Breed Profile


The Bengal Cat originated from a mix of breeds such as the Abyssinian, American Shorthair, Burmese, Egyptian Mau and the Asian Leopard Cat. During the 1960s, researchers, such as California's Jean Mills, were studying cat-related diseases such as leukaemia and other cancers.

While engaged in this research it was discovered that wild cats such as the lion and tiger were immune to some of these diseases. And so the wild Asian Leopard Cat was bred to the common house cat in a bid to study how its immune system would cope with these diseases.

Then Mrs Mills, in 1963, crossed a female Asian Leopard Cat and a black male domestic cat - the resulting litter was filled with a mix of solid and spotted kittens. One of the spotted female kittens was then mated back to the father and the resulting litter had spotted kittens.

This was the beginning of the Bengal Cat.

The Bengal Cat is a unique breed of cat in that it is the only spotted breed that is directly descended from a large wild cat - the superb Asian Leopard Cat and the goal in producing the Bengal was to recreate the look of its wild ancestor, but in a domestic cat.

The Bengal today, is truly a special breed that carries much intrigue and delight to everyone who is fortunate enough to meet them. Their beautiful colours and patterns certainly do place them in the unique breed category.

This delightful cat is also suited to most people and their situation, but they must remember Bengal cats are boisterous, energetic and very playful and they also want to be the boss, so to care for them properly they do need someone that can handle them!

They are extremely intelligent and can be quite easily taught basic commands, can be walked on a lead and they will come when called by their owner - and similar to all cats they are "telepathic".If you want a friendly and loving cat and one that is blessed with a unique beginning you cannot go past this glorious animal.

Recommended Breeders

Breeder NameKennelState 
Melinda Farley Wildspots NSW Contact
Tracey Lamb Fidelis QLD Contact
Allan Davies Gilroy QLD Contact
chris winchester Bengal VIC Contact
Jessica Myers Bandit QLD Contact
Melissa Platt Cavwillow (dogs) exoticpawsbengals (cats) QLD Contact
Amanda Downing Wildintrigue VIC Contact
samantha roulstone fourlegacy NSW Contact
Kirsty Schenscher Chattakat SA Contact
M. J Miller Amaz Bengal VIC Contact
David & Sharon Hughes Vadash SA Contact
melanie miller amazebengal VIC Contact
Sharlee Rogers Shengarl VIC Contact
Sybil Nelson Bansuli SA Contact
Amanda Newbury Zirata SA Contact
Lee Schilling Ashmiyah SA Contact
Andrea Denis AWZMBENGALZ NSW Contact
Tamsin Bickerton Catamount QLD Contact
Melanie Grant Silverink SA Contact
Jessica Anic Gonzalez Alphajag NSW Contact
Kelli Oliver Bohica VIC Contact
Ludmila Soloveva BESTBENGALS QLD Contact
sarah jones Okelani NSW Contact
Karen walker Kyanwa SA Contact
John C Wade Gondwana Bengals NSW Contact
Tracey Goulding Enve NSW Contact
Amy McKenzie GUCCI NSW Contact
David Hughes Vadash SA Contact
Liz Wilkinson ValleyCats VIC Contact
Stephanie Haskins Aussieposhpaws QLD Contact
Samantha Egan Purecatz QLD Contact
kathryn Henderson POLYPHONY ACT Contact
Alex Smith Benonara NSW Contact
Loretta Kimber Lasskats WA Contact
Lisa Hutton RoyalClaire NSW Contact
Katrina Drennan Iceni QLD Contact

*** We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care and sale of suitable quality kittens of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or kitten or that you will be happy with them. We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their kittens and our approval of breeders is not a substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or kitten.



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