Bengal Cat’s Anatomy

Bengali cat size

Bengali cats are a bit bigger than the European common cat

Males usually weigh between 5 and 8 kilos, and females between 3.5 and 5 kilos.

Males

Between 5 and 8 kilos

Females

Between 3.5 and 5 kilos

The head of the Bengali cat:

Presents the shape of a trapezoid, longer than wide and is slightly small in relation to the body.

The neck is strong, thick, long and muscular (mainly in the case of males) and should be attached to the back of the skull by a gentle curve.

Jaws

The Bengali jaws are strong, the snout is broad and the cheekbones are high.

Ears

The ears are short and wide, with rounded tips. They are placed symmetrically following the outline of the face in profile are inclined forward.

Shape of the eyes

The eyes are large and oval or almond shaped, almost round.

They should be well separated and form an angle towards the base of the ear.

Eye color

The eyes color that is most valued is the emerald green, but gold or greenish gold is also accepted.

The blue eye is typical of a variety of the Snow (the Seal Lynx Point) and the aqua-blue of another variety of the same class Snow (the Seal Mink).

Nose

The nose is wide. The straight profile that goes from above the eyes to the tip of the nose without presenting any stop is highly valued./p>

Whiskers

The whisker pads should preferably be well pronounced and the chin strongly marked.

The body of the Bengali cat

Males

The body of the males is robust, strong, fibred, solid, elongated, with the hind legs slightly longer than the front ones, and very muscular shoulders that, when walking show a movement that resembles the leopard.

Females

The females have a more slender, feminine body, but at the same time that fibred and solid morphology is evident.

Legs

Longer the rear than the front. They have strong, thick and very muscular bones.

The feet

Large and rounded. The knuckles are pronounced and the pads should always be black.

The tail

The tip must always be rounded and black
The length is medium.

The coat

Short hair, extraordinarily soft, dense and glossy.

The coat of the Bengal cat

There are two main types of drawing that show the short and close-fitting body of the Bengali, the spotted and the marble (swirl).

As for colors there is a certain diversity among which we highlight the recognized standard colors that are the Brown, the Snow, and the Silver.

From here, there are several combinations between the classes and colors, offering a variety within the Bengali breed.

The interior of the Bengali body is white with black spots in the belly area. A distinctive characteristic of Bengali is the golden glint that shows at the end of each hair (glitter).