The Bengal Cat

The Bengal Cat

A Bengal cat is rated from F1 to F5, and this indicates which generation they belong to. So, for example, an F1 Bengal Cat would be the first Bengal Kitten to be born direct from a wild Asian Leopard Cat and a domestic. This means it’s bloodline is very much closer than let’s say an F4 Bengal. It is worth noting that an F1 Bengal is different in its characteristics than an F4.

Highly intelligent: It will not be as tame and would have a more wild streak in its bloodlines. Having said that, it would still get along fine with it’s trusted humans, who would have regular contact with it every day. Strangers would be a No No though! The closer the Bengal breed is to its ancestors, the more timid and untrustworthy it will get naturally.

This very similar to the Savannah Cat breed, which are a lot bigger than Bengal. These are a lot more demanding though and require some serious dedication, but that’s another topic for another day!

bengal cat in the woods

Bengal Cat F1

An F1 type has been bred from a domestic tomcat and an Asian leopard cat. So this cat would be quite wild as mentioned above. This type of Bengal cat is quite costly because of the closeness to it’s Asian Leopard parent.

Just remember that this type is not for an inexperienced owner because they require a top level approach to training and handling. You will also find a lot of countries do not allow this type of cat because of its closeness to the Asian Leopard Cat.

Bengal Cat F2

Be careful with F2 Bengal cats for sale because they are very different in respect of a F4. Owners do say that they behave more like a dog than a cat. F2 Bengal is are commonly known to play fetch with a ball.

This cat will still show a wild streak, although be it a little more moderate rather than full on. It will still be a very active and crazy like cat and want lots of interactions. They are also louder than a standard F5 cat, too.

They still demand lots of attention and obedience training like the F1 cat. Again, they are not suitable for inexperienced cat owners.

wild bengal cat in the woods

Bengal Cats F3

Bengal cats which are F3 are more suitable as domestic cats and this shows in their characteristics too.

F3 Bengal’s take on more features of their domestic heritage, but they still keep that wild look pattern on their coats and look amazing. Still, this F3 type requires training and obedience lessons and for some it’s not suitable as a pet or not fair on it if you don’t have time to build on that. You would be better off with a more sedate Cat, we would say an F5 breed. As you read on further, you will understand why this is the case.

Bengal Cat F4

An F4 Bengal has been bred from a F3 and a domestic cat. Because of this the F4 generations are classed as SBT which stands for Stud Book Tradition.

Not like the others, this type of cat makes for a better pet since they are one-sixth of Asian leopard cats but are closer than an F5. Still, you will need lots of time and energy to put into your friendship to keep them happy. More Information can be Found Here about the Bengal types.

brown bengal cat on a scratch post

F5 Bengal Kitten Prices

£900
  • Kittens Are TICA Registered
  • 4 Weeks Free Pet Insurance
  • Kittens Are Microchipped
  • Kittens Are Fully Vaccinated
  • Available From 13 Weeks
  • Flea & Worm Treated

Bengal Cat F5

An F5 cat would have been bred from an F4 Bengal Cat, and again you guessed it… a domesticated cat. These types of cats are completely domesticated. This type of Bengal Cat is highly sought after by most people and suits most family environments. Most Bengal Cats for sale are normally F5 cat’s, in fact these cats are very loyal, still have amazing colours and patterns like wild cats. They also retain some intelligence and wildness, making them incredible pets.

Foundation Cats

Remember, F1, F2, and F3 Bengal’s are considered to be what’s called foundation cats and can often cause issues for owners who try to keep them as household pets in a domestic setting.

We have Bengal cats for sale here at Trinity Lodge Bengal’s, Yorkshire, United Kingdom. They make excellent House Cats, so if you want a Bengal cat with a pure pedigree which is from the best bloodlines you can get, then give us a call today. Or drop us an e-mail below to see our kitten availability. Remember, we are the best Bengal Cat Breeders in Yorkshire and possibly the UK.

F5 Kitten Prices

£900
  • Kittens Are TICA Registered
  • 4 Weeks Free Pet Insurance
  • Kittens Are Microchipped
  • Kittens Are Fully Vaccinated
  • Available From 13 Weeks
  • Flea & Worm Treated
brown bengal cat in a tree