Black Cat Breeds with Amazing Black Coats

Black Cat breeds - Best Famous Black Cat Names

Did you know that black cat breeds are the most likely to be abandoned and the least likely to be adopted from shelters?It’s sad, but it’s true, and there’s just no good reason for it.

Throughout history, black cats have been saddled with a host of associations, from prosperity and good luck in Egyptian and Celtic folklore, to dark magic and ill fortune in Continental Europe and North America. The early American Pilgrims thought that black cats were witch’s familiars or were demonic!

On the other hand, sailors preferred black cat breeds for their ship’s cat because they were supposed to bring good luck. But black cats have a lot more to offer than whatever superstition says. The Cat Fanciers’ Association recognizes these 22 black cat breeds, each with unique traits and personalities. Some are cuddly, some are quiet, but every black cat deserves to find its fur-ever home.

 

The History of Black Cats

 

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1.Ragamuffin Cat

 

Ragamuffin Cat - Black Cat breeds

Ragamuffin Cats are a large and characterful breed that can be easily trained to learn a range of tricks, including fetch, sit, and beg. They love attention and cuddles, making them a great choice for families with younger children.

Are ragamuffin cats rare?

The Ragamuffin is a relatively new breed, having been introduced in 2003. With big eyes and thick, soft coats, they’re often mistaken as Ragdolls. Noted for their large size, friendly disposition, and strength, they’ll soon be well known, but for now still a very uncommon breed!

 

2.Turkish Angora Cat

 

Turkish Angora Cat

The Turkish Angora cat is a breed of a domestic cat. Turkish Angoras are one of the ancient, natural breeds of cats, having originated in central Turkey, in the Ankara region. The breed has been documented as early as the 17th century and is believed to be the origin of the mutations for both the color white and long hair.

 

3.Sphynx Cat

 

Sphynx Cat black

 

The Sphynx cat is a breed of cat known for its lack of coat (fur). Hairlessness in cats is a naturally occurring genetic mutation; however, the Sphynx cat, as a breed, was developed through selective breeding, starting in the 1960s. The skin should have the texture of chamois leather, as it has fine hairs, or the cat may be completely hairless.

 

4.Bombay Cat

 

bombay cat black

The Bombay Cat is the ultimate cat under the black cats. Their glossy coated skin is paired with a set of golden saucer-like eyes, earning the breed it’s nickname “the patent leather kid with the penny eyes”. Aside from its Beautiful exotic looks, Bombay is an endearing, playful, and agreeable Cat.

 

5.American Bobtail

 

American Bobtail

American Bobtail is a loving and exceptionally intelligent cat owning a distinctive wild look. They are incredibly interactive cats who bond with their family with good dedication. They could both entertain through their antics at the same moment and supply their owners a hot, soft shoulder to cry on in times of distress. American Bobtails are famous for their love of games and may play fetch or hide and search for hours and hours.

 

6.American Shorthair Cat

 

American Shorthair Cat

The American Shorthair Cat is a healthy, active, and athletic cat. The medium-sized kitty is powerful and muscular, but keeps a lean frame — its broad ribcage stays on medium-length legs that are carried by around paws. The tail, too of moderate length, has a wide base. The American Shorthair stands out due to the bright golden, attentive, and lightly angled eyes. They sit a large and sharp snout that is suitable for its concave profile perfectly. Like most things relating to this cat, the ears are medium-sized, not too far apart, and sit upright.

 

7.American Curl Cat

 

American Curl Cat black

The American Curl Cat is a breed of cat characterized by it’s unusual ears, which curl back from the face toward the center of the back of the skull. American Curl’s ears should be handled carefully because rough handling may damage the cartilage in the ear.

 

8.Norwegian Forest Cat Black

 

Norwegian Forest Cat Black

The Norwegian Forest Cat is a large, heavily boned and heavily coated cat. She is muscular and looks like the hunter she used to be. She has a triangular head, set on a thick and muscular neck. The ears are medium sized and the chin is strong but slightly rounded. The hind legs of the Norwegian forest cat are slightly higher than the front legs. The paws looks a bit oversized; they are big and round, and have fur between the toes.

 

9.British Shorthair Cat

 

British Shorthair Cat black

The British Shorthair Cat is solid and muscular with an easy-going personality. As befits his British heritage, he is slightly reserved, but once he gets to know someone he’s quite affectionate. His short, dense coat comes in many colors and patterns and should be brushed two or three times a week to remove dead hair.

 

10.Maine Coon Cat

 

Maine Coon Cat black

The Maine Coon is a heavily boned and muscular cat. Initially she had been an outside cat, and afterwards became a working breed that maintained barns and houses apparent of rodents. The head is big with tall ears. The profile shows a small dip beneath the big eyes. The chest is wide, and the thighs are thick.The coating of the Maine Coon is thick but silky. An interesting feature is the coat is shaggy and curtains more over the stomach and supporting the legs (britches) but is shorter across the shoulders.

Best Famous Black Cat Names

  • Bagheera (Panther from the Jungle Book)
  • Bewitched (TV show about a witch)
  • Binx (Black cat from the movie Hocus Pocus)
  • Black Panther (One of the Avengers)
  • Black Widow (Kickass heroine of the Avengers)
  • Carrie (the protagonist-turned-antagonist of the horror film)
  • Catwoman (Female character associated with the Batman movies and TV shows)
  • Coraline (Mentor to Coraline)
  • Felix (Black and white cartoon cat)
  • Figaro (Black and white cat character Disneys 1940 animated film Pinocchio)
  • Hermione (Witch from Harry Potter)
  • Lone Ranger (TV and movie cowboy with a dark mask)

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