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Breed Traits

 

Bengals (SBT-F3)

 

Savannahs F3 to F7-SBT

Domestic or Hybrid Breed

 

Hybrid of Asian Leopard Cat. SBT Bengals accepted as Domestic breed.

 

Hybrid of African Serval. Very small amounts of wild blood in these generations.

Size

 

Medium

8 to 13 lbs

 

Medium  a lot of variance depending on generation, can range from 8 to 13 lbs. 

Body Type

 

Athletic/Muscular

 

Long, Tall, Lean, Lanky

Colors Available, (TICA accepted standard colors, Nonstandard colors are pet)

 

Brown Spotted Tabby (color ranges from light buff shades to gold all the way to dark brown,) also Silver, Snows. Nonstandard colors that occur include blues, black, and charcoal.

 

Brown Spotted Tabby (color hues range from golden hues to browns WITH Silver Spotted, Black, and Black Smoke Spotted.) Nonstandard colors that occur include Snow, Cinnamon, Chocolate, Blue, and white.

Coat Patterns Available, (TICA accepted standard, Nonstandard patterns are pet)

 

Spotted or multi colored Rosettes (spots ranging in colors from rust, browns, all the way to black), Marble

 

Solid Spots (preferably black to dark brown but some lighter shades occur),  Nonstandard: Marble pattern or rosettes.

Coat, LH or SH

 

Short Hair

 

Short Hair

Shedding

 

Below Average

 

Minimal to Below Average

Hypoallergenic

 

Some individuals allergic to most cats can be less allergic to Bengals. 

 

Some individuals allergic to most cats are less allergic to Savannahs. 

Energy Level

 

Very Active

 

very to extremely active

Personality

 

Intelligent, playful, can be doggy-like, athletic, Very interactive with owner, some give headbutts to family members as greeting, follows owner around from room to room, will leash train, most play fetch and will splash in water a bit. 

 

Highly Intelligent, Social & Outgoing, Curious, Energetic, extremely athletic, very interactive with owner, some give headbutts to family members as greeting and affection, follows owner around home,  most leash train well,  most not afraid of water, may jump in shower with owner.

Acrobatic

 

Amateur Daredevil,  can sometimes be a little bit clumsy as kittens as well as savannahs. Keep valuable breakables out of reach. Enjoys high places

 

Professional Kamikaze Stuntmen, Extremely High Jumpers combined with extreme curiosity, nothing in a household is out of reach. Lock away all valuable breakables, may need to cat proof your house.

Need for Kitten/Cat Proofing of Home

 

A little extra than normal Kitten/Cat proofing, secure all napkins and toilet paper away, may need to put child locks on cabinet doors and drawers. Some individuals can open lever type doorknobs. Cat toys do not last long, especially ones with feathers or fur. Keep toilet lids closed at all times, they may drop small items into the toilet bowl to play in the water.

 

A little extra Kitten proofing than normal. Follow advice for Bengals and in addition choose toys carefully, secure electrical cords and plastic bags, secure breakables in the home. Some individuals might open lever type door knobs. Lower generations less intense. 

Litter box Habits 

 

Good, unaltered males and females may spray urine

 

Good, unaltered males and females may spray urine

Need for Human Attention 

 

High

 

High to Extremely High

Lifestyles Suitable For

 

Individuals, Families, Children, with up to moderately busy lifestyles-if left home alone a lot, they can exhibit undesirable behaviors out of boredom and loneliness. A second pet can help alleviate this boredom and prevent negative  behaviors during your absence. Bengals like to have regular interactive playtimes daily with their families.

 

Individuals, Families, Children with up to moderately busy lifestyles-if left home alone a lot, they can exhibit undesirable behaviors out of boredom and loneliness. A second pet (cat or other) can help alleviate this boredom and prevent negative  behaviors during your absence. Regular interactive playtime daily with their family is very important.

Gets Along with Other Pets (if properly introduced)

 

Yes, supervise with smaller pets and birds

 

Yes, typically do well with other cats and often dogs as well. Smaller animals that would be considered natural prey for cats should be kept securely caged at all times.

Bonds to family members

 

Yes, do not rehome well as adults

 

Yes,  more hands on. Do not rehome well as adults.

Ease of Handling / Vet Visits

 

Can be a handful at times just like any other pet that doesnt go to vet all the time.

 

Can be a handful at time's just  like any other pet that doesnt go to  the vet all the time 

Behavior when Startled or Frightened

 

Just like any other pet, they may run or hide for awhile

 

Usually will run and hide if possible, until they feel all is ok.

Special Diet

 

High quality domestic diet

 

High quality domestic diet

Special Health Care

 

Some may be sensitive to Ketamine Anesthesia, Killed Virus Vaccines Only, No FIP or FIV vaccinations should be given.

 

Sensitive to Ketamine Anesthesia, Give Killed Virus Vaccines Only, Many SV breeders advise do not give FIV, FIP or FeLV Vaccinations

Availability

 

Usually readily available, may be some waiting lists

 

May be some waiting required, but becoming more available in time

 This is just a brief guild line. I am always happy to explain more and answer any questions you may have

Thank you !

Page Updated (3-12-18)