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Tuxedo Cats

Updated on January 15, 2015
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Are Tuxedo cats smarter?
Are Tuxedo cats smarter? | Source

Just how smart is a Tuxedo really?

Are Tuxedo Cats smarter than other cats?

Intelligence, of course, depends on the individual cat, not on the breed or colour, and a Tuxedo cat is not a breed of cat at all. Even so, many people claim that a Tux has more brains than other cats.

However, the woman who feeds me says that pure black cats are the smartest and I agree.

Portrait of a Thoughtful Tuxedo

Tuxedo Cat
Tuxedo Cat | Source

Tuxedo Cats are Bicoloured Cats

A bicolour cat is a cat with white fur combined with fur of some other colour, for example black or tabby.

There are various patterns of bicolour cat, but the distinctive low-to-medium grade white spotting limited to the face, paws, throat and chest of an otherwise black cat, they're known as Tuxedo Cats.

The black colouring should be solid throughout so that it looks as if the cat is wearing a tuxedo.

Oliver the Tuxedo Cat

Trim the Mariner

Trim the Sailor Cat
Trim sailed around Australia in 1802 assisting his person, Captain Matthew Flinders, to map the coast How courageous!

Trim was a Tuxedo Cat

Trim, the Master Mariner and Great Explorer, was a Tuxedo Cat.

Possibly one of the bravest cats ever, I wish I'd met him to shake his paw.

Vincent the Tuxedo Cat

Socks was a Tuxedo

The White House Cat

When Socks was in the White House, he handled the publicity like a true leader, never creating incidents or prompting diplomatic crises.

He brought national prominence to cats for a while, showing the world that a cat can be affectionate, friendly, yet highly dignified.

The Clintons used a harness and leash for many of his outdoor encounters, modeling the proper safety precautions for a cat in a new or potentially uncontained environment.

Socks of the White House

Socks at a Press Conference

Socks, the Clintons' Cat, passed over the Rainbow Bridge in 2009, aged 20.

The Rainbow Bridge

Rainbow Bridge
I don't want to upset you, but Life is not just a bowl of cherries. It's not even a bowl of kibble.

Life is also about sadness, about grief when we lose friends and dear companions

Spanky the longhair Tuxedo

Get your own little Tuxedo Cat

Aurora Plush Tux Flopsie - 12"
Aurora Plush Tux Flopsie - 12"

Cute and cuddly Tuxedo Plushies, just like this, are often given to elderly people for comfort. When you can't have a real cat, get this flopsie!


Jellicle Cats are Tuxedo Cats

Jellicle Cats are black and white,

Jellicle Cats are rather small;

Jellicle Cats are merry and bright,

And pleasant to hear when they caterwaul.

Jellicle Cats have cheerful faces,

Jellicle Cats have bright black eyes;

They like to practise their airs and graces

And wait for the Jellicle Moon to rise.

from Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

Miska the Tuxedo Cat

What's your opinion?

Are Tuxedo Cats smarter than other cats?

What's the Best Cat? - (This is anonymous)

In your honest opinion, which cat is the best cat

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      5 years ago

      I just had to put my beautiful tuxedo kitty "Groucho" down after 17 years of love and companionship. I've had her since she was 3 weeks old, and she was a very, very smart little girl. Tiny with a full black mustache (thus the name Groucho). She hissed at my ex-boyfriend and picked out my husband- literally patted him on the head and looked at me, then sat in his lap and purred. I will never find such a sweetheart. Miss her much...

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      5 years ago from Canada

      I've had my tuxedo cat for 2 years now. I didn't actually realize they were their own categroy. He's such a cutie and definitely a smartie!

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      6 years ago

      These kitties are so beautiful!

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      6 years ago

      Tuxedo cats are so cute...nice lens!

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      6 years ago

      Felix the Office Manager is a Tuxedo cat, and has told me in no uncertain terms to confirm that they are definitely the smartest cats... and I do as I am told, after all I'm only here to open tins of cat food... *sigh*

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      6 years ago

      Meow. Meow. Meow. (Translation: My cat approves of this lens and wants to see more articles about cats in Squidoo.)

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      6 years ago

      I had a tuxedo cat named Black Bart. He picked me up at a lumber yard in TN, shared my lunch with me, and then rode home on my lap, where he proceeded to take over the house! Alas, he's in Kitty Heaven now, but he sure was a character.

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      Julia M S Pearce 

      6 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      Love Tuxedo cats! You are very handsome too,all in black!!

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      6 years ago

      So cute!

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      6 years ago

      Very nice lens! But then, I'm a bit cat lover...

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 

      6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      I love all cats, all breeds are gorgeous in their own way. I feel the same about dogs....guess I'm just a sucker for animals. But they are so precious! Thanks for sharing the Tuxedo Cat.

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      Dianne Loomos 

      6 years ago

      I used to have a long haired tuxedo cat. He had a goatee too. Very smart!

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      Lawrence Hebb 

      6 years ago from Hamilton, New Zealand

      Great lens, Dad always used to say that a cat with white paws is the best for hunting!

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      6 years ago

      Love this lens! Tuxedo cats are beautiful! I'm familiar with Tux, Oliver. He's quite the handsome cat. Delightful video!

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      6 years ago

      Tuxedo cats are beautiful

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      6 years ago

      Tuxedo Cats look good it's true


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