The Bengal cat breed is of medium size with a strong, athletic and muscular body. Their head is broad-like and slightly concave. Their ears are small and have rounded tips.
This cat breed has proved to be one of the most popular cat breeds in the UK. They’re renowned for their marble-like coat and their playful and confident nature. This cat breed is truly one-of-a-kind. They have a courageous attitude and loving nature.
The Bengal was first developed in the 1960s when the desire was apparent to own a wild-looking cat. Jean Mill began the breeding programme in 1963 by crossing a small wild Asian Leopard cat with a domestic shorthanded. The demand few back in the 1980s whereby many desired this beautiful looking cat.
The Bengal has to be one of the most beautiful cat breeds because of their striking nature. This cat breed makes a wonderful family pet as they’re devoted to their loved ones and very good with children and other household pets. They love the company of other animals, providing they have been introduced correctly.
The Bengal is very adaptable, alert and highly intelligent. They love water and will happily spend hours playing with a running tap or flushing toilet.
The Bengal requires moderate levels of grooming. Brushing their coat 2-3 times a week is enough as they also love to groom themselves. this sophisticated looking cat likes to keep themself is great condition and they quite enjoy the grooming time and being spoilt with the attention.
As with all cat breeds, they require regular teeth brushing as well as their nails to be trimmed on a regular basis and cleaning of their eyes and ears.
The Bengal cat loves the company of other people and would, therefore, make an excellent addition to a family. They love the attention and also love to play and would, therefore, work with a family with young children. Early socialisation and training is important so the cat knows how to behave as well as the children with the cat.
The Bengal gets on with other small household pets as long as they're introduced from a young age.
Playtime must always be supervised between children and cats.