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
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