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Gold and brown Bengal cat

The Bengal- Looks Like a Wild Cat Acts Like a Pussycat

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The Bengal is a strikingly beautiful and unique house cat, whose sleek, muscular body and spotted coat evoke visions of a leopard ancestor, but its temperament is completely domesticated

The result of selective breeding Bengals were first bred in 1963 by crossing an Asian Leopard Cat with a domestic breed, such as an Abyssinian, American Shorthair, Burmese, or Egyptian Mau.  The goal was to create a confident, healthy, and friendly cat with a highly contrasted and vividly marked coat.

Not the cat for everyone, or for first-time cat owners, Bengals are extremely intelligent, curious and active. Don’t get a Bengal if you want a sedate, sweet, gentle lap cat. They demand a lot of interaction so if you’re gone all day get two of them or don’t get one.

A bored Bengal can take things apart and open cupboards and drawers to see what’s inside

Bengals love their people and crave for attention from them. Most co-exist nicely with other pets, including dogs but are best suited to homes with older children

A gold and brown Bengal cat.

A beautiful Bengal cat at Johnson Ranch Animal Clinic.

Constantly on the move, they love climbing to high places, so give them tall cat trees and window perches where they can bird-watch.

They also like water and may want to join you in the shower or bathtub.

Challenge their brains by teaching them tricks and games and providing them with interactive toys or puzzles that reward them with treats.

Easy to care for with weekly brushing, the Bengal’s short, luxurious, soft coat comes in many colors, from golden, rust, brown and orange to sand, buff and ivory.

They are the only domestic cat with rosettes like the markings on Leopards, Jaguars and Ocelots.

The iridescent sheen makes their coat look as if it has been sprinkled with glitter, giving it a unique golden or pearly glitter effect that is found in no other breed

 

Adult Males typically weigh 9-12 pounds, females between 7-10

Their lifespan averages 10-15 years

Bengal cats are so sought after, that a British woman paid over $50,000 for her Bengal cat in 1990

 

 

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A Pembroke Welsh Corgi with upright ears and sweet face

Ten Facts about Welsh Corgis… the Dog Fit for a Queen

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Corgis are sturdy little dogs with long bodies, short bowed legs and upright ears

Tail is evident on this Cardigan Welsh Corgi puppy sitting on the exam table.

The tail distinguishes Sedona as a Cardigan Welsh Corgi. How cute is this puppy?

There are two types of Corgis: the Pembroke Welsh corgi and the Cardigan Welsh corgi.

The most notable difference is that the Pembroke does not have a tail

Both originated in Wales but in different counties, resulting in their different names.

Both the Pembroke Welsh corgi and the Cardigan Welsh corgi were bred for the same purpose, to herd cattle by nipping at their heels

Corgi Means Dwarf Dog in Welsh

Welsh legend said corgis are “enchanted dogs” ridden by fairies and elves

They make good family pets.

Tailess Pembroke Welsh Corgi standing on floor looking up at us.

This is Pembroke Welsh Corgi Paisley in for an exam at Johnson Ranch Animal Clinic.

The Pembroke corgi is the more popular and is Queen Elizabeth’s favorite dog breed.

The Pembroke is part of the Spitz group while the Cardigan is related to the Dachshund.

The face a Welsh Corgi next to a stuffed duck toy

Joseph is another handsome Corgi in San Tan Valley. “Duck” keeps Joseph company while recovering from a procedure.

They are about 10-12” at the shoulders and weight between 24 – 38 pounds with the Cardigan being a little bigger and heavier

While the popular Pembroke Welsh corgi is sociable and outgoing the Cardigan Welsh corgi is more laid back and reserved

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