I have always had a passion for wild cats and I have often had occasion to interact with them as you can see in the Gallery, because I could not bring home a tiger or a leopard I started looking for a cat that had the aesthetic features of the exotic but with a docile personality definitely, that’s how I decided to start breeding Bengal!
Origin of Bengal
The Bengal or Bengala is a relatively new breed that traces its origins to the realization of a dream: to own a cat with a spotted coat typical of wild cats, but with the nature and the docility of a domestic exemplary. This was achieved by crossing a domestic cat with a specimen of Felis bengalensis Prionailurus (commonly known as Asian Leopard Cat)
The Bengal cat is absolutely loving and very suitable for apartment living. His movements are those of his predecessors, is therefore essential not to expect a cat for the sofa. The Bengal loves to jump, run and still has a small predatory instinct toward small animals,beware of canary birds and aquariums. Like its wild ancestor Bengal loves water, I have heard of cats that swim, play with the water or make the shower with their owners. The Bengal establishes with the owner an exclusive and very strong relationship, is a cat that lends itself to training and use of the leash. His coat is short, fine and silky and needs very little care.
Peculiarities of the coat
|Glitter: The transparency of the top hair, unique in domestic cats, causes the hair golden reflections.||Ticking: Not appreciated, when the top of the background color of the hairs are dark, then the design seems murky, obscured.||Fuzzy: The Bengal kittens are born with spots, but after the first few weeks, up to 4-5 months, pass through a phase called ‘fuzzy’ which coincides with the mimetic phase of the wild kittens in the jungle. In this period they have shaggy and longer hair, with appearance gray, tending to hide the beauty of maculation. They may take up to one year to reach the final color and design.|