the The International Bengal
Cat Society's website:
Bengal cat was developed in an effort to preserve the Asian Leopard
Cat. This wild cat is crossed with domestic cats.
4 generations of this cross may require special handling, housing,
care and/or special permits. After
4 generations from the Asian Leopard Cat, the Bengal is considered
to be a domestic cat.
International Bengal Cat Society website for more information
regarding the Bengal.
contain no wild blood, their pedigree is entirely domesticated cat,
with the predictable temperament and personality of a domestic cat. There is no increased risk of instinctual (wild) behavior, such as spraying, biting, and scratching.
a rescuer's perspective on hybrids, see Hybrids. Another wild animal sanctuary's perspective: MNMWP Hybrids
would much prefer to see this time and effort put into preservation
of the actual wild cats - Asian Leopard Cat, Serval and Caracal (which are not endangered),
rather than development of the genetically diluted Bengal, or any other wild hybrid.