The Bengal was first bred in the United States and is a relative newcomer to the cat scene. They are medium to large cats that have a lot of presence with their strong, athletic bodies and smooth, marbled or spotted coats. They were created by crossing the Asian Leopard Cat with native breeds, which include the Egyptian Mau, Ocicats and Abyssinians. They are known for having an outgoing personality which, along with their fierce good looks, has ensured that the Bengal cat has become a popular companion and pet not only in the UK but elsewhere in the world.
Read our Bengal Buying Advice page for information on this cat breed.