Meet the designer cats with wild blood

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Bengals, Savannahs, and Toygers, explained. 

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By breeding house cats with wild animals, humans developed hybrid cats that look like little leopards. Bengal cats are a breed that was developed by breeding domestic cats with asian leopard cats. The first American bengal breeder is a woman named Jean Mill, but her work has continued through other breeders. We met one of those breeders, Anthony Hutcherson, when we went to film the cats at the Westminster Dog Show. Besides bengals, we also saw another hybrid breed: savannahs. Instead of asian leopard cats, savannahs were developed by breeding house cats with servals. Unlike the other two breeds, the last breed we met, toygers, are not hybrid cats. Breeder Judy Sugden created the breed by carefully breeding domestic cats with qualities that resemble wild tigers. To learn more about the cats and the breeders that made possible, watch the video above.

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joe smacks
max IVs Shiny Kittys.
darkitty12
I love this!! ; o ; pass on the knowledge to the new generation!
Lorena Cabrera Vera
crazy cat people. ADOPT!!!!
BrokeredHeart
They're cool. But I'd rather spend $100 for a kitten from the pound, than $1000 on a semi-exotic cat that eats more, needs more space, and has certain feral qualities that other domestic breeds have dropped. I care less about the colour of the coat, and more about the personality.
Cinderbloom
I just want a snow leopard bengal to run around with my shelter cats
Ugly Fatass Creature
cat1: hey, i just met you, and this is crazy, but lets make babies.
cat2: ok.
Galaxy Pat
My cat is wild it poops outside
Lynn Wallace
I don't like the fact that these people treat animals like if they could control their lifes
They don't care abou the cats, they just care about the appearance
I don't think breeding is a good thing at all
fidur2
Imagine when genetic engineering becomes commercially available for these guys. They would make amazing cats!
marie marie
um wait how do you breed a wild cat with a domestic one? is it not dangerous for the domestic cat?
XRainingGamingX
My cat is bengal
JurisKankalis
What a useless heap of feline crap.
Grace Lord
I want one sooo much
Arlene Cardona
So me when I want a perfect Pokemon
C.Erkian
0:11 Dat savage
Salvador
I wish we could do that with humans
FeyFeyFelice
this is just so wrong... why is it exploited like a good thing? These cats may be pretty but human should stop messing up with real nature and let small wild cats like servals, leopard cat and others to live freely in the life. As a fan of big cat rescue knowing there are so many wild cats hurt as pets where they don't belong, this hurts my heart.
// ANT //
Felidae anyone?
Jebrial E
toyger
Reed H
all these people playing God
narudi18
If I would ever buy a cat (it's more likely I would adopt a cat from a shelter), I would get the one that look like a tiger
miffyLOVE
My uncles girlfriend has a bobcat mix. She got it from someone who's cat ran away for a while and she had bobcat mixes. Her cat is huge it's extremely big.
miffyLOVE
My uncles girlfriend has a bobcat mix. She got it from someone who's cat ran away for a while and she had bobcat mixes. Her cat is huge it's extremely big.
weirdshibainu
I want a herd of all white cats that I can train to burn crosses in my front yard....can't wait for the press to show up
Ahmad Hamad
i wanna a black baby with a white face and asian eyes!!
the golden zombie
I feel bad for these cats house cats are NOT supposed to look like that thats why big cat exist plus all they care about is how they look and they are quite rough with them pls stop
Joe
babooooo!!!
Gwen McArdle
i suddenly want to abandon all my ambitions and become a cat breeder.
DAVAO VON
playing with other creatures lives just to meet your selfish standards don't you think that it's so sick?
A Fadhli
a nature cross over to meet human fantasy. even though it's not wrong but it's not right by nature.

any comments ? anyone ?
Ed Perez
1:23 WHY IS THE TRACK PAD OFFSET ON THE MACBOOK ILLUSTRATION
drbuddyjul
Lubriderm 4:28
Logafab DaModel
I want one.....
seinna june
they only care about the looks? -__-
Dark Cloud666
Selective breeding isnt new. That is the reason why you have so many different kind of dogs. Their owners breed the ones with the preferred traits and continued it.
Steve Berg
I’ve seen cats like this in India. Domesticated and yet with terrific markings. All you need is a mating pair and you can sell them for ridiculous money to rich people.
Ferris Welker
I like cats that go purr and miaow
KrispyKrep
He finally got his dream shiny Pokemon.
Yoni Bañuelos
I wonder what an expensive cat tastes like
Twister
I think this is cool. As long as they breed responsibly, and make sure to take care not to hurt the species, there's not problem.
kittenprouncer
That was something different from what I usually watch!! I actually really enjoyed it.
kittenprouncer
That cat was just so Beautiful!
Mira Mineko
The moment when I have a cat that look like a Toyger and his grandma and mom is a domestic grandpa and dad is a street cat~

Unfortunately, his colour is more to brown instead of tiger orange~ well, I love him anyway~
Dried. Soul_
There goes my college fund
SHIRO SPACE DADDY
The way that the people treat the cats here makes me uncomfortable.
Andy Web
Black cats already look like panthers lol. No breeding necessary :D
Craig Hill
I'm on my 3rd Bengal. Started with 2 kittens in 2007, 1 died of a hereditary heart disease called HCM (make sure if you're interested in a Bengal to have the breeder provide a clean bill of health from a CURRENT like within the year, ultra sound of the heart of the sire and dam) doesn't give a full proof insurance but it eliminates a sure bet that your cat is that much more susceptible to the disease). So, got a kitten almost 10 months ago and she's better looking than anything that I've seen in this video, she's gorgeous she really does look like an Ocelot with amazing rosettes. Anyway, point being is that this Toyger I'm absolutely positive has Bengal blood along the way. There's NO way, it got that face and eyes and coat without having Bengal heritage...however far back it goes....don't forget this woman's mother was the founder of the Bengal breed, nough said. Guess I just don't like little white lies. Even if the Bengal line goes back more than 4 generations, the Bengal breed should be given the credit for making the cat....what it is.
Jamarius Mullen
How was this recommended to me......I'm not disappointed tho
silvercheetah92
Feline Eugenics!
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