|Body||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.
|Head||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.
|Ears||The ears are small to medium sized and slightly tilted forwards, with rounded tips and a thumb print.|
|Eyes||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.
|Coat||The coat is short and dense, lustrous and silky (like a pelt).
|Colour varieties||There are 2 patterns recognized:
|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.|
Scale of points
|Coat colour and pattern:||25|