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THE PURPOSE OF THE 
AUTHENTIC BENGAL CAT LEAGUE

By Karin Donoyan

To promote and maintain leopard cat conformation and appearance in the Bengal Breed Standard.

To preserve and recreate the beauty of the Asian Leopard Cat in the Bengals in case there comes a time when the wild cats are no longer in existence.

To unite Bengal breeders and owners who feel strongly about these goals into a league, which keeps its membership informed of all matters concerning the Bengal breed and which becomes a strong factor in making changes for the better.

Excerpts from the ABC League Code of Ethics:

To breed according to the Authentic Bengal Cat Standard.

To use only healthy breeding stock.

To actively participate in all voting matters concerning the Bengal Breed.

To maintain the highest standards of ethics in business transactions.

To uphold the By-laws of the ABC League.

While the ABC League strives to maintain the highest standard of ethics, it cannot be held responsible for the actions of any of its members.

If you wish to apply for membership, please fill out the form below. If you do not have a sponsor who is a current member of the ABCL, please write a brief, but detailed statement of your goals for the Bengal breed. All new members must be approved by the Board of Directors and a majority of the members. Upon acceptance, new members receive all back issues of the ABCL Newsletter for the current year.

Name___________________________________________________________________________

Address_________________________________________________________________________

Cattery Name_____________________________________________________________________

Telephone__________________________E mail________________________________________

Name of Sponsor__________________________________________________________________

Please include $25.00 for USA, $30.00 for Canadian, $35.00 for European annual membership, payable to Jane T. Lee, ABC League and mail to:

ABCL

25708 E. Alsea Highway

Alsea. OR. 97324

Dues will be refunded if applicant is not accepted for membership.

ASIAN LEOPARD CAT ANCESTRY IS THE BASIC CRITERION WHICH, MAKES THE BENGAL BREED UNIQUE

By Karin Donoyan

The approximately 10 subspecies of leopard cats all have identical markings. They do, however, occur in a variety of colors and patterns ranging from beige or gray to medium brown undercoats with light brown to black spots and rosettes.

Bengal cats are the result of the cross between a leopard cat (Asian Leopard Cat, ALC) and a domestic cat, usually Egyptian Mau or domestic shorthair, and generations of their offspring. Bengals are strong, intelligent cats who form strong bonds with their owners. They eat regular cat food and use the litter box, just like other domestic breeds. Bengals are medium size and muscular, weighing between 8 to 16 pounds at maturity.

Some of the Bengal colors and patterns are as follows: Brown spotted tabby includes leopard spotted (black or dark brown spots and rosettes on beige, tan, or reddish background), sorrel spotted (light brown spots or rosettes on light beige or tan background), and charcoal on gray. Classic brown tabby includes black marble pattern and sorrel marble pattern on lighter background in two or more colors. Seal-lynx point includes blue-eyed snow leopards and snow marbles with medium gray or brown pattern on off-white background. Silver spotted or Pearly white snows are black spotted on light silver or gray background, currently being developed. There are still some other color combinations not mentioned here.

Regardless of colors and patterns, all Bengals should display the same conformation which is reminiscent of their ancestor, the Asian Leopard Cat.

 
   
 
 
                

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