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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
Reviews
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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4.4 (195)
VinceM
I got Milva from a breeder's nephew, who got her befo...
Review by: VinceM (2) updated 20 days ago
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
DanaCulvs
I first met Sassie when I went to the local animal sh...
Review by: DanaCulvs (4) June 11, 2016 08:49
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
Ph03n1x
My Bengal is a stunning looking cat, Silver with blac...
Review by: Ph03n1x (2) updated April 19, 2016 07:15
  • Currently 100
4.00
1 photo
Morgan14
I've always had cats throughout my life but got my fi...
Review by: Morgan14 (11) April 10, 2016 20:10
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
cyberscoop
Bengal cats are a joy to own but my first warning is ...
Review by: cyberscoop (6) April 09, 2016 15:18
  • Currently 100
3.75
1 photo
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)
188 Views        Comments
    
Learn about (7 videos)
A day in the life of Bengal cats
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5.0 (1)
430 Views        Comments
    
Ideal Companion: Bengal
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5.0 (1)
394 Views        Comments
    
Bengal Cat Crazy Bionic Fetching
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5.0 (1)
274 Views        Comments
    

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