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Bengal cat

Bengal cat breedBengal cats are among the newest cat breeds and have only recently been named as a breed. Besides their name, they have no affiliation with the ‘Bengal tiger’ but their unique and leopard like appearance distinguishes them immediately from all other domestic cats. The initial mixing occurred between a mating of the Asian Leopardcat, currently belongs to the endangered species list, with an Egyptian Mau in 1965 in Arizona, USA. It was not until 1980 that Ms. Mill succeeded in doing crossbreeds and in 1990 the Bengal was authenticated as a new domestic breed.

Appearance

The Bengal has a slim, muscular body with long and heavy bones. The hind legs are slightly longer than the front legs, giving the back a rising shape. The feet are pretty big and have a round shape. The tail has an average length, feels strong and has a rounded black tip.

The head is wedge-shaped (inverted triangle) and is small in proportion to the body. The head is slightly longer than wide. The neck is muscular and long relative to the body.

Their ears are small, but widely placed at the head and they should not contain feathers. They are facing forward. The nose is long and wide and it has a slight curve (arch shape) where the nose passes into the skull. An added bonus are the thick whiskers. They have beautifull large and round to almond shaped eyes. They are slightly oblique and set well apart and are green / copper colored. Sometimes the eyes are mocha-colored.

Character

The Bengal is a friendly, curious and intelligent cat. The last two properties, the Bengal inherited from his wild ancestor. The Bengal, unlike many other cats, loves water. This is probably also passed down from his wild ancestors. Bengal’s love attention and are therefore very playful. They can also amuse themselves. Bengals are usually not lap cats. petting and playing is enough for them. They would rather chase a fly than sit on your lap. These cats like to sit in high places and with their agile bodies, they can jump very far. This breed does well with other cats, but preferably also active cats. Dogs are generally not a problem. Bengals adapt quickly to new pets or environments. Many Bengals are, like many other purebred cats, kept indoors. This is no problem as long as they are provided with many play areas and a large area so they can run around.

Care and Maintenance

A Bengal does not require much care, they are easy to maintain. The coat does not really need brushing, only at the moult, it is even discouraged as the Bengal itself is perfectly able to maintain himself. Lots of love, play and plenty of food is everything a Bengal needs.