The Bengal cat breed was developed to look similar to a wild jungle cat. The Bengal is the result of the selective breeding of domestic cats crossed with the Asian Leopard Cat. To be considered a Bengal, a domestic cat must be four generations removed from the wild Asian Leopard Cat. Previous generations have sometimes been known to have issues with temperament and fertility. Bengal cats have large spots and a light colored belly, with a body shape similar to the Asian Leopard Cat. They are often orange or brown, but an off-white "snow" Bengal also exists.
Bengal cats are reportedly playful, sociable and energetic.