Breed Rating (2 Reviews)
The Savannah cat is one of the newest breeds around, and a real head-turner. The first documented cat of it kind was born on 7 April 1986, when a female domestic cat mated with an African Serval (Leptailurus serval), producing a hybrid female kitten.
The kitten was named Savannah, providing a name for a whole new breed. She exhibited traits from both her Serval father and domestic cat mother. US-based Breeders Patrick Kelly and Joyce Sroufe then teamed up to develop the Savannah as a legitimate breed and collaborated to write its TICA breed standard. TICA accepted the Savannah for registration in 2001, and it was accepted for Championship status by TICA in 2012.
The Savannah is an incredible looking cat with a temperament unique to the breed. They are very athletic, like wild Servals, with a dog-like manner and great intelligence. They bond strongly with their owners and crave affection and companionship. They are not recommended for first-time cat owners, though. If you are keen to acquire one, you will also need to check local State and county laws to ensure that cats with wild ancestry are allowed in your area.
Spotted - Silver, Smoke or Brown.
- Status: Rare
- Place of Origin: USA
- Rough date of Origin: 1980s
- Hair length: Shorthair
- Activity Level: High
- Vocalness: Medium
- Child friendly: Good with children
- Playfullness: Playfull
- Grooming Requirements: Less than once per week
- Weight: 5.5 - 10.0kg
- Size: Large
- House Cat or Outdoor Cat: Outdoor Cat
- Pet Compatibility:
- Social Needs:
Latest Reviews For Savannah (2 of 2)
Loyal - Maureen,
Mine is now one year old and can say he is adapting to being trained pretty well along the lines of dog training with understanding individual words but has a strong will to get his own way and has to be respected as has a loving nature. Very, very energetic.
Stunning cat - Karen, Surrey,
I purchased a savannah in August this year , first pedigree cat I have ever owned , this is a stunning breed very intelligent , but needs lots of stimulation. I had to purchase a cat enclosure , I chose omlet as it looks nice in the garden , I do not recommend to let your savannah out unless you want it stolen or run over or killed . You cannot keep them secure in your garden , the only wY is an enclosure with lots of activity to put inside it . Honestly such a lovely breed but time consuming