You don't own cats, you are enslaved by them. Therefore, you're fully aware that they pack a personality punch. Cats have attitudes, more commonly referred to as cattitude.
They're sassy and know what they want and aren't afraid to make their desires into reality. We aren't strangers to he concept, we talk about frisky felines a lot.
Now, emerging research is backing up what some cat "owners" already know to be true: who has the biggest attitudes of them all. If you're the proud puss parent of a tuxedo cat then you're smugly smiling as you read the affirmation of your assumption: it's them, they're the sassiest of the bunch.
Tuxedo cats are well-known for their cat-titude. They're loud, sassy, and unapologetically full of spunk. Now, the Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science has published a study out of the UK that shines a whole new light on the reality of the situation. In fact, the study suggests that a cat's coat and temperament are linked.
Then, the researches conducted their research on approximately 1,274 cat owners!
The questions were about every day interactions with their cats, then each answer the owners were asked to rate the intensity and frequency of their cat's behavior on an "aggression scale." The results were astonishing to researchers.
Topping the most aggressive list? Black and white cats, specifically with tuxedo patterns.
Tortoiseshell with white, among the most aggressive.
Much to their disagreement, clearly.
Like our friend Dina.
They were simply less tolerant of being handled by their humans.
If you've read about Furious Maud, then you wouldn't doubt a tortie's rage.
The UK based study was surprise to learn that female calico cats in the US are more likely to display aggressive behavior towards their owners.
Tuxedos are as purrfect as the rest.
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