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Physical Characteristics

Breed Group:

Shorthaired hybrid.

Weight:

Females weigh approximately 8-10 pounds while males can weigh up to 15 pounds.

Height:

Bengal Cats grow to an average height and size, although males are generally larger than females.

Color(s):

Bengal Cats come in several different colours and colour patterns. Body colours include brown and seal while markings can be tan, black, or different shades of brown.

Coat:

These cats have short coats with either spotted or marbled markings.


Overview

Character:

Bengal Cats thrive on being the centre of attention and are very active. They love to play and are especially fond of playing with running water. Curious and intelligent, these cats are excellent companions, especially for children.

Country of Origin:

USA.

History:

A relatively young breed, the Bengal Cat was developed in the United States but is genetically a mix between a domesticated cat and an Asian Leopard cat. There is significant debate surrounding which state and which decade this breed was actually developed in, but it did originate in the latter half of the 1900s.

Name:

This breed was not actually named for the Bengal Tiger as often thought. Rather, it was named for the Latin name of the Asian Leopard cat ("Felis bengalensis").

Temperament:

While not lap cats, Bengal Cats like to interact and engage with humans. These highly active cats like to receive attention and can become jealous if they feel they are being ignored.


Care

Training:

These highly intelligent cats can easily be trained for tasks such as walking on a leash.

Activity:

Bengal Cats are naturally very active and energetic.

Ownership:

Bengal Cats are excellent companions and playmates. These cats are quite adaptable and can adjust to several different living situations. A Bengal Cat is an excellent choice for those looking for a playful, curious, and affectionate feline friend.


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