About the delightful Bengal breed.
In 1985, the first shows of the Bengal cat were held in the United States at exhibitions in the class of new breeds. Bengal cat immediately captivated the audience with its unique, truly wild exterior.
But officially registered and allowed the Bengal breed to exhibitions and breeding only in 1991.
The idea of the creator of a new breed of American biologist Jane Mill was that people might stop encouraging the barbaric extermination of the small forest predator Prionailurus bengalensis if he becomes associated with a pet. In addition, she wanted the Bengal kittens, being affectionate and tame, in many other respects would resemble typical inhabitants of the jungle. And now, the core of the breeding program included 8 females, obtained from crossing wild cats with domestic short-haired cats of brown spotted color.
One of the names of a wild Bengal cat
“Leopard cat”, so there may be an assumption about her close relationship with the leopard. In fact, it is not closer to a leopard than a normal domestic cat, although it belongs to another genus – the Asian cat kind.
During the entire breeding route, aggressive, wild, fearful ones were excluded from the breeding program. As well as other colors of the Bengal cat were withdrawn and recognized.
Now the Bengal breed is valuable not only in color, but also in the wild type of body and head structure, as well as habits and qualities of character inherited from the wild world.
Grace and plastic are noticeable in every movement of the Bengal cat, the eyes, large and meaningful, express any emotional state of the animal. An inexhaustible energy and curiosity amaze!
Who loves and watched movies about wild cats immediately notices the natural beauty and talent of the representatives of the Bengal breed.
On the innate intelligence of these animals, their ability to train is based, and conditioned reflexes play the last role here – Bengal cats understand human speech! This makes them look like dogs, remembering which one can not say more about one quality of Bengal – devotion and affection for a man whom they esteem as an older companion, a life partner.
Living with Bengals, you feel an inseparable connection with nature, with its order and harmony.