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Our collection of Toyger cat images features many 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 Toyger cat fan, we're confident we'll have the image you're looking for.

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Toyger cat overview

A real designer cat and breed in development, originated in 1980 in California. Bred to resemble tigers in the wild but with the nature of a domestic cat. Currently only recognized by the TICA.
Quiet temperament, intelligent, friendly and outgoing.


United States

Biological data

Males are 10-15 pounds.
Females are 7-10 pounds.
Long, dense and muscular.
Tail long and rope-like.
Hair quality
Thick, luxurious and soft.
Short coat.
Tabby markings black to brown or even tan.
Selection for white muzzle.
Brown to orange background colors.
Selection for underwhite – ventral white of belly, not bicolor.
Modified mackerel tabby. Branched, bold, vertical stripes in a random pattern. Markings are selected to be vertical and well spaced like a tiger. Markings should be in a circular pattern. Pattern enhanced by scatter of gold glitter.

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Toyger cat – Breed standard

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Toyger cat references and further reading

The Toyger Cat
Toyger Breed

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If you are an animal photographer, an expert on Toyger 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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Toyger cat photo by Tetsu Yamazaki Animal Photography
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Photo © Animal Photography, Tetsu Yamazaki