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
August 4, 2017 | webmaster
February 4, 2017 | webmaster
Bengal Cats are finally being shown in Cat Fanciers Association (CFA) cat shows. Not yet in competition, but in the “miscellaneous” class. More information can be found on the CFA breed description page. For anyone with listings in the Bengal Cat Directory, CFA has been added to the registration associations list.
January 10, 2017 | webmaster
Do not let extremist animal rights groups take away your ability to own hybrid breeds of cats such as Bengals, Savannahs and Chausies!
If you own one of these breeds of cats, be aware that several states, including CA, are considering legislation against these breeds. Please stand up for your right to own cat breeds with a exotic/domestic hybrid background. If owners of these cats are unaware of what is going on and do nothing to stop this legislation, your rights to own them may be taken away!
Currently under consideration is the following CA petition by five organizations wishing to eliminate ALL ownership of cat breeds with a hybrid background. As you can see, only one of the participating organizations are even based in CA. They intend to start with CA laws and make them nationwide.
Title page of the current petition:
BEFORE THE DIRECTOR OF THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION
PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE RULEMAKING TO AMEND THE REGULATIONS
REGARDING THE BREEDING AND POSSESSION OF HYBRID CATS
ANIMAL LEGAL DEFENSE FUND (CA)
BIG CAT RESCUE (FL)
BORN FREE USA (DC)
THE WILDCAT SANCTUARY (OR)
WILDCAT HAVEN (MN)
Here is a link to a GREAT article by Marilyn Krieger – a feline trainer, behavioralist, rescuer, award-winning author, and contributor to online Cat Fancy magazine. She KNOWS her stuff! Included is information for contacting the CA authorities to voice your opinion.
July 26, 2014 | webmaster
Happy one year anniversary to The Bengal Cat Directory! To celebrate, check out special discounts for paid listings! All the information can be found on the add/edit listing page.
January 18, 2014 | webmaster
As of Nov 9, 2013, free listings will be ongoing, no need to renew each 3 months. YAY!
November 9, 2013 | webmaster
Some exciting changes to listing plans and new features are in the works for The Bengal Cat Directory!
Including the capability for listed breeders to post classifieds (paid listings only), and for rescue and fostered Bengals to be posted.
All breeders listed will be notified directly when new features are ready, and news will be posted on facebook.
August 31, 2013 | webmaster
The new and improved Bengal Cat Directory is now ready for new breeder listings! Check out the Add/Edit Listing button for details!
December 26, 2012 | webmaster
The websites BengalKitten.net and BengalBreeder.net are under new management and have a whole new look! With the new directory format, breeders will be able to create a listing and update information and photos at their convenience, whenever and as often as they wish. There will be several different options for promoting your cattery on the site. People looking for Bengals in their area, or for a very specific type of Bengal will be able to search breeders that fit those categories.
Updates to the directory features and new additions will be posted here, and will be available (optional) by direct email.
More to come soon!
August 15, 2012 | webmaster