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Breed Highlight: Savannah Cat

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A Savannah cat is a cross between the serval, a medium-sized, large-eared wild African cat and a domestic cat. Believed to be the first breeder to create the Savannah in 1986, Judee Frank crossbred a male serval with a Siamese domestic cat. It was approximately 15 years later before this breed was officially recognized by the International Cat Association in 2001.

The Savannah’s tall and slim build can give the appearance that they larger than their actual weight. The coat of a Savannah depends on the breed of cat used for the domestic cross. The breed standard calls for brown-spotted tabby (cool to warm brown, tan or gold with black or dark brown spots), silver-spotted tabby (silver coat with black or dark grey spots), black (black with black spots), and black smoke (black-tipped silver with black spots), but Savannahs can also come in nonstandard variations such as marble patterns.

Savannah cats often having a more “wild” look, due to the presence of distinguishing several characteristics such as distinct color markings, tall, deeply cupped, wide, rounded, erect ears, long legs, and hooded eyes.

It is extremely important to keep Savannahs stimulated, as they have a tremendous amount of energy, intelligence and instinctual behaviors.

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