ICONIC BENGAL CAT BREEDERS

20 years of Bengal Cat Breeding Experience

123 WOODSHADE DR

NEWARK, DE, 19702

M-F 6 PM - 9 PM | SAT-SUN 11 AM - 7 PM

VISITING HOURS

+1 302 832 9700

KITTEN INQUIRIES

DO WE HAVE BENGAL KITTENS NOW?

YES

BENGAL CATS

BENGAL CATS

WORLD-CLASS BENGAL KITTENS

20 years of bengal cat breeding BACKGROUND

KITTENS SPRING 2024

Sire: Inferno Dam: PixieCat

We have kittens!

Lily gave birth to a litter of 4 on March 5th, 2024

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EXPERIENCE THE DEFINITIVE QUALITIES OF A BENGAL CAT

Many new owners and new breeders sum up the Bengal cat in similar ways but what makes the Bengal cat unique among felines?

Routine terms like confident and energetic are tossed around often. While true, these things can said about almost every breed. If you are considering a Bengal cat for a pet, here is what you need to know. They are almost always talkative to a point of demanding. Bengals are hyper-confident. Training them is easy, but start early for the best results. 

Bengals have a coat that is unlike other cats because they are pelted. It’s not just a claim, the proof stems from their single coat. Since they don’t have an undercoat they shed very little. It makes them a somewhat easier cats to own in terms of house cleaning. It doesn’t make them hypoallergenic. Yet, that trait does make them considerably easier to own around members of the family with cat allergies. Another unique item of note is that due to sporadic hollow shafts of hair, they have what’s known as ‘glitter’. The hairs produce an appearance of gold sprinkled across their coat. 

Bengal cats have many dog-like qualities that manifest more often in their breed than in most other breeds. As you explore our site, you’ll gain a true perspective of what the Bengal cat experience is really like. 

THE BENGAL CAT IN BRIEF

The Bengal cat is a breed of domestic cat that was developed to resemble the wild Asian leopard cat. The breeding program that created the Bengal cat began in the 1960s, when Jean Mill, an American breeder, crossed a domestic cat with an Asian leopard cat. 

The goal was to create a domestic cat with a wild and exotic appearance, but with a gentle disposition. Over the years, Bengal cats were further developed by several other breeders and they were first recognized as a breed by The International Cat Association (TICA) in 1983. 

Today, Bengal cats are known for their distinctive coat patterns, which resemble those of wild cats, and their playful and energetic personalities. The breed has become increasingly popular in recent years and is now recognized by most major cat registries worldwide.

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Leaving the Team

OUR BENGAL STUD

It’s now winter of  2024. In November of 2022, we welcomed a new Bengal breeder to our program. He’s won many rosettes. King Kong is a prized Bengal out of the Aluren cattery. Wow was he friendly! He would plop down in front of us each time he greeted us. He made plenty of loving friendly baby Bengal kittens with astounding markings! He’s now back in Florida at Aluren. 

All good things come to an end. King Kong left us in July of 2023 and we welcome, Inferno!

In July of 2023 we returned King Kong to his home in Florida. We returned with Inferno! He’s actually very low key. He’s a very large male with astounding markings. We can’t wait to see what he produces. 

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BENGAL KITTEN TOUR

BENGAL KITTEN TOUR

What do the Bengal kittens we produce look like? See for yourself! In this short video you’ll see examples of the markings visible on kittens that are only four weeks of age. You’ll also see how at this young age they are already socialized and exhibit confident behavior that makes for a great family member. You may also note the kittens are raised underfoot, in a clean home environment. 

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ABOUT ICONIC BENGAL CAT BREEDERS

ABOUT ICONIC BENGAL BREEDERS

My name is Lars Hindsley. In my youth I bred Bengal cats for twelve years. My love for the breed led me into breeding filails.

I was originally operating a cattery under the name Defiant Breeders. It was my way of issuing a proclamation to the industry that there was a new way of treating buyers. Provide a family member. Provide a cat with no social issues at all.

You see for too long, breeders focused so well on the design and look of a Bengal, few cared to invest the time to raise the kittens underfoot.

My team was small. I held the line at seven cats. I’d most often be at four. Some of my best memories are of my F2, Enigma, and even my SBT boy, NEO.

Divorce lead to what seemed like early retirement from breeding Bengal cats.

I became a full-time single father of two. It seemed my life as a breeder was long behind me.

It’s years later, and my love for the Bengal breed remains.

I’m back.

My name is Lars Hindsley. Years ago I bred Bengal cats for twelve years. My love for the breed led me into breeding filails.

I was originally operating a cattery under the name Defiant Breeders. It was my way of issuing a proclamation to the industry that there was a new way of treating buyers. Provide a family member. Provide a cat with no social issues at all.

You see for too long, breeders focused so well on the design and look of a Bengal, few cared to invest the time to raise the kittens underfoot.

My team was small. I held the line at seven cats. I’d most often be at four. Some of my best memories are of my F2, Enigma, and even my SBT boy, NEO.

 

You see for too long, breeders focused so well on the design and look of a Bengal, few cared to invest the time to raise the kittens underfoot.

A divorce lead to what seemed like early retirement from breeding Bengal cats.

I became a full-time single father of two. It seemed my life as a breeder was long behind me.

It’s years later, and my love for the Bengal breed remains.

I’m back.

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GENERAL PRICING

Are you in search of an adult Bengal cat or Bengal kitten? Are you a Bengal pet buyer, Bengal cat breeder or an enthusiast in search of an ideal Bengal show cat?

Bengal kittens and cats price range
Bengal kittens and cats price range
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OUR MAIN TEAM MEMBERS

OUR MAIN TEAM MEMBERS

Are you looking for the perfect pet for your family? Look no further than the Bengal cat! With their striking coat pattern and playful personalities, Bengals are not only beautiful but also highly intelligent and affectionate making them the perfect addition to any household. 

Bengals, however, have a wild heritage which makes them natural hunters and explorers, they tend to channel their energy in a playful and interactive way, making them the perfect companions for children and adults alike. They are highly trainable and love to learn new tricks, which can provide endless entertainment for the whole family.

A Bengal cat is the best pet for families. They bring not only beauty but also love, excitement, and entertainment to your home. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to own a Bengal cat — they’ll be the perfect addition to your family.

We are small. By choice.  You win.

PIXIECAT

QUEEN
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KIMBA

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Bengal cat looks on as Hydrogen Peroxide is used for eco-friendly countertop cleaning.
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Purr-fectly Safe: Clean Your Home the Right Way for Bengal Cats and Kittens

Keeping your home clean and safe is paramount, especially when you share it with Bengal cats and kittens. At Iconic Bengal Cat Breeders, we understand the importance of using cleaning products that are effective yet gentle enough not to harm your furry family members. Here’s a guide to pet-safe cleaning ingredients, ensuring a sparkling clean

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Bengal tigers have stripes. Bengal cats have spots.
Information Article

Is My Cat A Bengal?

The number one question regarding Bengal cats is “Is my cat a Bengal?” To answer that question, be advised, that Bengal tigers have stripes. Bengal cats have spots. Keep this tidbit of information in the back of your mind as you read on. So you you’ve adopted a cat and you think it may be

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Bengal cat perched on branch, sunlit face, looking curiously into the distance
Information Article

Understanding TICA’s Bengal Cat Registry Designation

The TICA registry plays a crucial role in the world of cat breeding and ownership, ensuring transparency, education, and the preservation of breed standards. The registry number has little to no meaning to most Bengal cat owners. For those that are curious, there are major clues to your Bengal cat’s background in the registration number.

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Bengal kittens will use a litter box with a little guidance.
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Retraining Kittens Not Using Litter Box

So you’ve brought home a bundle of joy from the shelter, a breeder or foster friend and the kitten is not using the litter box.  What caused this? Don’t cats instinctively know to use a litter box? The answer is yes, so why isn’t this kitten taking to a litter box like a fish to

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Bengal Cats Expressing Territory: Understanding Spraying Behavior | Discover why some Bengals exhibit wall-marking behavior and learn effective strategies for prevention and management.
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Feline Idiopathic Cystitis Explained

What is Feline Idiopathic Cystitis? Idiopathic cystitis is a condition that affects cats, primarily in their lower urinary tract, and is characterized by inflammation of the bladder without a specific identifiable cause. “Idiopathic” means that the cause is unknown or not easily determined. This condition is also commonly referred to as “feline idiopathic cystitis” (FIC)

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Oops! Navigating Litter Box Misses with Your Cat. Understand the reasons and remedies for those occasional slip-ups.
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Why Is My Cat Peeing Outside The Litter Box? A List of Causes.

13 Symptoms of cats urinating outside of their litter box and 40 reasons why There are complex to easy-to-understand reasons why a cat or kitten isn’t using the litter box. Examples range from kittens entering new homes without being fully litterbox trained to adult cats using this act to communicate a message you’ve yet to

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CATTERY VISITING HOURS

These are general cattery visiting hours. We can of course accept visitors by appointment to accomodate special needs. Simply call first to establish if we can see you during unscheduled visiting hours. Our number is NOT a cell phone, so don’t attempt to text. Call (302) 832-9700 and please be respectful of what time of day you call. Calling up until midnight and after 7:00 AM is acceptable. 

Monday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

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