The bengal cat is a distinct, unique breed derived from crossing a domestic cat with the Asian Leopard Cat. This was done in an effort to preserve the stunning beauty of the small forest dwelling Leopard Cat the resembles the Ocelot or Marguay. The first three generation are Domestic/Leopard Cat hybrids. The fourth generation and on are SBT bengals. "Bengal" is derived from the Latin name of the Asian Leopard Cat, Felis Bengalenis. What is believe to be the first documented cross in the U.S. is recorded as 1963, however there are referrences to domestic and wild crosses in earlier literature.
DOMESTIC/LEOPARD CAT HYBRIDS:
The first three generation of a hybrid require special attention in their care. Their feral, wild beauty makes them striking cats, but consideration should be given to their temperment. Females are used as foundation breeders of the domestic Bengals.
DOMESTIC BENGAL CAT:
Domestic Bengals make loving, intelligent house cats with normal litter box habits. They enjoy the companionship of both adults and children and adapt well to other family pets. Their nutritional and immunization requirements are the same as for all domestic household cats.
Kittens are categoried as to their quality when compared to the accepted standard. The standard for the Bengal Cat describes the ideal. The closeness of each individual cat to that standard defines its quality. Kitten are sold as pet to be altered, breeders or show quality cats.
We have been breeding bengals since 1995. We chose the breed for its unique beauty and wild essence, but the bengal won us over for its friendly personality., high intelligence and out going nature. Our goal is to produce clear coated, colorful, rosetted, healthy and well socialized loving Bengal Companions.
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|Not all cats and/or kittens pictured on this web site reside at Spothaven at this time.|