Serengeti cat is a purr with servant appearance but without the admixture of “wild” blood.
Serengeti cat is very active, open and friendly. From his oriental ancestor, he inherited a significant vocalization – you can count on long chats about everything. Properly run (adequate socialization) easily accepts other animals. It adapts well in new surroundings, although it may be a bit shy at first. After one or two days in a new place, he doesn’t leave his guardian one step again. He loves climbing, racing and playing. It’s a real volcano of energy that can arrange sprints for the length of the entire apartment. Curious, he’ll look into every hole, move the drawer if he thinks there’s something interesting in it.
Serengeti cat. Advantages and disadvantages
can strongly vocalize (inheritance from an oriental ancestor)
proper socialization is important in early life
absorbing, its hyperactivity can be tiring
requires a solid portion of daily games and games with a carer, otherwise, he will find a job himself, not necessarily to the benefit of our furniture and home order
tall cat tree and many toys required
a desirable guardian who likes to talk to a cat
an adult guardian should accompany him in the presence of small children
although he likes open space, it is better to keep him at home – because of his inquisitive nature he can easily get lost or injured
He loves hours of fun
easy to care for
accepts other cats and dogs
rather for an experienced catwoman
suitable for the outgoing cat
The breed is generally healthy.
As with other short-haired cats, just comb the fur once a week, trim the nails.
Serengeti cat. History
Serengeti is a relatively new breed of cats formed by repeatedly crossing a domestic Bengal cat with an Oriental Shorthair. The creator of the breed is Karen Sausman, a breeder with 40 years of experience, who bred the first Serengeti in California in 1994. Her goal was to breed a serval-looking cat, but without the admixture of wild cats. The Serengeti cat was recognized as a separate breed only by TICA in 2002 year. The breed is still being improved. Currently, Serengeti kennels can be found in the United States, Great Britain, Australia, some European countries and Russia.
Serengeti Cat – Breeds not recognized by FIFe
Origin: United States
Character: open, friendly, confident
Size: medium size; males slightly larger than females
Weight: female 4-6 kg; male 5-7 kg
General appearance: strong and muscular body, slim, graceful, head held high; the silhouette gives the impression of vigilance
Head: approximate to a triangle, slightly elongated; proportionally small in relation to the torso; strong chin, cheeks should not be prominent
Ears: very large, rounded at the ends, set high and pointing forward; back of the ear is black; they may not be too narrow or resemble the ears of an oriental cat
Eyes: large, round, bright, golden or amber; light green and nutty are also acceptable; unacceptable almond shape
Nose: relatively wide, can be wider than longer, straight
Body: well-muscled, elongated; very long limbs, hind not longer than the front; oval feet, medium size
Tail: relatively short, perfectly reaching the shoulders when lying down; not allowed too long
Coat: short, dense, soft and silky
Color: yellow to golden, gray or silver always with black markings; pattern on the fur: tabby or spotted, in black or brown with a uniformly yellow or gray undercoat, contrasting with the cover coat, spots with a clear outline, large; there are melanistic individuals (uniformly black)
Activity: very active, likes fun
Resistance/susceptibility to diseases: resistant
Lifespan: 10 years
The Serengeti color allowed by TICA is tabby, silvery, smoky and black. A group of breeders from Great Britain is also seeking TICA’s recognition of “snow spotted” colors.