In simplistic terms, the longer kind a cat gets, the longer structurally like its look is into the crazy cat. As a result, the structural features that the Bengal cat has into the ALC, the longer type it’s. The more structural facets that the Bengal cat has into the national Tabby, the type it’s. Then ask yourself, do this kitty still seem crazy?

The TICA Bengal standard states the total aim of a Bengal breeding program is to produce a domestic cat that has physical characteristics distinctive to the tiny forest-dwelling wildcats. Occasionally, but the descriptions of these respective characteristics of the Bengal aren’t described according to these attributes on a tiny forest-dwelling wildcat. Please be aware that we utilize forest-dwelling wildcats as our version above and outside the TICA Bengal standard. Sometimes that the standard is vague and doesn’t offer you enough guidance. In other cases, the standard was purposely modified to generate the elements immediately achievable to permit the Bengal to compete against long-established strains. Thus, we determine how typey a kitty is by how tightly its attributes match a tiny forest-dwelling wildcat. Because different breeders try to find distinct wild appearances, the definition of kind won’t be exactly the same from breeder to breeder. It’s crucial to understand what crazy seem a breeder is attempting to achieve when talking type.

There are several distinct facets of the Bengal cat which place together kind. While the cat at the diagram above is an early generation cat, most of cats used in the images below are SBTs aside from the cat used to show profile who’s an F3.

I’m quite appreciative of Julie Calderon of Callista who allowed me permission to use images of Elias because I couldn’t create this web page without him.


So which sort of eyes create a Bengal cat seem typey?

Eye Shape

Shape is a rough one. Fully curved eyes have a big, positive influence on the appearance of this Bengal, and they surely overcome the cursory appearance of the African Wildcat eye form. You’ll come across a lot of cats, such as ours, with a rather round, open eye. But when researching ALCs, an individual will observe a round bottom line, a round outside border, however a slight flattening into the interior upper line of their eye. Finding an outer curved corner may be a challenge since it takes the proper boning around the eye to stop the eye from slanting back and yanking to a small vanilla shaped tip.

Eye Size

Eye dimensions, when it’s right, has a fantastic influence on the very first impression of a Bengal face. A pair of big eyes can draw you in to look nearer no matter the form and positioning. Notice how much distance the eye takes on the ALC’s face – a bit. If you contrast the ratio of attention to confront size of the tiny forest-dwelling wildcats into the floor dwelling wildcats, you are going to conclude that these cats have proportionately very big eyes. Nocturnal hunters have to have a big surface space in their eyes so as to capture the slightest motion from the darkened, so dimensions is essential to species survival and crucial to making a distinguished look to the Bengal cat.

Eye Set

Eye setting is among the more difficult characteristics to reach as the struggle of what crazy appearance to strain has led to poor consistency of eye placing inside the Bengal breed. In a study of little forest-dwelling wildcats, an individual can observe the eyes are put lower on the surface. At a face forward position, they show up on the base of their face. From profile (nose idea to rear skull) that they show up on the front of their skull. In our breeding program we work hard to maintain our attention low so as to keep the sweetness of their little forest home wildcats.

What’s more, the front part of the eye protrudes in the face instead of being put back in the head. Wildcats who search on the bark lands at sunrise and dusk frequently have deep set eyes using a solid forehead; this would be to protect the eyes in the glare of the setting and rising sun. The nocturnal, forest hunting cats want their eyes set in order that they could capture the slightest motion from above, beneath, and side to side. After the eye is seen from the other side, you can view through the clear, thick lens out of angles you wouldn’t normally expect to view the attention. The set in the image below reveal the desired depth and the protrusion of the lens – that can not be attained without the suitable placing of the eyes.

Muzzle Unit – Whisker Pads and Chin

The whisker pads along with the eyebrow on a typey Bengal cat are constantly firmly defined but not thick. A desirable muzzle unit features a three-leaf clover effect in front view using 2 round circles on each side for those whisker pads plus a half ring below to your chin. When researching little forest-dwelling wildcats out of a negative perspective, an individual will observe the nose leather constantly puffs out beyond the chin; they aren’t aligned. A big challenge is how to make the appearance of a solid chin at front view with no weighing the mind . The wildcat accomplishes this through muscle. At time, an individual will see Bengals accomplish this appearance via a large lower jaw bone and while it functions for front perspective, it takes away in the slightness of their mind at the profile view.


When you examine all types of woods residence wildcats, their most notable common feature is the nose. All have big noses of a different shape with quite puffed nose leather. Nocturnal hunters frequently have to rely upon their nose to capture prey. It has to be moist and large to assemble the smallest scents. The nose of several cats is little, flat, triangular and higher set; all of the traits have to be selected from in order to have the nose of this little forest house wildcats.

To acquire a typey nose, then search for these features: First, the nose breadth shouldn’t cut or subtract from between the eyes to the peak of the nose . The upper line of the nose shouldn’t be horizontal but instead a small M or heart-like in form. The base stem of this nose flairs external; it shouldn’t be directly or tapered. In the front view, there ought to be minimal distance between the bottom of the nose mouth and leather.


The ears around the Bengal are a continuous struggle. It’s a battle of shape and set. While size is the facet of this Bengal ears that appears to obtain the maximum attention, it truly does not matter just as much as it might seem. In case the shape and set are right, the appearance is there. While back skull has nothing to do with ears, it’s hard to advance in ear placing without rear skull. The lack of rear skull create the ears look larger than they want a kitty with rear skull.

Ear Form

The cover of the ear silhouette ought to be curved; the foundation of the ear ought to be broad. The ears should be rather uniform in diameter. The cupping of the ear ought to be deep to capture the smallest sounds.

Ear Collection

The pair of the ears must be reduced – put up to the face of the head as on the surface of the head.

Notice oh the African Wildcat’s encounter is essentially tan around while the Asian Leopard cat contains white, black, and brown which give it a different appearance. Finally, we’d love to split that tabby M using thick black tram lines which begin on peak of the eye. All these are emphasized by the white goggles – most conspicuous at the interior eye line. The thick black blouse flashing (or tan ) provide a different appearance. But we should not overlook the dark follicles from which the whiskers grow. This decorative paint is extremely typey.


The negative view of a cat’s mind is its own profile. For many people the term profile signifies the nose line. A awful profile could be a dippy one such as the one on the left side. The skull contour of a Bengal ought to be egg-like in its own shape. The more easily the traces runs, the greater the skull form. To get a typey Bengal, attempt to steer clear of any flat airplanes and some other different changes of management.

From front to rear, check for these components of kind: the nose leather should protrude past the whisker pads and pads; the eyes need to be set on the front of their skull; the eyes ought to be closer to the nose than the ears, and they shouldn’t be deeply sunken to the skull; the ears ought to have a substantial quantity of skull supporting them, and also the spine ought to flow gracefully to the neck.