Friday, August 10, 2018

Bengal cat

The Bengal Cat is a relatively new cat breed. They are a hybrid between the Asian Leopard Cat (which is required to have a licence under the legislation) and the domestic cat.

The name “Bengal cat" was derived from the taxonomic name of the Asian leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis bengalensis), and not from the more distantly related Bengal tiger.

They have a "wild" appearance with large spots, rosettes, and alight/white belly, and a body structure reminiscent of the Asian Leopard Cat, but once separated by at least four generations from the original crossing possess a gentle domestic cat temperament.

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They are generally kept as domestic cats in people’s homes. Bengal cats have "wild-looking" markings, such as large spots, rosettes, and a light/white belly, and a body structure reminiscent of the leopard cat. A Bengal's rosette spots occur only on the back and sides, with stripes elsewhere.

Most, but not all, worldwide cat associations recognise Bengals, and some registries recognize the Savannah and Chausie hybrid breeds.
Bengal cat
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