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Bengal

Bengal


Country / place of origin:
 United States

History: The Bengal is a relatively new breed of cat, developed by Jean Mill of California in the early 1980’s. The Bengal was developed from cross-breeding the Asian Leopard Cat (Prionailurus bengalensis) with various domesticated cats: Indian Mau, Egyptian Mau, American Shorthair, Abyssinian, and the Ocicat. The intent was to create a domestic cat which has physical features distinctive to the small forest-dwelling wildcats, and with the loving, dependable temperament of the domestic cat.

The International Cat Association (TICA) recognized the breed in 1986, followed by the American Cat Fanciers
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Owners say:
Wonderful:
wonderful loving pets, energetic animals, funny, smart cat, stunning beauty
Challenging:
destructive behavior, picky eater, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Interesting:
beautiful spotted coat, vocal bengals, wild pedigree, strong personalities, active breed, trainable
Overall review
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4.5 (145)
doughit
I took care of our neighbor's seven cats for about a ...
Review by: doughit (10) 4 days ago
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4.75
1 photo
katnip
I grew up with bengal cats, since my mom bred them, s...
Review by: katnip (4) 23 days ago
  • Currently 100
5.00
Alexandra_1
I am a cat person so my experience with Sara was wond...
Review by: Alexandra_1 (6) February 20, 2015 15:37
  • Currently 100
4.50
1 photo
cailinkoy
Bengals are some of the most beautiful cats you can g...
Review by: cailinkoy (16) February 05, 2015 12:06
  • Currently 100
4.00
1 photo
cgrace521
Bengals are one of the most beautiful and athletic br...
Review by: cgrace521 (8) February 04, 2015 19:32
  • Currently 100
5.00
Funny (4 videos)
20 bengal cat games
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5.0 (1)
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Bengal kittens watch a featherduster
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5.0 (1)
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Bengal cats using an exercise wheel
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5.0 (1)
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Heartwarming (1 video)
Bengal Kitten Dreaming
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0.0 (0)
108 Views        Comments
    
Learn about (7 videos)
A day in the life of Bengal cats
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5.0 (1)
340 Views        Comments
    
Ideal Companion: Bengal
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5.0 (1)
358 Views        Comments
    
Bengal Cat Crazy Bionic Fetching
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5.0 (1)
235 Views        Comments
    

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