, and they enjoy spending time indoors and outdoors.

15. Cream/Beige Singapura

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Temperament: Lively, entertaining, independent
Size: 4–9 pounds
Coat Length: Short
Patterns: Ticked
Lifespan: 11–15 years
Suitable for: Active households, mousing

From sandy to pale, the Singapura comes in various blonde shades. The small feline isn’t dainty in any way. These muscular little cats are as capable in body as in spirit.

The Singapura might be small, but they make up for it with their larger-than-life personalities. They are incredibly energetic, super curious, and a real pleasure to be around. Singapuras are fiercely independent and don’t need much from you except for companionship.

Many Singapuras, especially females, make excellent hunters. If you have a Singapura, you must channel their energy, so use appropriate outlets like cat scratching posts and toys; otherwise, they can get destructive.

16. Cream Cornish Rex

Cornish Rex
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Temperament: Clownish, intelligent, social
Size: 5–8 pounds
Coat Length: Very thin, short, wavy
Patterns: Solid, tortoiseshell, bicolor, tricolor, tabby
Lifespan: 9–13 years
Suitable for: Indoor living, growing families

The Cornish Rex is an interesting-looking kitty with gorgeous wavy hair—and not much of it. Their thin, downy layer of fuzzy, silky hair sets them apart. They come in all sorts of colors, including sandy and creamy tones. Their uniqueness is unmatched.

When you own a Cornish Rex, there is never a dull moment. These clownish characters will entertain you with their eccentric antics and curious attitudes. They love being the center of attention and keeping up with all the happenings around the house.

The Cornish Rex is not a good candidate for living outdoors. They can get sunburned easily, so they need to stay cozy inside to regulate their bodies.

17. Fawn/Cream American Wirehair

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Temperament: Playful, affectionate, independent
Size: 8–12 pounds
Coat Length: Short, medium
Patterns: Solid, bicolor, tricolor
Lifespan: 8–12 years
Suitable for: All ages, multi-pet homes, those looking for an easy maintenance breed

The American Wirehair has thick, coarse-textured hair. These medium-sized felines have a wide-eyed and rough, tousled coat appearance. They can come in various colors and patterns, including blonde shades like fawn and cream.

American Wirehairs are ideal candidates for multi-pet and kid-filled homes. They have pleasant attitudes and playful spirits. They are generally very patient and interactive. In addition to playing well with others, they are affectionate and attached to their families.

You might wonder if all that wiry hair makes them harder to groom, but they don’t need to be brushed very often. Another upside is that American Wirehairs shed significantly less than some others.

18. Cream Himalayan

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Temperament: Docile, Good-natured, slow-paced
Size: 10–15 pounds
Coat Length: Long
Patterns: Seal pointed
Lifespan: 12–15 years
Suitable for: All ages, growing families, multi-pet households

Himalayans are often referred to as the long-haired version of the Siamese. These beauties grow up to have long, lustrous locks but might be sleeker before they fully mature. They are pretty heavy-bodied with small ears and round, penetrating blue eyes.

Himalayans are well-known for being agreeable, easygoing cats. They are typically quiet and enjoy just as much private time as they do cuddles, so they are perfect if you have to go to work all day. Their balance between being interactive and independent is an upside for some families.

Himalayans require regular brushing to prevent mats and tangles in the fur. But if you keep up with regular coat maintenance, they aren’t too complicated to care for.

19. Cream/Fawn LaPerm

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Temperament: Playful, intelligent, social
Size: 5–8 pounds
Coat Length: Long
Patterns: Solid, bicolor, tricolor, tortoiseshell
Lifespan: 10–15 years
Suitable for: Multi-pet households, all ages

The LaPerm is a rare and unique cat with curly hair. Their fur can have various colors, creating tones of perfect soft-colored ringlets. The LaPerm is a chatty cat who is constantly meowing about something. They can figure out how to do just about anything, which might be challenging if you have a particularly mischievous cat. They are terrific companions and are loving and loyal to owners.

Despite their good qualities, they might not work in all living situations due to their talkative nature. If you live in an apartment, it might be best to select a quieter breed. Otherwise, the LaPerm is easy to take care of and impossible not to love.

20. Fawn/Cream Exotic Shorthair

Exotic shorthair cat sitting in grass
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Temperament: Docile, affectionate, gentle
Size: 10–12 pounds
Coat Length: Short
Patterns: Solid, bicolor, tricolor, calico
Lifespan: 10–15 years
Suitable for: All ages, multi-pet households, apartment living

The Exotic Shorthair has a fascinating combination of traits, and they’re essentially a shorthaired version of the Persian. They have teddy bear-like cuteness, smooshy faces, and large, curious, round eyes.

The Exotic Shorthair is practically a lap cat, hanging out with all family members. They are incredibly calm, quiet, and docile, making them suitable for practically any lifestyle, whether you are single, have a big family, or have multiple pets.

They aren’t as challenging to groom as Persians, but don’t let the short hair fool you. They have thick coats and benefit from daily brushing.

21. Light Orange/Cream Devon Rex

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Temperament: Charming, good-natured, friendly
Size: 6–9 pounds
Coat Length: Short, wavy
Patterns: Solid, bicolor, tabby, tortoiseshell
Lifespan: 9–13 years
Suitable for: Growing families, multi-pet households

The Devon Rex is a beautiful kitty that can display several interesting colors and patterns. These eye-catching kitties are wide-eyed with oversized ears and curious expressions that match their personalities. They are rather small cats and weigh a maximum of around 9 pounds.

You won’t regret adding the Devon Rex to your family. They are amazing additions, blending well in basically any environment. They also acclimate well after adulthood if you are considering a rescue. They are good pets for all ages and love nothing more than to hang out with their family.

These fun-loving cats are easy to maintain and fun to watch. The dainty but fierce Devon Rex has so many qualities that make them wonderful companions for furry and human playmates.

22. Cream American Shorthair

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Temperament: Pleasant, relaxed, affectionate
Size: 6–15 pounds
Coat Length: Short
Patterns: Solid, calico. bicolor, tabby, smoke
Lifespan: 15–20 years
Suitable for: All ages, most lifestyles

The American Shorthair has very interesting patterns and an adorably soft face. They are comparable to Puss in Boots from Shrek, and with their big doe eyes, they’re hard to resist. These beauties come in various color selections, including very light shades of cream.

Getting along with every member of the home, American Shorthairs are trustworthy with everything but the family gerbil. They love to get attention from their favorite folks and take catnaps with their feline friends. They will even tolerate the family dog, no matter how obnoxious.

These cats have a long lifespan, making them even more attractive if you want a long-term companion.

23. Fawn/Cream Selkirk Rex

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Temperament: Quiet, gentle, affectionate
Size: 6–16 pounds
Coat Length: Long, curly
Patterns: Tabby, solid, calico, tricolor
Lifespan: 10–14 years
Suitable for: Apartment living, all ages

The Selkirk Rex has a remarkable hairdo with ultra-curly locks. They are rare but wonderful, coming in attractive shades but sharing the same social traits. Selkirk Rexes have incredibly modest demeanor, and they conduct themselves in a poised fashion, even playing in a soft, gentle way.

They are perfect for all ages and practically any living situation. However, they shouldn’t stay outdoors very long in sunny conditions since they can get sunburned. Their curly locks don’t require a brush to groom, but they need to be combed gently to remove dirt and debris.

24. Cream Snowshoe Cat

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Temperament: Playful, gentle, laidback
Size: 7–10 pounds
Coat Length: Short
Patterns: Seal pointed
Lifespan: 15–20 years
Suitable for: Multi-pet households, single owners, growing families

The Snowshoe Cat gets their name from the snow boots on all four paws. They are a cross between a Siamese and an American Shorthair. They get the best of both worlds and combine the Siamese’s wanderlust and curiosity with the laid-back nature of the American Shorthair. They love a good romp around the house but get equally excited to snuggle up on the couch for some evening shows.

Snowshoe Cats are very observant and love being a part of an active family. They’ll observe you from across the room or jump on your lap while you try to use the bathroom—they know no boundaries and love being a part of all you do.

25. Cream Birman

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Temperament: Curious, gentle, friendly
Size: 6–12 pounds
Coat Length: Long
Patterns: Seal pointed
Lifespan: 9–15 years
Suitable for: All ages, apartment living

Birman kittens are born pure white and develop their seal points when they’re a month old. They stay relatively light-toned with long, gorgeous coats. Each of their paws is pure white, giving them tiny gloves.

The Birman is adored for their gentle personality. Because they are so agreeable, they make fantastic first-time kittens or companions for kids or seniors. The Birman will integrate well into most home lives, getting along well with all other playmates.

These silky guys and gals benefit from weekly brushings to keep their coats tangle-free. Since they are only single-coated cats, they aren’t as hard to groom as they might look. They do most of the hard work themselves.

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So, now you can see the beautiful variations and drastic appearance differences in these blonde cats. Even though blonde isn’t a traditional color for cats, it covers many light shades. As you can see, these kitties have unique qualities that make them admirable and adorable. Which of these cats do you have your eye on?

Remember, adoption is a fantastic possibility for mixed and purebreds alike. But if you buy from a breeder, do so responsibly by selecting a reputable person or business.

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