Active: Savannah cats are a very active cat breed. Their temperament is not for everyone so be certain you are prepared to shower your Savannah cat with attention and interaction because if you do not they will demand it from you and get it one way or another.
Size: Savannah cats are medium to large in size, typically weighing between 8 - 20 pounds.
Characteristics: Savannah cats look very much like a wild jungle cat. They have long, muscular bodies as well as long legs and a long neck. Atop their striking long features sits a triangular-shaped head with large, wide ears and medium eyes that are hooded with flat tops. Their incredible height makes them look deceptively large but their weight is actually average or even less for a domestic cat their size. Perhaps one of their most well-known features is their beautiful spotted coat that can be black, brown spotted tabby, black silver spotted tabby or black smoke.
Temperament: Savannah cats are an energetic cat breed that are opinionated and assertive. They are a cat that is not scared to demand what they want and typically what they want is attention, affection and play. While they want a lot of interaction and affection you will be more than happy to give it to them because they bond closely with their humans. They are filled with personality and love to entertain you with their antics and may even make you the butt of their jokes by involving you in intelligent tricks and games. They love to climb and will happily use their strong muscles to find the highest perch they can and survey their surroundings. Their intelligence will also be beneficial with training as they learn what they are taught rather quickly. Additionally, Savannah cats enjoy water and will play with it if it is around.
Care: The coat of the Savannah cat does shed so by combing or brushing it twice weekly not only will they look their best but your cat will also leave lest fur around the house. In addition, trim your Savannah cat's nails and clean their ears routinely to keep them at their best.
Coat: The coat of the Savannah cat is short to medium in length. It's patterned beauty is lustrous and feels soft to the touch.
Origin: The Savannah cat breed is a relatively young cat breed, dating back to 1986 when the first known Savannah cat was born. Breeder Judee Frank's domestic cat gave birth to a kitten that had been sired by an African Serval (African wild cat). The uniquely beautiful, wild-looking kitten was named Savannah but after breeders Patrick Kelly and Joyce Sroufe heard about her they decided to create a new breed. They began a breeding program and wrote the standard for the breed. Through their hard work, TICA (The International Cat Association) accepted the breed for registration in 2001 and, while it took a few years, were granted full Championship status by 2012.