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Tuxedo Cat: Info, Pictures, Characteristics & Facts

Written by: Ed Malaker

Last Updated on January 12, 2024 by Catster Editorial Team


Tuxedo Cat: Info, Pictures, Characteristics & Facts

The tuxedo cat is not a standalone breed but is a bicolor pattern found in many different species and is very common among American domestic cats. If you were thinking about getting a tuxedo cat for your home and want to know if they have any special traits or unique features, keep reading while we look at cost grooming health and more to answer your questions and help you be better informed.

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Tuxedo Cat – Before You Welcome One Into Your Family…

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3 Little-Known Facts About Tuxedo Cats

1. They May Bring Good Fortune

Many people think that tuxedo cats can bring you luck because a high number of lottery winners have been tuxedo cat owners have one.

2. They’ve Kept Good Company

Some of the most famous historical figures owned a tuxedo cat, including Beethoven, Sir Isaac Newton, Shakespeare, and Bill Clinton.

3. They’re Civic-Minded!

In 2012, a tuxedo cat ran for mayor in Halifax, Canada, as the tuxedo party leader.

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Temperament & Intelligence of the Tuxedo Cat

Most tuxedo cats have an easy-going and laid-back temperament. They make great companions for children because they enjoy chasing after balls and other toys, and they usually don’t mind some minor rough handling. Adults enjoy them because they like to sit and relax in the window or on your lap while watching television. They can be wary of strangers and often run to hide under a bed or other safe place when someone new comes to the door.

Tuxedo cats are intelligent can solve complex puzzles. Some even learn how to open latches and doors to escape confinement, so you need to watch them when there’s a danger of them getting into danger.

Are These Cats Good for Families? 👪

Yes, as we mentioned earlier, the tuxedo cat can make a fantastic pet. It’s highly adaptable and well suited to small apartments or large homes. It gets along famously with children and forms a strong bond with family members, and they will usually follow you around and be waiting at the door for you when you get home.

Does This Breed Get Along with Other Pets?

Your tuxedo cat, like most cats, is usually not too accepting of other pets in the same household, especially other cats. It will usually run and hide from dogs and get into territorial disputes with other cats if not socialized as a kitten. Proper socialization can help your cat get along with your family pets, but problems may arise later if you need to replace one. Your cat may not be accepting of a new member, and because it’s an adult, it will be harder to change its mind.

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Things to Know When Owning a Tuxedo Cat

Grooming ✂️

Most cat breeds are heavy shedders during the spring and fall seasons, and your tuxedo cat is likely to be the same. When your cat sheds heavily, it can ingest hair while grooming, leading to more hairballs than normal. Frequent brushing can help remove loose hair so it doesn’t end up on your floor or in your cat’s stomach. We recommend at least once per week for most of the year and every day when shedding.

We also recommend manually brushing the cat’s teeth as frequently as possible to help slow the progression of dental disease.

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Male vs Female

Since the tuxedo cat can be any of many cat breeds, there is no way to tell the difference between the male and female. The only difference you can usually count on is that the male tends to be a few pounds heavier and are less likely to accept other housemates. Female cats typically have softer features, and they’re able to cohabitate with other cats better.

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Final Thoughts

Tuxedo cats make excellent pets, and their striking bicolor pattern makes them look sophisticated compared to other patterns. The tuxedo pattern is available in several breeds, so you can fine-tune the size and shape of your cat to get something you enjoy.

We hope you have enjoyed reading over this short guide and found it helpful in answering your questions. If we have convinced you to get one of these cats for your home, please share this guide to the tuxedo cats on Facebook and Twitter.

Featured Image Credit: Esin Deniz, Shutterstock

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