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A Trainable and Loving Cat

Easygoing, Inquisitive, Playful

Founded in the United States, the Toyger cat breed is a result of a cross between a striped Domestic Short Hair and Standard Bengal Tabby. This small tiger-resembling cat is an excellent companion. They are loving, playful, intelligent, and easily trained. They enjoy playing in water and are quite social cats. They enjoy being around people and they are ideal companions for most households. They are ideal for families with children and other pets, singles with pets, and active households. Grooming is minimal, however a weekly brushing would be beneficial.

Explore this page to learn more about where they came, which health conditions are a risk to them and how to keep them feeling their best.

Breed Details

Body:Medium-sized, Strong, Muscular Coat:Short, Thick, Plush, Soft

Length of fur

1 = short - 5 = long

Grooming requirements

1 = little grooming - 5 = much grooming

Energy level

1 = low energy - 5 = high energy

Ease of training

1 = difficult - 5 = easy

Affection toward owners

1 = independent - 5 = very affectionate

Friendliness toward strangers

1 = shy - 5 = very friendly

Care for the Toyger coming soon.

  • Care

    Care for the Toyger coming soon.

  • Characteristics

    Characteristics for the Toyger coming soon.

  • Health Concerns

    Whether you are considering adding a new Toyger to your family or you already have one as a companion, it is important for you to know about the genetically linked diseases known to occur more often in this breed. Of course not every Toyger will have these problems, but research shows your pal is more at risk than other breeds. By exploring the health concerns specific to the Toyger you will become a knowledgeable and confident pet parent. 

    Be sure to speak with your veterinarian about breed risks every time you visit and educate yourself on the most important signs to watch for at home. They are counting on you to be their health expert.

    Some health issues a Toyger could encounter:

  • History

    History for the Toyger coming soon.

  • Watch Out For

    Signs to watch for are coming soon for the Toyger.

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    To view the sources for the information listed on this page, see our Cat Breed Guide References here.

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