Who is a Bengal cat

Bengal cat is a little wonder of nature! It is a hybrid cat, something between the domestic cat and the Asian leopard (Prionailurus Bengalensis), a small wild cat that was found in the Bengal region of northeast South Asia. The result of this fusion is impressive: a mini leopard with the "wild" appearance of the Asian leopard and the "playful" character of a domestic cat! The coat of these cats admires people, especially the sheen (glitter) when they play in the sun. Contemplating it, we chose the name of our cattery "Sunhunters". Below you will find all the information you need about the Bengal cat breed!

Origin of the Bengal cat breed

It was in 1963, the American Jean S. Mill first created a hybrid of this cat. From this interbreeding the first hybrids called "F1" (1st generation) and then "F2" (2nd generation), semi-feral cats, were born. After the 4th and 5th generations, the Bengal cat was called "domestic". In our program, we produce the 7th and 8th generations after the Asian Leopard, which allows us to create very affectionate and good-natured kittens. It took several years for the Bengal cat breed to be recognized by the International Cat Association (TICA), and it wasn't until 1985 that Jean S. Mill was able to attend her first cat show. Success was immediate, and today this breed is more popular than ever on a global scale!

Bengal cat fur

One of the first things most people notice about a Bengal cat's physique is its beautiful fur, which mimics its ancestors. Everywhere on the Bengal cat's body you can see spots, also called rosettes, they are what give it its exotic look. When you pet a Bengal cat, you notice how soft and silky her fur is. Sometimes we see a thin shiny veil on its body, which looks like gold dust, which is called "glitter." Another important point: The Bengal cat breed is not hypoallergenic, despite what many breeders claim.They are short-haired and hardly shed, which reduces the impact on allergy sufferers. However, before you ask the question, "how to choose a bengal cat?", you should check if you can get along with it if you have allergies.

Patterns and colors of the Bengal cat

Bengal cat can have 2 different patterns: spotted / rosette and marbled. In addition, the Bengal cat can be of different colors. Many are breathtaking! Some even imitate the snow leopard, black panther, and traditional leopard. Our Sunhunters cattery mainly specializes in brown n24 colors, with melanistics often being born. We also have a "snow" breeder.

Weight and Lifespan

Bengals are considered medium to large sized cats. The weight of an adult Bengal cat ranges from 4 to 8 pounds for a male and 3 to 6 pounds for a female. The average life expectancy is from 14 to 16 years.

Constantly improving the Bengal breed

As Bengal cat breeders, we are always striving to improve all performance. The goal is to get as close as possible to breed standards and a beautiful coloration with contrasting rosettes, a nice pattern, a wild head with a strong muscular body, short silky fur and a short thick tail.