Asian leopard mix

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If you love a cat with an exotic look but without the size and danger of a wild cat, the Bengal was developed with you in mind. Created by crossing small Asian Leopard Cats with domestic cats, this large-boned, shorthaired cat stands out for his spotted or marbled coat of many colors. The intelligent, curious Bengal is highly active. Constantly on the move, he loves climbing to high places, enjoys playing fetch and going for walks on leash, and thrives best when he has access to a large outdoor enclosure where he can indulge in the favorite feline hobby of bird-watching. This is a happy, entertaining cat who wants lots of attention.

Asian Leopard Cat (Prionailurus bengalensis)

Bengal Cat Breed Information

The Bengal cat is a domesticated cat breed created from hybrids of domestic cats , especially the spotted Egyptian Mau , with the Asian leopard cat Prionailurus bengalensis. The breed name comes from the leopard cat's taxonomic name. Bengals have a wild appearance; their golden shimmer comes from their leopard cat ancestry, and their coats may show spots, rosettes, arrowhead markings, or marbling. They are an energetic breed which needs much exercise and play. Early breeding efforts always stopped after just one or two generations. Jean Mill was the breeder who decided to make a domestic cat with a coat like a wild cat. Jean Mill of California is given credit for the modern Bengal breed.

Bengal Cats Are Mini Leopard Hybrid Housecats

By: Mark Mancini Jan 7, About 6 million years ago, two feline factions went their separate ways. A small-bodied cat living in the Old World became the common ancestor of both groups.
A large, athletic breed, the Bengal attaches closely to her people and is a loyal friend with a sweet personality. Longevity Range : yrs. The Bengal truly does remind you of a wild cat in appearance. She is a large cat and is heavily muscled, although the boning may be surprisingly light for her size.