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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 (163)
DanieCheverie
My parents gave me Missy for my birthday. She was the...
Review by: DanieCheverie (5) 22 days ago
  • Currently 100
5.00
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chellevanhoy
Cheetah was acquired from a friend, and she was playf...
Review by: chellevanhoy (4) 24 days ago
  • Currently 100
3.50
1 photo
Sawah508
I got my Bengal cat, Mushka when I was 6 years old. E...
Review by: Sawah508 (3) updated 25 days ago
  • Currently 100
4.50
1 photo
laurenn
I owned a Bengal for a few months, but unfortunately ...
Review by: laurenn (6) June 29, 2015 23:22
  • Currently 100
4.75
1 photo
Clairetots49
Benji was the most amazing, yet strangest cat I have ...
Review by: Clairetots49 (5) June 29, 2015 17:26
  • Currently 100
4.25
1 photo
Funny (4 videos)
20 bengal cat games
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Bengal kittens watch a featherduster
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Bengal cats using an exercise wheel
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Heartwarming (1 video)
Bengal Kitten Dreaming
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Learn about (7 videos)
A day in the life of Bengal cats
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5.0 (1)
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Ideal Companion: Bengal
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Bengal Cat Crazy Bionic Fetching
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5.0 (1)
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