Bengal - Snow Bengal

To Shorthair breeds


The medium to large sized cat is muscular, elongated and robust.
The legs are of medium length, muscular and solid. The paws are large and round.
The tail is of medium length and thick, with a rounded tail tip.


Massive head, slightly longer than broad, with rounded contours and with a solid,
broad muzzle zone. The profile is slightly curved.
The neck is solid and long.


The ears are small to medium sized and slightly tilted forwards, with rounded tips and a thumb print.


The eyes are large and oval. They are wide set and at a slight slant.
Bengal: All colours are permitted, except blue and aquamarine.
Snow Bengal: The eye colour is an intense, pure blue.


The coat is short and dense, lustrous and silky (like a pelt).Colour varieties

There are 2 patterns recognized:

  • spotted, rosettes are preferred
  • marbled

The Bengal has a clear, very well contrasted pattern in seal or brown colour on a golden-orange base colour.
The Snow Bengal is a pointed cat. The points have the same colour as the Bengal. The body is slightly lighter,
but is - in contrast to other pointed cats - slightly coloured in the corresponding point-colour and has a distinct
pattern. The cat does not look like a pointed cat to the novice.

The following colours are recognized:

Brown spotted tabby

Brown marbled tabby

Seal spotted lynx-point

Seal marbled lynx-point

Seal sepia spotted tabby

Seal sepia marbled tabby

Seal mink spotted tabby

Seal mink marbled tabby

The description of the pattern can be found in the general list of colours.

  • elongated spots, which are arranged in a mackerel pattern
  • body too heavy built


white patches

Scale of points

Body 30 points
Head 20 points
Eyes 10 points
Coat texture 10 points
Coat colour and pattern 25 points
Condition 5 points