General description of Bengal
When working on the breed, the main emphasis was placed on the similarity of bengals with their wild ancestors, but friendly and gentle, like domestic cats. Therefore, any description of the appearance of a Bengal cat creates the image of a small forest predator, a kind of averaged image of a representative of the species Felis bengalensis.
These are muscular athletic cats, strong, with strong bones. Everything in them betrays excellent hunters who can patiently track down prey, jump high and climb trees quickly. They have strong paws and tenacious claws. There were cases when bengals jumped onto a 3-meter concrete fence or climbed a smooth round iron pillar. They are so dexterous that they can catch an insect with one paw on the fly.
Therefore, their body corresponds to the swiftness of movements. It is slightly elongated, hind legs slightly higher than front. The paws are large, the claws are pulled in to silently creep up to the prey. The cat can sit for a long time, frozen, waiting for the moment. And even a slight tail movement does not betray her presence.
A small beautiful head on a long strong neck. The eyes are slightly oval, very expressive. When they hunt down prey, these are the cold eyes of the killer, slightly squinted. Sometimes a strange primitive longing suddenly appears in their gaze, as if they were being called by a forest and a field, their distant homeland.
The bengals keep the rather thick tail down, like many wild cats, and it does not stand trumpet even for joy.
Their jaws are well adapted to roughage. The nose is large and long, and the ears are round and short, set wide and slightly inclined forward, as if on guard. Bengals have high cheekbones and a strong-willed chin.
But most of all impresses with luxurious thick and soft wool, which resembles natural silk to the touch. A motley bright fur coat is decorated with contrasting spots on a warm, from sand to reddish-brown, background.