Asian Leopard Cat

The Asian leopard cat is the wildcat "parent" of the Bengal cat. It is only the actual parent when the Bengal cat is a first generation cat - an F1. Nearly all Bengal cats are F4 and over or Stud Book Tradition (SBT) cats.

Asian Leopard Cat - Photo by Drew Avery

The Asian leopard cat is sometimes called the leopard cat. One person at least calls it the Asian Bengal cat!

Some people domesticate the Asian leopard cat. It is a small wildcat and of course looks like the Bengal cat. It is not predisposed to be being domesticated. It is a very independent and single minded wildcat.

If you would like to read and see more on the Asian leopard cat here are some articles:


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