bengal house cats

The first who decided to cross the beautiful , wild cat and a domestic cat was a student of Joan Miles . In 1963, she spent the breeding work , the crossing of the American Shorthair cat with outdoor Asian leopard . The first results did not have long to wait for the kittens were born the new breed. However, breeders have encountered one problem - all kittens male in the first generation were sterile . For further work had to use other breeds of cats , often it was the Egyptian Mau and burmesy with color tabby . Only 22 years later the breed firmly on its feet . Jeanne herself Miles opened a nursery in California, which is called " Milvud ." Another lot of well-known nursery (" Tom Thumb ") is located in France, and it justified Odile Martin Kayyar . First kittens they purchased Jeanne Miles and were very passionate about the new breed. Females of this species are larger than average , the weight can reach up to 7 pounds . The body Bengals elongated, muscular, especially in cats . Hind legs somewhat longer than the front . The tail is relatively long and thick , rounded tip . The neck is long and thick . Head of medium size. The ears are short, broad and rounded . Wool on shorter average length , thick , shiny and very soft . Color is called spotted tabby . Over the outlet coat are of different shapes , but spaced from each other. In the center of the rosette painted in lighter tones. The contrast between the outlets and the background must be bright . Care Bengal cats will not make any trouble . Because of the short hair comb out these cats can be quite rare. You only need to constantly look over your eyes and ears and trim your pet's nails . Bengals are in need of fellowship , love to climb on the shoulders . Unlike the other fellows are very fond of water , and can even take a bath at the same time with the host. Talkative , but not annoying . Love freedom , but do not leave them alone on the street , as your pet may be interested unscrupulous passers-by. The litter is usually no more than four kittens. Females grow more slowly relative to males. Bengal cats are among the most expensive cat in the world.