The Bengal

a 6 month old male Bengal in profile

A young male posing.

Sitting here in my living room in Ontario Canada watching an amazing spotted kitten play it is hard to believe there isn’t some hidden catch. For many years people have wished to bring an exotic cat into their home as a companion but unfortunately it simply isn’t practical (and in most places it isn’t legal either). Breeders have attempted to create  spotted cats and while they have succeeded the results never truly captured the exotic look of a wild cat until the Bengal.

Genetically vibrant strong healthy intelligent animals they are socially very confident curious and loving and they have swept though the cat world like no other breed.

At the same time, perhaps no other breed has caused as much controversy and while it has quickly become the most registered breed with TICA, it is also perhaps the most misunderstood.

People often describe them as dog like and tell stories of them playing in water and fetching as examples. I’ve owned several dogs and I personally do not find Bengal’s very dog like.

WildOne, our first Queen

WildOne was our first Queen. She is retired now and helps us keep the rest of the cats in line 🙂

I think a better example of their personality is that for the several days I spent constructing the new rafters and sub floor in our house WildOne watched every single thing I did.

When I say watched I mean she studied my actions with an intensity that suggested she was memorizing my every move. Seeing me using power tools like the skilsaw and table saw simply fascinated her and I had to repeatedly shoe her away from potential harm as she insisted on having a closer look. That’s not cat like or dog like, that’s Bengal like. They are not like any other companion you have ever had. They are a true alpha animal and an extraordinary friend.

Our web site, like out cattery, is small but if you spend some time with us you will find a wealth of information. We love our Bengal’s but we do not believe they are for everyone. As breeders our goal is not so much to sell you a cat as it is to find suitable companions for our babies as we strive to improve the breed.

If we can be of any help please feel free to contact us.

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