We are a small family Bengal Breeder based in Northern California (Roseville). We breed forever pets to be part of your family and enrich your life experience.
About Our Name
The snow leopard (also known as “ounce”) is a moderately large cat native to the mountain ranges of Central Asia. Why were snow leopards originally called ounce? Research believes it might come from Latin: luncea which means lynx. In French the word became lonce which was altered over time to l’once because French speakers thought the “L” meant “the”. We thought Ounce quite appropriate for our majestic bengal cats.
Bengals are absolutely fascinating cats. They have extremely exotic looks accompanied by wild personalities.
Bengals are fully domesticated animals, but the looks come from their origination from a hybrid of the Asian Leopard Cat (ALC) and a domestic cat through a breeding program started by Jean Mill of Millwood Bengals.
Our extreme love for bengal cats and a passion for sustaining the bengal breed led to the opening of Ounce Cattery.
We breed for temperament (kid friendly, water loving, and personality rich) as well as correct type (small wild cat head with wild essence, great muscular body and thick tails).
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We started our bengal breeding program in 2008 with the goal of breeding Silver (Black) Spotted Bengals and Brown (Black) Spotted Bengals. In 2010, with the addition of SimplySimes LesisMore, Ounce Cattery has added Seal Lynx Point Spotted Bengals! With our two homegrown Ounce kittens now adults, we are excited about what Ounce Yossarian (stud) and Ounce Este (queen) will bring our program!!
Caring for our bengals include ensuring a FeLV/FIV negative cattery, annual check-ups for our breeders, Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) testing, Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency (PK Def) testing, annual screening of our breeding pairs for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) by a board certified cardiologist and making sure their environment is fun, safe, and sanitary.
From our Family to Yours
We are passionate about our bengals. They are far more than just a business, they are a part of our family. Queens and kittens are around children, other animals and friends 100% of the time.
If you have questions about our bengal cats, our family or our bengal breeding program, please don’t hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.