The Savannah cat is a young breed
The Savannah cat is a young breed

The Savannah cat is a young breed

The Savannah cat is a young breed that was created by crossing with the Serval. Mating between a serval and a Siamese cat had already taken place in the 1980s, before regular breeding was possible from 1994 onwards. The savannah cat is named after the habitat of the serval – the savannah in Africa. This still rare breed was created by crossing domestic cats and various spotted pedigree cats with the serval. Savannah cats are recognized as a breed by TICA and can be registered in the Savannah (SV) Breed Section. There is a standard and SBT Savannahs have been able to participate in TICA shows in Championship Class since 2012.  https://www.kattendingen.nl

Appearance and size:

The savannah cat is a tall, slender cat with long legs, a long neck, and a narrow, small head with large ears. The coat shows a spotted pattern like the Serval and some stripes on a golden, beige to gray ground color with a light underside. Savannah cats resemble a smaller imitation of the serval. This wildcat-like impression is enhanced by light-colored patches on the back of the ears, called ocelli, and prominent tear stripes on the face. F1 and F2 Savannahs can weigh more than 10 kg and reach a shoulder height of up to 45 cm. The later generations are also of considerable size, although they do not grow as large as F1. Males are usually a lot bigger than their litter mates. Due to its elegant and long-legged appearance, combined with the movements of a large cat,