He was a tuxedo of course! But remember, 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 particular 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. Adorable in their fancy attire, tuxedo kittens are born with their perfect markings already in place.

Kitten-proofing is always recommended for anyone considering adopting or purchasing any kitten. High furniture should be off limits, caution should be taken when holding these wriggly little youngsters, particularly when carrying them across hard wood or tile floors, and spaces under counters and doors should be blocked off in case they have the urge to explore. In appearance,  the Tuxedo kitten is basically a miniature adult. They tend to grow at an average rate and reach mature height at about 6 months, filling out and maturing to full size and weight at about one year old. Because they may be any of dozens of pure-bred cats, there are many to choose from, and tuxedo kittens are also regularly available for adoption at local shelters. Vote Here for Your Favorite Cat Breed!

WHAT IS A TUXEDO CAT? Tuxedo coloration can be found in many breeds of cats including Persians. And our own Professor F. Mustache type markings on cats are sometimes called»Kitlers»! Is this your cat or do you wish it was? Share opinions or stories about this breed in the box below. Copyright 2011-2017 by Jenise Alongi, Cat Breeds Encyclopedia.

Go to our FAQ page for more info. Turkish Van cat information, pictures, facts, videos. Why would a cat need a swimmers body? First is their color pattern, which is a white body with red, grey or black markings only on the head and tail. The Van is considered to be the first cat with such a color pattern, and when seen in other cats, and even other animals like rabbits, it is referred to as «Van» markings. It is a large muscular cat with a classic swimmers body — broad shouldered, long in the waist, narrow hips.

In the region of Turkey where they originated, lies Lake Van, the body of water Turkish Vans are named for. Active, rugged and certainly good-looking, the Van became popular in Britain in the 1950’s and is also a favorite in Australia. The waterproof coat is long in the winter with a thick ruff around the neck, then sheds out profusely in the spring to become neat and short, with just the feathers of the tail remaining full. How Do You Describe a Turkish Van Cat? The personality of the Turkish Van is cat-like and sometimes a little aloof. These are proud, thoughtful cats that are a nice choice for a quiet household preferrably without dogs or children. This is a cat that likes your company, but also wants some space, which works well for many folks.

They may enjoy being on your lap, but not want to be held. They are known for becoming very attached though, and devoted to their families. It is a relatively common pure-bred or «pedigreed» domestic cat breed. There is really no explanation for why the Turkish Van is so surprisingly unique in this regard. Van» is a color pattern as well as a breed, meaning a solid white body with markings on tail and head, usually like a little cap over the ears. Markings can be any color with red by far the most common. The coat is long and silky with a limited undercoat.

Long guard hairs shed out heavily in the spring and active grooming is desired. These are long, muscular, large-sized cats that have few breed-related health issues, but deafness is common in blue-eyed individuals, and in odd-eyed cats may occur in the ear on the same side as the of the blue eye. Turkish Van kittens start out rather dainty and then just grow and grow. They may take years to attain their full size, but their coloring is established early on. A Turkish Van kitten may long for the outside, so if you are planning for an indoor life consider teaching them to walk on a lead very early, and they will be very grateful. Because this is a fairly common cat in many countries, breeders of pedigree Turkish Van kittens can be found relatively easily, and the price is usually fairly affordable for a pure-bred kitten. The head is large, broad, and wedge-shaped, prominent cheekbones, medium size, well-formed muzzle and firm chin, with gently rounded contours. The ears are large and high set, slightly rounded tip and well-feathered inside. The eyes should be medium-large and slightly slanted.