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History Of The Bengal



Asian Leopard Cat Bengal cats come from the mating of the Asian Leopard Cat and a common domestic cat.
This was first attempted in the 1960ís, and carried on until they got a cat that had the look of the wild, but domesticated just like your typical house cat. These cats can vary in weight from 3 kilos to 7 kilos.

Markings on them can range from spots to rosettes or in the case of a marble coated version have black swirls over their body.
They come in a variety of colours and patterns which include Brown Spotted, Black Marbled, Snow Spotted, and Snow Marbled. But generally most people recognise the Bengal for its brown spots on lush brown to red undercoat, with gold flecking over their pelt. Yes they have a pelt not fur as in cats.

These cats let you know they are around, they show affection, love to play and are very active. They are also known to play with water; again this comes from their association to the Asian Leopard Cat.
Their overall appearance is a strong body, large paws, and front legs shorter than back giving the appearance of a raised hump, and a smaller face with rounded ears and large eyes that still carry that look of wildness about them.

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Updated 23/08/08
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