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Bengal

Bengal

The goal of the Bengal breeding program is to create a domestic cat which has physical features distinctive to the small forest-dwelling wild cats, specifically the Asian Leopard Cat (Prionalurus Bengalensis) but with the loving, dependable temperament of the domestic cat. Keeping this goal in mind judges shall give special merit to those characteristics in the appearance of the Bengal, which are distinct from those found in other domestic breeds. The conformation gives the Bengal cat a basic feral appearance. Its luxurious coat has the distinct and special soft feel.