Developed from Asian Leopard Cat hybrids, they are arguably the most beautiful and engaging domestic cats in the world, this exotic cat really is one of a kind.
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This website is dedicated to raising awareness of this beautiful breed, promoting responsible ownership and sharing information with other owners and enthusiasts about this unique and unusual pedigree cat variety.
The Bengal cat that we know and love today is directly descended from Asian Leopard Cat hybrids and is without a doubt one of the most exotic, intriguing and beautiful domestic cats in the world!
The Asian Leopard Cat is one of the smaller varieties of wild cat native to South and East Asia and gets its name from its distinctive coat pattern and colouration that harks back to its distant relationship to true leopards themselves.
Why not check out our information section on the Asian Leopard Cat to learn more about this beautiful wild cat breed, and how today’s affectionate, lively domesticated breed descended from these distinctive and exotic feral felines!
Whether you are a complete newcomer, an experienced owner or breeder, we have something for you. A good starting point for those new to the breed would be to read through our “Quick Link Guides” which contain information on how and why the breed came into being, plus some further information on the personality, appearance and stunningly patterned coats that are the signature of the breed and more!
This beautiful breed is instantly recognisable thanks to their silky-soft fur, which is blessed with unique and unusual markings, they possess one of two distinctive coat patterns, being spotted and marbled respectively. Their coat is truly like that of no other cat on earth, and is softer than angora and smoother than silk!
‘Top quality’ examples of the breed may also possess a further unique coat characteristic, known as “glitter,” which refers to a natural gold-like sheen to the tips of the hair, an effect that is understandably highly desirable.
Learn more about the breeds coat, colour and pattern combinations by reading about different types in the navigation menu.
We aim to provide you with all of the information you might need in order to decide if ownership is right for you, plus some tips on deciding upon the type you might like to own.
We also provide advice on selecting a breeder, choosing the right cat for you, and some guidelines on approximately how much it will cost to purchase your potential future feline!
All of the breeders here are registered with the GCCF and/or TICA, registered breeders are checked and verified to ensure the standard of care and ethical practices employed in the breeding and raising of their cats and kittens.
Check out our Questions and Answers page on common questions people have about the breed.
Read our tips on recommended steps towards homing this wonderful breed.
Learn how to provide the perfect living environment for your cat and how to keep your cat safe.
Find out more about showing at cat shows, plus how to get involved!