Here you can find a list of domestic cat breeds that were originated by breeding with wild cats. They are also called hybrid cat breeds.

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Bengal

The Bengal cat is a cross between the Asian Leopard Cat and the domestic cat.

Origin: United States
Colors: Many color variations with differently shaped spots
Size: Medium to large
Coat Type(s): Shorthair
Grooming: Little
Talkativeness: Quiet
Activity Level: Very high
Attention Requirement: High
Overall: Can be a handful

Bengals are lively, active, extremely intelligent and smart. Unlike other cats, they adore water!

Breed videos:
Bengal - very intelligent and adaptable
Perfoming Bengal

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Chausie

The Chausie was bred by crossing the Jungle Cat (Felis chaus) to the domestic cat.

Origin: France
Colors: Black, brown and silver
Size: Large
Coat Type(s): Shorthair
Grooming: Weekly
Talkativeness: Average
Activity Level: High
Attention Requirement: High
Overall: Can be a handful


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Savannah

The Savannah cat is a cross between a domestic cat and a Serval - a medium-sized, large-eared wild African cat.

Origin: USA
Colors: Brown, silver, black, black smoke
Size: Large
Coat Type(s): Shorthair
Grooming: Little
Talkativeness: Average
Activity Level: Average
Attention Requirement: Average
Overall: Moderately docile


Photo credit: Heikki Siltala

Toyger

The Toyger is a cross between a striped Domestic Shorthair and a Standard Bengal Tabby, which resulted in a striped cat with a striking mini-tiger appearance.

Origin: USA
Colors: Orange/tan with dark stripes
Size: Medium
Coat Type(s): Shorthair
Grooming: Little
Talkativeness: Average
Activity Level: Average
Attention Requirement: Average
Overall: Moderately docile


Photo credit: zoovet

Ussuri

The Ussuri cat is thought to have occurred as a natural cross between small wild cats such as the Amur Leopard Cats (Asian Leopard Cat subspecies) and the Amur Forest Cats.

Origin: Russia
Colors: Tabby
Size: Medium
Coat Type(s): Shorthair
Grooming: Occasional
Talkativeness: Quiet
Activity Level: Average
Attention Requirement: Little
Overall: Moderately docile


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