Bengal cat has a desirable "wild" appearance with large dots, roses, and abdomen bright / white, and body structure reminiscent of the ALC. Bengal has a gentle temperament of domestic cats, so long separated by at least three generations of the original cross between domestic cats and ALC.
The name "Bengal cat" is derived from Asian leopards taxonomic cat (P. bengalensis b.), And not of the Bengal tiger in connection further.
Bengal cats have a "wild look" signs, such as large spots, roses, and abdomen bright / white, and body structure reminiscent of the leopard cat. A Bengal rosetted spots occur only in the back and sides, with stripes elsewhere. His descendants are usually also feature "mascara" (horizontal striping alongside the eyes) and foreleg striping.
Bengal cats are usually better classified as brown spots or snow (although there are more colors, brown and snow was colored only Bengal that the House leadership Cat Fancy (English) acknowledges). In brown Bengals, good or mark-striped marble. Included in the rosetted spotted variety, consisting of a dark place with a line around it. Snow Bengals are good marble or see, but also divided into blue eyes or eye color of each other.
International Cat Association Bengal recognizes several colors (brown, seal lynx point, mink, sepia, silver) and patterns (spotted and marble) for the competition. New properties of the class, other colors can be displayed, as well as the longhairs.
After three generations of the original intersection, temperament breed cats usually get soft in the state; However, the typical pet owner, Bengal cats kept as pets must be at least four generations (F4) are removed from the leopard cat. Called the "cat" policy from the first three generations of breeding to serve (F1-F3) are usually provided for the purpose of breeding or special pet home environment.