The Bengal cat is a breed domesticated from cat hybrids, including the Egyptian Mau and the Asian leopard cat. Their coat often has spots, rosettes, arrowhead markings, and marbling with a golden shimmer from their ancestors – leopard cats. The first time this breed was ever mentioned was in 1889 by Harrison Weir. However, Jean Mill of California bred the modern version of the Bengal cat. As of 2019, The International Cat Association has almost 2,000 Bengal breeders registered with them globally since they were accepted into the organization in 1983.
Bengal cats have a variety of coat colors, including brown, silver, red, brown, black, and grey. They are popular because they look so much like a leopard, and they are the only domesticated cats with rosette markings. Bengal cats can also be relatively larger than the average house cat because they are muscular, long, and lean.
Most Bengal owners find their cats very playful with lots of energy. They are also very intelligent and love to retrieve things, and they also love playing in the water.