About Bengal Breed

Meet the Bengals . . .

Also called "the Safari Cat", the Bengal is as charming as a cat can be.

Bengal Breed
Brief Introduction

The Bengal cat is somewhat a new breed of cat which was created by crossing a domestic cat with an Asian Leopard cat right here in our Nation in 1963.

Known for their beautiful exotic appearance this cat comes with it’s amazingly soft coat dazzled in “wild markings” like rosettes, spots and stripes. This spectacular breed was bred with the objective of having an exotic looking cat with the personality of a trustworthy companion; this goal was achieved.

Bengal cats

The Bengal cats are very intelligent and playful in nature. These glamorous cats are energetic and not your typical monotonous house cat. Instead of resting on the couch and not caring about a thing in the world, these little leopards are eager to play and even learn new tricks!

Oftentimes Bengal cats are called “a dog in a cat’s body” because they are very loyal and thrive with consistent interaction. They will often even greet you and interact with you like a dog. Unlike a dog however, these jungle cats adore high places where they can overlook certain areas.

Despite their wild appearance and active lifestyle, these cats enjoy human company, they have affectionate and gentle temperament, and would come for a cuddle frequently, but on their own terms.

These fun cats also really love water, and they are known to get into bathtubs with their owners and also play with their water bowl.  They are intelligent and amusing and should be a great fit into your family and everyday life.

Bengal Cats

Bengal cats, like any other cat breed,  have good health when they are properly cared for. With responsible breeding practices and appropriate care, Bengal cats will live long and healthy lives. It is important to provide them with regular veterinary check-ups, a balanced diet, plenty of exercise, and a safe environment.
Choosing a reputable Bengal cat breeder who prioritizes the health and well-being of their cats, as well as providing proper care and attention, can greatly contribute to the overall health of Bengal cats. Regular veterinary care and early detection of any potential health concerns can help ensure that Bengal cats maintain good health throughout their lives.

 Bengal cats have a short and dense coat that requires minimal grooming compared to some other cat breeds. Their coat is designed to be low-maintenance and does not typically mat easily.

Bengal Cats Colors

Bengal cats come in a variety of colors and patterns. The most common and recognized coat color for Bengal cats is the brown or golden coat with black or dark brown spots or marbling. This coat pattern is often referred to as the “brown spotted” or “brown marbled” Bengal.

In addition to the brown coat, Bengal cats can also come in other colors and patterns, including:

1. Snow Bengal: These cats have a lighter coat color, ranging from cream to ivory, with either blue or green eyes. Snow Bengals come in three main variations: seal lynx point, seal mink, and seal sepia.

2. Silver Bengal: These cats have a silver or grey coat with black or dark grey spots or marbling. The contrast between the silver coat and dark markings can be striking.

3. Charcoal Bengal: Charcoal Bengals have a coat color that ranges from dark grey to black. Their spots or marbling can be either black or a slightly lighter shade of grey.

4. Blue Bengal: Blue Bengals have a bluish-grey coat color.  The blue coloration is caused by a dilution gene.

It’s important to note that coat colors and patterns can vary among individual Bengal cats, and some variations may be more rare or less recognized than others. If you are specifically interested in a particular color or pattern, please contact us and we can provide you more information and guidance.

Are Bengal Cats Hypoallergenic?

 While no cat breed is completely hypoallergenic, some individuals with allergies may find that they have fewer allergic reactions to certain breeds or individual cats.

Allergies to cats are typically caused by a protein called Fel d 1, which is found in a cat’s saliva, urine, and dander (dead skin cells). Bengal cats, like other cats, produce this protein. However, some people with allergies may find that they have a milder reaction to Bengal cats compared to other breeds, possibly due to their shorter coat and lower dander production.

It is important to note that individual reactions to cat allergens can vary, and someone with cat allergies should spend time with a Bengal cat before bringing one into their home to see if they have any allergic reactions. Please contact us if you would like to come to our cattery and test. 

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