The Bengal is not only known for its beauty but also its high energy and intelligence. They are not your standard lap cats. Bengals form a strong bond with their family and most are great with kids, dogs and other cats. They are very friendly and are great in all types of households but if you are looking for a calm cat that will only sleep on your lap all day, you may want to check your local shelter.
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As with all pedigree cats, certain health issues that are common in the breed. These issues have been studied by researchers and breeders who works towards their eradication. Click here to learn about some of the health issues that we test for.
What are cat registries?
Lots Of Spots is a TICA and CFA registered cattery that only breeds registered Bengal cats. TICA stand for The International Cat Association and CFA stands for Cat Fanciers Association. Both Associations hold the registered pedigrees of purebred cats as well as sanction cat shows in which cats are judged against one another based on their fulfillment of the breed standard. Each kitten from Lots of Spots will come with papers to register the kitten on TICA where they can then order their kittens pedigree to see the kittens family tree.
It my Bengal wild?
A Bengal from Lots of Spots will be registered as an SBT (stud book tradition) which means it will be at least four generations removed from the Asian Leopard Cat. The SBT Bengal is considered to be a fully domestic cat.
Bengals that are less than four generations from the Asian Leopard Cat are often refereed to as early generation Bengals. The number of generations away from the ALC is often indicated by F1-F4 or G1-G4 (see below chart). A F1 Bengal is the result of a Domestic Cat (often times a Bengal) to Asian Leopard Cat breeding creating a 50% wildcat cross. An F2 (G2) is the result of breeding a F1 Bengal to a SBT Bengal creating a 25% wildcat cross, An F3 (G3) would be the result of breeding an F2(G2) and SBT together, and so on). An SBT cat would thus be at least an F5. Most pet Bengals are SBTs. F1 through F4 Bengals may also be illegal in some cities, counties, or states because of their higher percentages of wildcat blood.
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