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Top 10 Most Popular Black Cat Breeds

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When you think about black cats, they are usually associated with horror. They are a bit mysterious, a bit mysterious, and also elegant and cute. No wonder black cats have a special place in our hearts.

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If you’re a cat lover looking to adopt a black cat, you certainly have a lot of wonderful choices from the many purebred black cat breeds. In this article, we will show you the most popular and remarkable black cats.

  1. Bombay

The Bombay is famous for its sleek black coat. They are a hybrid of the black American Shorthair and Sable Burmese, originating in 1953. The resulting breed not only has these beautiful appearances, but also has the easy-going personality of American shorthair and the social nature of the Bombay.

Bombay Black cat

The coat of a Bombay has a soft, almost leather-like texture. These cats also have striking yellow or copper-colored eyes and expressive faces. Their easy-going temperament makes them excellent indoor pets.

  1. Chantilly-Tiffany
Chantilly Tiffany

The Chantilly-Tiffany is known for its silky soft black coats which grows long and thick. Its beautiful golden eye color will gradually increase. The Chantilly-Tiffany cats are elegant and sophisticated, and also highly sociable and need a lot of attention.

  1. Persian

Persians are one of our favorite flat-faced cats. They are easy to recognize and usually wear a soft, shiny black coat. In fact, their coat is so well maintained that many people suggest that Persians stay indoors to keep in tip-top shape.

Persian black cat

Persian cats’ voice is soft and pleasant, and very emotional, even a little shy. According to the Cat Fanciers’ Association, they perform best in a quiet environment. Persians with black coats almost always have copper-colored eyes.

  1. American Bobtail

According to TICA, the American Bobtail is a large athletic cat with above average intelligence. They are great family pets because they can socialize with almost anyone. Unlike picky cat breeds, they don't just choose a favorite family member.

American Bobtail Black cat

The tail of the American Bobtail is "bow-shaped", making them very distinctive and look like cats in the wild. Their coats come in various colors and can be short or long. Black-coated bobcats have a dense, soft coat and can have black or brown pads on their paws.

They also come in long-haired breeds, but if you are fascinated by wild, intelligent and affectionate breeds, but want to reduce maintenance, you can choose short-haired American Bobtails.

  1. Maine Coon

The Maine Coon holds the record for the largest cat breed, but they are quite gentle and loving. Their coats come in tabby patterns or five different solid colors, which are long and silky. If you want to adopt this breed, you may need to pay more time and energy on maintenance than short-haired breeds.

Maine Coon

The Maine Coon cats are good at climbing. They have large, tufted paws to help walk on snow. For these strong muscular cats, jumping from the floor to the top of the refrigerator is quite easy. They can grow to 35 pounds, but they are intelligent and interesting.

  1. British Shorthair

The British Shorthair, formerly known as the British Blue Cat, is also a large cat breed. The black-coated British Shorthair cats are black all around (including the nose and paws), and their eyes are golden.

British Shorthair

According to the Cat Fancier’s Association, British Shorthair cats are calm, easy-going and not very talkative. With an average of 13-18 pounds, they are easy to gain weight, so owners need to avoid overfeeding.

  1. Oriental

Oriental cats have 2 hairstyles, long hair and short hair. People love them, not only because of their slender, athletic body, but also because they are extremely devoted and affectionate, so you will often find them peeking over your shoulder or greeting you warmly whenever you go home.

Oriental black cat

Oriental cat loves attention. They just have to make sure their favorite person gives them all the attention they can get. You’ll fall in love with the quality time you can spend with this amazing black cat.

  1. Sphynx

Since Sphynx cats are popular among the royal family, they are associated with status and wealth. In Russian folklore, the Sphynx cat is a symbol of good luck and richness. This is why many Russian royal families love Sphynx cats as pets.

Sphynx black cat

The green eyes of black cats are more a result of genetics than specific cat breeds. Black Sphynx cats usually have pale green to hunter green eyes, which enhance their serious facial expressions. But please note: Sphynx cats are not particularly destructive, but their playful personality, bold skills and almost acrobatic stunts will make you amazed.

  1. Ragamuffin

Ragamuffin sometimes has harsh green eyes in addition to its gorgeous black soft coat. These gentle cats are defined as the Ragdoll cat breed and are known for their loving nature, making them excellent family pets.


Ragamuffins are gentle, friendly and patient. Once you hold them in your arms, their whole body becomes completely soft. Children will fall in love with them.

  1. Ojos Azules

Ojos Azules means "blue eyes" in Spanish. It is an extremely rare cat animal that produces strong blue eyes, which seems to have nothing to do with a particular color and coat pattern. Therefore, you can find Ojos Azules cats with deep dark coats.

Ojos Azules Black Cat

This breed is friendly, active and affectionate, making them perfect for being with family and children. However, as one of the rarest cat species in the world, there are only a few Ojos Azules cats in the world.

Every black cat, regardless of breed, is beautiful in its own way. These breeds all have unique characteristics and personalities that are sure to light up your household, despite their dark coat colors!

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