The Bengal Cat breed standard in The International Cat Association has always called for shorthair cats only, even though the gene producing longhair Bengals has been around since the breed was started. This year, the Longhair Bengals have been accepted for Championship status in TICA, and have their own standard. There are a few breeders in the Bengal Cat Directory that produce these beautiful cats, hopefully more will join!

Bengal Longhair breed standard – TICA