Names for White Pets

Pet names based on color:

If your cat or dog has white fur, you might want to give it a name especially suited to a white pet. What do you think of the names in the following list?

  • Alabaster
  • Arctica
  • Artax
  • Cloudfur
  • Cream
  • Falkor
  • Frozen Fur
  • Gwendolyn (Celtic word for "White")
  • Hedwig
  • Herbie
  • Horseradish
  • Ivory
  • Milkshake
  • Milky
  • Onion
  • Onionlet
  • Pigeon
  • Seashell
  • Snow White
  • Snowflake
  • Snowy
  • Whitefur

Clean white fur is beautiful to look at. Havanese, Maltese and Poodle dogs are especially charming - you can’t help but cuddle them! Of course, white fur can also be a lot of work as muck and dirt are much easier to see. Especially on paws and faces.

White dogs are more likely to have poor hearing or even suffer from deafness and other hereditary disorders. Thankfully, breeds such as the Poodle, Maltese, Havanese and some terriers are exempt from this rule.

• Dog breeds with white fur:
Bichon Frisé
St. Bernard (partly)
Bernese Mountain Dog (partly)
Beagle (sompartlye)
Chihuahua
Havanese
Husky (partly)
Maltese
Papillon (partly)
Pomeranian
Poodle
Samoyed
West Highland White Terrier

• Cat breeds with white fur:
Balinese
British Shorthair
British Longhair
Cornish Rex
Birman (partly)
Exotic Shorthair
Himalayan
Norwegian Forest Cat
Persian
Ragdoll (partly)
Russian White
Siamese
Snowshoe (partly)
Turkish Angora
Turkish Van

• Pets with white fur:
Fancy mouse
Guinea pig (partly)
Rabbit (partly)
Chinese Dwarf Hamster (partly)
Winter White Dwarf Hamster (partly)
Roborovski Dwarf Hamster
Dominant Spot Syrian Hamster (partly)

White Feathers

Birds with white feathers? Well, we’ve made things difficult for ourselves here. There are some white birds, such as cockatoos, pelicans, seagulls, swans and doves. But these aren’t pets. The cockatiel has some white feathers.

White Horses

“White horses are actually gray”. Hold on. That’s not completely right. Gray horses aren’t really ever one color; they have spots and circles here and there. So they can be split up into further classifications, like “dapple gray” and “flea-bitten gray”. A gray horse is never white from birth, not even Lipizzans. They turn white over time.

Did You Know?

Animals that are not normally white might be albino. They have white fur, white skin, barbs or scales and bright red eyes. Albinism is a genetic disorder that prevents pigment from building up. Find out more in our article on albino animals.

Meaning of the Color White

White stands for purity, cleanliness, lightness and daintiness. But only because our western culture has defined it in this way. In other cultures (e.g. Asia), white may be a color of death and mourning. So it’s all a matter of perspective.

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