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About the Bengal Cat

About The Bengal Cat

The Bengal cat is a unique breed with many distinct characteristics. The Bengal was created with the intent of developing a cat breed with the appearance of a wild cat but the disposition of a domestic cat. This page was designed to assist you in researching these amazing cats.

Breed Information

Bengals were officially accepted by The International Cat Association (TICA) as a registered breed in 1986 and gained championship status in 1991. Despite the Bengal's wild ancestry, they have been selectively bred to be confident, curious, intelligent, and devoted companions. Bengals are considered a generally healthy breed, but there are a few health concerns to be aware of before purchasing a Bengal cat.

Physical Appearance

Bengals credit most of their exotic appearance to their Asian Leopard Cat (ALC) ancestry. This includes one of their most unique characteristics, rosettes! feature Bengals derive from the domestic cat is their variety of coat colors. This combination of wild and domestic creates a stunning, distinct look.