ORIGINS OF THE BENGALS
The Bengal is a hybrid breed of domestic cat. Bengals result from crossing a domestic feline with an Asian Leopard Cat (Prionailurus Bengalensis), a small wild cat found in Asia and in particular in the province of Bengale. The story began in 1963 when the american Jean S. Mill realized this crossing for the first time. From this mating were born the first hybrids 'F1' (1st generation) then "F2" (2nd generation), half wild cats. The Bengal cat, said ‘domestic’ needs to be separated by at least 4 generations from the original crossing between a domestic feline and an ALC. The goal is to keep the "wild" appearance of the Asian leopard and the "sweet and beauty" temperament of the domestic cat. This is how we have chosen the name of our cattery "Wildandbeauty". On our side, we produce the best kitten 7th and 8th and further generation after the ALC, which allows us to produce really affectionate kittens with a good temperament.
It took several years before the breed has been recognized by the TICA (The International Cat Association) and it was only in 1985 that Jean S. Mill was able to attend a first show. The success was immediate. Today, this breed has gain popularity all around the world!