General information:
The Bengal breed originated as a human-made hybrid of the Asian leopard cat (ALC) and the domestic cat. The Asian leopard cat also known as (Felis bengalensis) is a small forest dwelling inhabitant that looks very much like a miniature leopard. The journey of the Bengal began in the early1960’s by breeding the wild Asian leopard cat to a domestic shorthair cat.

List of breeds used to develope the Bengal: Abyssinian, Burmese, Egyptian Mau, or Siamese.

The Bengal is recognized as a domestic breed by many cat organizations such as T.I.C.A., I.C.E., A.C.F.A., U.F.O., T.I.B.C.S, T.I.B.B.A. and several others organizations.  

Bengal Divisions :  Tabby, Silver/Smoke

Colors:  Brown Tabby, Seal Sepia Tabby, Seal Mink Tabby, Seal Lynx Point, Black Silver Tabby, Seal Sepia Tabby, Seal Silver Mink Tabby, Seal Silver Lynx Point,  Marbled and Spotted patterns.     

Brown Spotted ….. Light brown background with spotted pattern can be solid black, brown spots, or rosettes. 

(Rosettes are multi colored spots). Eyes can be gold, green to brown in color. 

Brown Marble …… Light brown background with marbleized pattern. Eyes can be gold in color, or green to brown. 

Seal Sepia Spotted ..... Light cream colored backround with brown/sepia spotted pattern. Eyes can be gold in color, or green to brown.

Seal Sepia Marbled .... Light cream background with marbleized pattern. Eyes can be gold in color, or green to brown. 

Seal Mink Spotted ...... Light cream background with brown/sepia tone spotted pattern. Eyes can be aqua or blue green in color. 

Seal Mink Marble ........ Light cream background with brown/sepia tone marbleized pattern. Eyes can be aqua or blue green in color. 

Seal Lynx Point .......... Light cream background with brown/sepia tone pattern. Eyes can be blue only. Seal Lynx Point are usually born completely white in color, patterns developing with age. 

Black Silver Tabby ......Silver background with black pattern. Eyes can be gold in color, or green to brown. 

Seal Silver Sepia Tabby.... Silver background with black pattern. Eyes can be gold in color, or green to brown.

Seal Silver Mink Tabby...... Silver background with black pattern. Eyes can be aqua or blue green in color. 

Seal Silver Lynx Point....... Silver background with black pattern. Eyes can be blue only. 

Rating of Characteristics:

Scale of 1-10     1 - breed exhibits the least amount of this charateristic, 10 - breed exhibits the most of this charateristic

Playfulness - 9

Activity Level - 9

Affection for its owners - 8

Need for attention - 8

Intelligence - 9

Vocality - 5

Docility - 3

Independance - 5

Healthiness - 8

Need for grooming -2 

Compatibility with children - 8

Compatibility with other pets - 8