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Tuxedo Cat Names List

James Bond in the house? Or is it Harvey Specter? One thing is for sure – if there were a feline fashion show, Tuxedo Cats would definitely be the show-stoppers! These Cats, with their sleek black coats, crisp white shirts, and often dashing white gloves or socks, have a history as intriguing as their appearance. Legend has it that these fancy felines first appeared in the early 19th century, channeling their inner aristocrats in Victorian England.

From there, they’ve even found their way into pop culture. From Felix to Sylvester from Looney Tunes, Geppetto's pet cat in "Pinocchio", Figaro, to Bill Clinton’s Socks, Tuxedo Cats have left a pretty big mark in the industry. And now you’ve got one. The name better be unique and interesting enough to do justice to them. Here’s our bit for it - 

Best Tuxedo Cat Names

  • Bond – Who can wear a tux better?

  • Kitty Bond – Another option for you

  • Felix – Silent era hero but yours won’t be silent for sure

  • Sylvester – Looney Tunes entertained your childhood, and now your cat will. 

  • Purrlock – Holmes

  • Monochromeo – You can also think of this as Mono-Romeo

  • Formal Feline - Always dressed to impress.

  • Penguin – The funny Tuxedos

  • Bowie – For David Bowie’s iconic style and flair

  • Captain Purrcard – Star Trek fans?

  • Dapper – Doesn’t the coat look like designed by Dapper Dan?

  • Don – Not for a criminal but Don Draper fans, anyone?

  • Sirius (for the Potterheads)

We hope you can choose 1 among these banger names. If not, here are some more – 

  • Inky

  • Smokey

  • Oreo

  • Penguin

  • Socks

  • Zebra

  • Pixel

  • Domino

What is the Difference Between a Tuxedo and a Black and White Cat? 

While the terms Tuxedo cats and Black and White cats are often used interchangeably, there are some evident differences between them. Tuxedo cats are like a subset of black and white cats. Other types of black and white cats include Harlequin, Van, and Bi-color. 

A Tuxedo cat does not come only in the traditional black and white. Grey, silver, orange, and even tortoiseshell with patches of white are also some other colors available in these cats. 

How Rare is a Tuxedo Cat? 

A Tuxedo Cat is not actually a breed. The name talks only about the coat color. It can occur in various breeds including Maine Coon, Turkish Angora, American shorthair, British shorthair, etc. Unlike the popular notion, calico, tortoiseshell and tuxedo cats do not get their coats due to genetics. It happens during their development, which is completely random. This is why no two tuxedo cats will have the exact same coat. 

These cats are actually not very rare. Mixed Tuxedo cats can easily be found even at rescue shelters. Purebreds, however, may only be found with a reputable breeder. 

Here are some more interesting facts that may amaze you and make you adore your feline buddy more – (1)

  • William Shakespeare, Beethoven, and Sir Isaac Newton all had pet tuxedo cats.

  • In 2012, a tuxedo cat named Tuxedo Stan from Halifax, Canada, ran for mayor of his fair city. 

  • In 1998, a tuxedo cat named Sparky became the richest cat in the world after inheriting a whopping $6.3 million from the owner. (probably richer than the majority of the human population as well)

  • A Tuxedo cat has also been on the top of Mount Everest. 

Should we add your name as well now to the top fan list of Tuxedo Cats? You already got one home. So now after reading these facts, you’re gonna be more like a super-fan!

Do Tuxedo Cats Have Health Problems? 

While you’re learning more about the achievements and popularity of Tuxedo Cats, there is something else that we would like you to know about them – health problems. 

They may look like superheroes – they probably will act like that too. But just like any other regular cat, they are prone to all the feline illnesses in their lifetime. 

  • The most common health problems in spayed/neutered cats include hyperthyroidism, flea-bite hypersensitivity, obesity, periodontal disease, cardiac dysrhythmia, constipation and lameness. (2)

  • Common health problems in intact cats include heart murmur, urinary tract infections (UTI), anemia, anorexia, complications and infections of the reproductive system, and overgrooming. (2)

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With a Spot accident and illness plan, you can take your cat for treatment at any licensed vet in Canada or the U.S. Spot plans don’t have networks, so whether you’re home or traveling within the U.S, veterinary services your cat receives for the diagnosis, treatment, or management of eligible services can be covered. Spot’s accident and illness plans can help cover a variety of conditions, ranging from broken bones and bite wounds to behavioral conditions, and cancer. While base plans do not offer coverage for preventive care services, Spot’s Wellness Riders can be added to any base plan for an additional fee and can help cover the eligible costs of wellness exams, vaccinations, dental cleanings, and more! 

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  1. Donnelly, C. (2023, October 13). 6 pawsitively Fascinating Facts about tuxedo Cats. The Spruce Pets.

  2. Vetic. (2023, August 16). 20 most common cat health problems according to gender, neutering status and age. Vetic | Pet Care Reimagined.

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