Bengal History began with the wild Asian Leopard Cats used in
Different sub-species of Leopard
Trendar Bengals owned these 3 leopard cats
Holly was never bitten, attacked and was only scratched one time as the ALC slowly reached out to play with my hand.
The touch was so light I barely felt it, but it did cut my skin.
ASIAN LEOPARD CAT
A Small Timid, Arboreal Forest Dwelling Leopard
|Today's foundation breeders are dedicated
to long term commitment of creating the most wild looking pet that is
also predictable, playful, confident, active, and loves to curl in your
lap and purr its self to sleep.
The Bengals courage gives it the easy going nature to quickly accept new people and other pets. Bengals stay playful through out their life. They like to play in water and often play fetch. Like any animal early experiences are important in developing a healthy attitude toward life.
Any cat raised in a cage with little exposure to new sights, sounds, activities, other animals and people will be shy and defensive. It is difficult to teach old dogs, or cats, new tricks.
The first generation crosses, referred to as
F1 and F2 are not your typical house cat.
ALC breeds domestic cat, may be a Bengal or... = F1, first generation
F1, first generation breeds Bengal or other domestic cat = F2, second generation.
to be considered fully domestic a Bengal must be 5 generations from the wild ALC
bred by Trendar Bengaals,
her mother was a silver Egyptian Mau
Spotlite is my
TICA cattery name
for my silver Bengal
She was such a sweet
cuddly girl... I will always rememver her
What is a small forest dwelling leopard cat??
The Asian Leopard Cat (here in
referred to as
is the backbone of the Bengal breed. The Domestic Bengal gets it's name from the ALC's scientific name Felis Bengaensis.
ALC's come in a wide range of colorations from light gold to sandy brown
to rich orange. Some have spots while others have rosettes.
The southern subspecies's, as in above photo, are small and lean, usually weighing from 8 to 10 pounds.
There are several small subspecies with different scientific names very common through out the jungles of Asia. They used to be considered endangered because their timid secretive nature made them hard to count.
Euptilura Subspecies, Has it's larger size to offer Genetically
IDO NAQIT OF TRENDAR,
Ido is of the Euptilura subspecies of
outwardly quite different from smaller subspecies which is more commonly used in the creation of the Domestic Bengal breed.
Euptilura are usually covered with a rosette pattern, they are often more
than twice as large as many southern subspecies, with a dense short coat, heavy bone and muscling, and shorter, thick tail. These traits are necessary for
survival in the cold northern regions where they originate. The Euptilura
has earned the nick name of Amur, for the Amur region of Russia where they are commonly found.
NAQIT, Euptilura 'Amur' subspecies
added his wonderful patterns with large well separated spots
and rosettes, these two F1 kittens bred by Trendar Bengals
Euptilura add larger size and generally a more easy going
temperament Their dense soft coat, thick low slung tail, wonderful
heads with long faces and tiny ears give 'IDO' descendants a cutting edge on wild looks and larger size
|Laws and Licenses,
this info is very old and has probably changed,
but check with your state and local officials to be sure.
To own one ALC does not require a license from the United States Dept of
Interior, USDI, or USDA, United States Dept of Agriculture, unless it is
deemed an endangered subspecies.
this is Trendar F2 Starla, a Female Kitten
|F refers to Foundation Generation cross
between ALC and domestic. This F number is for quick reference. TICA
registration numbers are used to explain more clearly the ancestry of
F1, A1T is the first generation cross, 50% or higher ALC blood
Most males are sterile, females are bred to domestic SBT Bengals
F2 is the second dilution of wild blood... Most males are sterile
F3 is the third dilution.. some males are fertile
F4 is usually the last dilution needed to produce Bengals with fertile males and females. A few F4 males are not fertile.
4th Generation from non
domestic ancestor can be AOT; BOT; COT or SBT. this depends on whether
only Bengals were used in the creation of the line, or whether an Egyptian
Mau or other domestic breeds was used with the Foundation Bengals.
ABC's of TICA Pedigrees
F1 Treestar of Trendar, very sweet, and very pregnant.
Bengal Registries in the USA;
TICA; The International Cat Association
ACFA; American Cat Fanciers Association
UFO; United Feline Organization, 1995 Accepts any
color Bengal that is genetically possible, including those with NBC status
in TICA and ACFA.
CANADA - TICA, (CCA) Canadian Cat Association. accepted
for Championship 1993