Felis catus × Prionailurus bengalensis
What is a Bengal?
The Bengal breed is one of the most exotic breeds of cat on earth. They originated from the Asian Leopard Cat, which passed along their wild and distinct markings to the nowaday Bengal 

What they look like Bengals are best known for their beautiful rosetted pattern and striking mascara marking around their eyes. They have mesmerizing eye colors like icy sky blue, deep ocean blue, aqua, mint green, forest green, yellow green, deep golden yellow and brown. The official TICA's Bengal Standards which can be viewed here: http://www.bengalcat.com/gpics/TICA-BGStandard.pdf 
Size This is considered a large cat breed, once full grown they weight 8-15lbs+. The females tend to be at the smaller weight range (7-10 lbs)  and the males tend to be at the top of it (10-15+).
Personality/Characteristics The Bengal is an extremely social,playful and athletic breed. They make all kinds of vocalizations and try to communicate with their human companions. Unlike most cats, Bengals are often intrigued by water and will willingly swim and play in the shower or bath. They are extremely intelligent and require lots of play and attention.
They do much better in pairs or with other pets (yes even dogs) because they will quickly become depressed if alone. Many of our bengals play fetch (with toy mice), take walks on a harness/leash and enjoy cuddling with people, other animals and each other. One of the best things about the breed is seeing how they verbally interact, play intense games of tag together and groom one another. They are very caring and loyal animals.

Annual vet visits are something we require in our pet contract for health maintenance and prevention in the form of a regular yearly health check.
Bengals do a great job grooming themselves but some also enjoy being brushed. Their shedding is the lowest among cat breeds so brushing them more than once a week is not necessary. They are a very clean cat and considered hypoallergenic to an extent. Bathing is also not necessary more often than once every few months.
Checking their ears once a week to ensure there is not excess buildup is also a good idea. Your family veterinarian can teach you how to properly and safely clean your cats ears if you notice buildup.
Clipping their nails is only needed if you want to have their nails clipped.  They do just fine with a sturdy scratching post! In our purchase contract it is noted that you cannot declaw your kittens. There are many many reasons for this and if you need any further clarification feel free to contact us.

One very important maintenance tip is to keep the litter box spotless. This means cleaning it once a day MINIMUM! If the litter box is not clean enough, the cat will choose to go on top of or next to the litter box instead.

We cannot stress the importance of keeping your pet indoors, or supervised and on a harness/leash when taking them outside. Unless you live on acres and acres of land it is highly likely that by letting your cat outside they may get seriously hurt, run over or stolen. Not to mention our frigid Minnesotan winters when your cat may not find its way home in time before a serious temperature drop. Keep in mind Bengals are short haired cats and originate from the tropics! (Bengals also tend to be stolen when left unattended outdoors and resold due to their high monetary worth)

Bengals have a huge vocal range, more so than a domestic cat
They can meow but they also chirrup, chirp, murrrr, mewww, grumble, chatter and several other noises you won’t understand until you have heard them. You will get used to what each noise means as time passes.

Bengals have a longer body than a domesticated cat, very muscular hind legs that tend to be a little taller than their front sholders. Because of this they can jump higher than most breeds and they also have a slightly longer tail. They are skilled at manipulate their paws to grab things, this is believed to be a trait from the Asian Leopard Cat which is known to catch fish in the water with their paws. Bengals are excellent climbers and jumpers.
The Bengal coat is short haired, sleek and often glistens in the sun (if your bengal has the glitter gene). All of our Bengals have the glitter gene so all of our kittens have this beautiful sparkle. The glitter is actually an illusion, when the gene is present the very tips of the hair are translucent so when in lighting the coat glistens and sparkles.

The bengal pelt is very smooth and soft to the touch and has vibrant markings in the forms of rosettes or a marble pattern and spots (on their bellies). We specialize in Rosetted bengals. There is a very rare recessive gene of the long-haired bengal, these rare bengals have an extremely soft coat , giving them the name Cashmere bengal.
Bengals cats mature much slower than a regular cat and can take 1.5 to 2 years to reach adult size and weight, inherited from the Asian Leopard Cat.


The Kittens go through two stages of fur development, and the first stage is commonly called the fuzzies. This is when their fur is fuzzy up until they reach about 3 months of age. Then is begins to shed and transition slowly into sleek hairs that are much shorter, this is called their pelt. This transition can take anywhere from 3-6 months. 
Another immensely important part of kitten coat development is their rosettes and markings. When they are born their markings are not as developed, concrete and contrastive as they will be later in their lives. Since bengals take a span of 1.5-2 years to fully mature their coat contrast and markings will become much more prominant once they are fully mature. The SEAL LYNX SNOWS are born without markings and completely white and the markings only begin to be faintly seen at 3+ months. Seal Lynx in particular darken most after 1 year of age when their marking really begin to show through.

All kittens pictured will look much better as adults. If a tiny kitten has amazing contrast and rosettes you can expect them to grow into stunning adults. Transformation pictures are always fun to look at and the changes in coat quality from kittenhood to adulthood are drastic!


Filial describes just how closely related a particular bengal is to its Asian Leopard Cat (ALC) predecessor- please keep in mind that even an F4 will exhibit a much more "wild" demeanor.
Here is a good link to read more about what a hybrid or domestic cat really is:  http://www.wildcatsanctuary.org/education/species/hybrid-domestic/what-is-a-hybrid-domestic/

F1- ALC x Domestic Bengal Parent
F2-  F1 Parent x Domestic Bengal Parent (has an ALC Grandparent)
F3- F2 Parent x Domestic Bengal Parent (has an ALC Great-Grandparent)
F4- F3 Parent x Domestic Bengal Parent (has a ALC Great-Great Grandparent)
SBT- Stud book tradition, all later generations

*ONLY F4, SBT and later generations are considered a domestic cat (and are currently legal in MN)*

If you see ALC's, F1, F2, F3 Bengals for sale in Minnesota please remember that a special permit is needed and paperwork is a must. 


  1. 2 month old Kira
    2 month old Kira
  2. 3 month old Kira
    3 month old Kira
  3. 6 month old Kira
    6 month old Kira
  4. 8 month old Kira
    8 month old Kira
  5. 1 year old Kira
    1 year old Kira
  6. 1.5 year old Kira
    1.5 year old Kira
  1. 3 month old Maks
    3 month old Maks
  2. 4 month old Maks
    4 month old Maks
  3. 5 month old Maks
    5 month old Maks
  4. 8 month old Maks
    8 month old Maks
  5. 1 year old Maks
    1 year old Maks
  6. 1.5 year old Maks
    1.5 year old Maks



-GRAIN FREE cat food

- A wet/canned food supplement & Cooked chicken supplement

-Clean, fresh water changed daily

-A tall sturdy cat tree or multiple climbing spaces

-A large litter box that is cleaned daily 

--A nesting area/ their own personal cat bed

-Plenty of cat toys 

-A Companion! (a dog, or another cat) 

The Bengal breed is not for you if...
-Nobody is home most of the day

-You don’t like active cats running around and getting into things

-You want a lap cat to cuddle with on your schedule (although they do love to cuddle,they will only do it when they feel like it!)

-You don’t have time to play with them

-You can’t give them a large space to run around in (A tiny apartment is not ideal for a Bengal)

-You don’t like a “noisy” cat (not that all Bengals are noisy but they tend to be more vocal than other cat breeds)


Bengal Kitten Checklist

Important Notes