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UPDATE: ALL THESE BREEDERS ARE NOW OUT OF BUSINESS! THE POST WAS WRITTEN ABOUT 10 YEARS AGO. THAT'S THE NATURE OF CAT BREEDING. IT IS A HOBBY AND IT DOES NOT ENDURE MUCH BEYOND 10 YEARS (OR LESS). SORRY.
I'll just list some top breeders here. Rosetta Cattery This is Bengal cattery is located in Burlington, Ontario, Canada (the link takes you to a Google map). I like this website, full of information and concern. One or two of the cattery's cats have been featured in the Baron's book on the Bengal cat. The Canadian Cat Association accepted the Bengal cat for championship status in 1995 and this cattery was there, right at the beginning, showing cats - a long history. They were showing cats before than under TICA and in 1991 one of their cats, Cleopatra, won Best Bengal Champion at a TICA show. Bundas Cattery Located Mount Forest, Ontario, Canada (opens to a Google map). This is another very impressive cattery website, full of information and some great pictures of the cattery itself. You don't often see that but I can see why - this is a big cattery with plenty of space. It is run by Grace Lush. I don't know her but I would expect a lot of people do in the cat fancy in Canada. Silkenthunder Bengals Of course these are my personal views but I have seen a lot of websites and cattery websites and this one is really nice. It has a thoroughly professional feel to it. They are located on the boundary of Winipeg surrounded by golf courses and a country club! The husband must play golf. They make the point that people wishing to adopt a Bengal cat really must be prepared to interact with their cat (i.e. give over some time) as this cat is interactive and likes a bit of action. If you prefer a cat more docile there are other purebreds more suitable, Persian, British Shorthair and Ragdoll come to mind but there are others. Christacats This one is on the other side of the country near Vancouver in Abbotsford. They have a lovely home in a fine position in wide open countryside - I'm jealous. There are more catteries of course. The ones listed are at the top of a Google listing and Google found the good ones but there are more good ones too. Bengal cat Canada to Bengal cats for sale