The Bengal is a very modern cat; full of bling and zing. A high contrast coat and plenty of agility and intelligence. Perhaps of all the domestic cats the coat of the Bengal cat resembles most the coats of the exotic small wild cats such as the margay and ocelot. Of course it also resembles the Asian leopard cat, its wild cat ancestor.
Bengal cats are the most glamorous spotted tabby cats you will see. Even the classic tabby “M” on the forehead of LOBO is special – look at it, its like some special Celtic sign from the mysterious past.
It is important that the Bengal cat does not have the temperament of its wild ancestor beause the Asian leopard cat is known to be very independent and not suited to being a pet. Some wild cats are better suited such as the margay and serval. TICA make sure that the Bengal is a true domestic cat in temperament. In order for the Bengal to be shown the cat must be four generations from the wild cat. The breeders have done a nice job in this regard as the Bengal is a loving and affectionate cat but active and somewhat demanding compared to the more docile Persian and Ragdoll for example.