Whether you love cats or hate ‘em, we can all agree: No other member of kittykind has a rap quite like black cats.
While black cats are typically associated with Halloween, witchcraft and bad luck, there’s much more to these fur balls than creepy stuff. Learn more about the history of black cats (and how they became Halloween icons), the places they’re considered a symbol of good fortune and how their genes may, one day, help prevent certain diseases in humans.
A domestic long-haired cat, or fluffy cat, is a cat of mixed ancestry – thus not belonging to any particular recognised cat breed – possessing a coat of semi-long to long fur. Domestic long-haired cats should not be confused with the British Longhair, American Longhair, or other breeds with “Longhair” names, which are standardized breeds defined by various registries. Domestic long-haireds are the second most popular cat in the United States after the domestic short-haired; one in ten of the ninety million cats in the US is a domestic long-hair. Other generic terms are long-haired house cat and, in British English, long-haired moggie.