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Our collection of Bengal cat images features champions and best of breed. Whether you are a specialist looking for stock images of breed examples, a designer looking for a striking picture, or you're simply a Bengal cat fan, we're confident we'll have the image you're looking for.

Our images are from top cat photographers from all over the world.

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Bengal cat overview

The Bengal cat was developed in the USA from crosses between Asian Leopard Cats and domestic cats of various breeds.
Bred in the UK from imported cats. The first two generations tend towards the wariness of their wild ancestors, but later generations are friendly. They are "wild-looking" lively cats who enjoy playing with water and need minimal grooming.

Bengal foreign names

Bengaal (Dutch), Bengali (Spanish)

Breed number/code

No 76 (GCCF) / BEN (FIFe)

Biological data

Large to medium.
Females may be slightly smaller than males.
Long, sleek and muscular, with deep flanks and a rather small head in proportion, giving a distinctive "wild" look. Small- to medium-sized ears; short, with a wide base and rounded tips. Eyes are large, oval and slightly almond shaped. Thick tail, of medium length, carried low.
Hair quality
Short to medium, luxurious, dense and unusually soft.
Brown (black)
Seal lynx point
Eye colours
Gold, green or hazel
Blue in blue-eyed snow
Gold, green or blue-green in AOC-eyed snow

Bengal cat links we are happy to endorse

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Bengal cat – Breed standard

The below links are external

Bengal cat references and further reading

The International Bengal Cat Society

The Bengal Cat Club
The Bengal Cat Club of Great Britain

Please get in touch

If you are an animal photographer, an expert on Bengal cats or a breeder, we would love to hear from you. We strive to have all the latest, most helpful and accurate information on our website, but nobody is perfect, so we do ask for your feedback if we can improve our website.

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Breeders – We work with many great cat photographers such as Helmi Flick, Alan Robinson and Tetsu Yamazaki and we'd love to build our contact list of leading breeders. Who knows when you might get a call. Please email us your details.

Bengal cat picture ideas

Featured image

Bengal cat photo by Alan Robinson Animal Photography
AP-TRW6TK - Bengal cat
Photo © Animal Photography, Alan Robinson

Bengal kittens

Bengal kittens photo by Tetsu Yamazaki Animal Photography
AP-11ETIT - Abyssinian kittens
Photo © Animal Photography, Tetsu Yamazaki