The Bengal breed is one of the fastest growing and most popular breeds currently in the world. Is it
any wonder? Their unique wild appearance and rosetted spotting that mimics the Asian Leopard Cat
is not seen in any other domestic breed. It is incredible to watch the changes each kitten makes on
Bengals have a long muscular body with slightly shorter front legs and longer hind legs and a medium
length thick tail. Their coat or "pelt" is a velvety smooth mink like feel with very little shedding.
However, the most amazing part about a Bengals pelt is their Glitter! A luminous sheen that comes
from clear to gold tipping at the end of each hair is not known to any other breed.
Contributing to a Bengals wild look is large nocturnal eyes, puffy whisker pads, and small ears along
with "mascara" lining around the eye. The recognized color groups of Bengals include Brown, Snow
(Lynx Point, Sepia, Mink) and silver. There are also melanistic, smoke, charcoal, blue, and cinnamon
Bengals, however these are not eligible for competition at this time.
Bengals are very intelligent active cats. They have a love of water and quite frequently you will see
them play in your bathtub, water bowls, sinks. They are simply the easiest cat to bathe! They are not
agressive and get along well with other pets and children quite well. They often like to talk to thier
Spotteds aren't the only kind of Bengal there is! Rarer marble bengals are every little bit as
impressive as their spotted counterparts. If you thought your little spotted girl/guy changed as they
grew, then wait to see how incredible the marble coat pattern changes into adulthood. Marbles can be
sheeted or open which just means how much of the background color shows through and comes in
every color a spotted does. Often rosetting forms within the swirls of a marble.
More to come soon.