Fascinating and Fun Facts About Black Cats

Contrary to myth, in many cultures black cats symbolize good luck, prosperity and protection.

Not Bad Luck  

Solid black coats are rarer than tabby or bi-colored cat fur patterns. Only about 11% of cats are black.


Black cats are just as friendly and affectionate as other colors. But myths cause some avoidance.


Sadly, black cats are adopted far less frequently, especially around Halloween. But they make great pets!

Less Adopted  

In the UK and Japan, black cats are seen as especially lucky. Caring owners love their sweet mystique.

Loved Worldwide

Some studies suggest black cats have higher intelligence, curiosity and problem solving skills.

May Be Smarter

While less common, black cats can also have medium or long fur. The coat color remains the same.

Long Haired Too

Cat Breeds With the Longest Life Expectancy