Is the Toyger a real breed?


Yes, the Toyger is a real cat breed and a fairly modern one. The underlying goal of the breeders was to create a purebred cat that looks like a miniature or toy tiger. I think it’s in line with some early ideas about some cat breeds when breeders first introduced the wild cat hybrids …

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Toyger Infographic

Tiger versus Toyger

Here is a compact Toyger infographic. The word ‘Toyger’ can only mean the artificially bred and created ‘toy tiger’ purebred domestic cat from America. The creation of Judy Sugden (the daughter of the founder of the Bengal cat, Jean Mill, incidentally). I think she thought that she could create a perfect miniature copy of …

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Pictures of cats: Toyger versus Tiger and Maine Coon versus Lion

Lion versus Maine Coon

Cat breeders have been more successful in matching a domestic cat to the lion than to the tiger. The Toyger (toy tiger) is a designer cat breed. The reason for its existence is to match the tiger in appearance. To bring the tiger into the home in miniature but safer! The Maine Coon was …

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Toyger In A Tree

This is a neat photograph of a Toyger in a tree by Michelle Groskopf of the New York Times which I have taken the liberty of publishing on my website. I hope that she doesn’t mind. It is nice to write about the exotic cat breeds from time to time. The Toyger is quite …

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What is the cat that looks like a tiger?

"Buck" a Toyger cat

To to more precise, the question means what domestic cat looks like a tiger and the answer to the question is the Toyger. This is a selectively bred, artificially created purebred cat with the intention of having the appearance of a tiger. The breed was developed by refining and clarifying the mackerel tabby pattern …

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Toyger Cat

This short article focuses on the breed standard. This is a part of the Pictures of website where I like to present the best of photographs in large format. That means they can’t go on the main site as it is too small. Here is a fine photograph by Helmi Flick. The picture …

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