Registered as an official cat breed by the International Cat Association since 1993, toygers will be fully recognized as a purebreed this May, 2007. Toygers display many of the same characteristics as their distant cousins, Bengal tigers, including the trademark black stripes, rusty fur and in some cases even webbed toes!

Fortunately, however, they do not display attributes of their cousins’ personalities; (They are known for their playfulness, intelligence and obedience, NOT for latching on to the jugular of their trainers). Breeders consider the toyger a “work in progress” and vow to spawn toygers that even more closely resemble tigers in the next few years.


  1. #1 anc0712
    March 27, 2007

    Where can I buy a toyger?!

  2. #2 Bleimanimal
    March 27, 2007

    Apparently you can snag one in a Vietnamese Wild Animal Market http://www.pbs.org/hitchhikingvietnam/animal/core.html or from Pam in Salt Lake City http://www.lakemountainbengals.com/toygers.html

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