A Tuxedo cat is simply a cat with a black and white coat. The reason for the name is that the cat looks like it is wearing the type of black tie formal wear that is widely known as a tuxedo. To be a true Tuxedo cat, the feline must display a solid black coat with white fur that is limited to the paws, stomach, chest and throat. Sometimes the white can be present on the chin. Tuxedo cats are also known as Black Mask cats because it often appears like the cat is wearing a black mask over their eyes and head. The Tuxedo is not a breed of cat, as any cat can be considered a Tuxedo cat.

Breeds That Accept the Pattern

American Shorthair, British Shorthair, Persian, Manx