About Bengals - Type & Standard
The Bengal is a medium to large, well-muscled cat most renowned for its richly coloured, highly contrasted coat of vivid spots or distinctive marbling. The markings can be of different types: Arrows, Spots, Rosettes and Pawprints. The marble bengal has a coat with a pattern of black swirls and can display a single or multiple colours. The Bengal is the only domestic cat breed that can have rosettes like wild cats. Some Bengals have “glitter” or “glister” – a sparkle at the tips of the hairs visible when the light catches them. Their pelt-like plush coat is like no other domestic cat. Ranging from rabbit-like softness to the resilience of the densest hand-tied rug, the Bengal fur is an unexpected treat.