The Tuxedo Cat

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 -CatStats-           Tuxedo Cat
size any weight any
vocal? maybe active? maybe
coat any family? probably
shed maybe children? probably
colors solid black body with white paws and chest, sometimes face - sometimes a black moustache!

Tuxedo cats are not a breed but a color pattern that may occur in almost any type of domestic cat. A tuxedo cat is a cat with solid black color on the body and head with white feet, belly and chest. The effect is of a cat wearing formal attire and is really pretty cute. Tuxedo cats can have white on the face and the tip of the tail as well, but the main requirement is black body, white points. Occasionally a tuxedo cat will have the ultimate accompaniment to their fancy attire in the form of mustache type markings under the nose. That Clark Gable look is very hard to resist. Tuxedo cats are sometimes referred to as "Jellicle cats" from the T.S. Elliot poem  "The Song of the Jellicles" from his unusual book "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats" In the original book written in 1930, T.S. Elliot describes Jellicle Cats as black and white, but in the popular broadway musical "Cats" based on the book, the Jellicles come in an assortment of colors. Yet, formal attire is so aprapos for a night at the theater...

Tuxedo cat full body
All domestic cat breeds were developed with a certain look and personality in mind.
But naturally, breed descriptions are general and will not apply to all individuals.
Learn about your potential new best friend and research breeders thoroughly!

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                                                                                               The Tuxedo Cat is a color, not a breed!                                                                        

What is a Tuxedo Cat?

A Tuxedo cat is any domestic cat that has a solid black bodyclassic Tuxedo cat with white paws, a white underbelly and a white chest, like this beautiful youngster...

Even if the markings are less precise, there is still kind of a formal, fancy-pants look to a Tuxedo cat. Note the swagger on this handsome guy....

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 Add a mustache and you have the ultimate Tuxedo cat, and, of course, when it comes to moustaches on cats you have the choice of

tuxedo cat with mustachewhite face/black moustache....


or the even more dashing black face/white moustache affair...


spotted tabby pattern


Is A Tuxedo Cat Right For You?

The Tuxedo Cat is not a breed. The word "tuxedo" describes a color pattern that may occur among any number of breeds of purebred cats, and of course, among mixed breeds and un-registered house cats as well. The tuxedo color does appear in some tabby cat closeupparticular breeds quite often, though. So, if you love the color pattern, and want to have some idea of the likely size, temperament, and genetic tendencies your new kitten may have, consider these: The Manx cat, the Scottish Fold cat, the American short hair and British short hair cats, the Oriental short hair cat, the Siberian cat, the Exotic short hair cat, and the Persian cat. Even exotic breeds like the LaPerm cat, the Munchkin cat,  American curl, the Sphynx cat and the Devon rex  and Cornish rex cats have tuxedo colored individuals on a regular basis, so with a little effort, you could find a cat that is not only a perfect fit for you, but also your favorite color!

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Tuxedo Cat Traits

Owners of Tuxedo cats believe that there is more than just the color of their cat that is special.  Amazing!

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Inside Cat or Outside Cat?

Wondering if you should allow your cat to go outside unsupervised? Well there are definitely some pure breeds that should never be outside cats. Hairless breeds like the Sphynx are extremely vulnerable and should always be supervised outdoors. Docile breeds like the Burmese may not be able to defend themselves. All cats allowed outdoors are exposed to diseases and parasites that they would not otherwise encounter. Fred Flintstone put his saber-tooth out every night, but the cat jumped right back in the window - and he was a saber-tooth! Still, most of us feel a little envy when we see our domestic companion out on some high perch, sniffing the breeze of liberty, and there is no doubt that cats love their freedom. So what do YOU think ....Inside Cat or Outside Cat? Comment Here...

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