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Federation Internationale Feline World Cat Federation

История возникновения

The Pantherette is a felid hybrid breed of cat intended to resemble a black panther. It is derived from either the wild Amur or Asian leopard cat or the melanistic (black) Bengal crossed to either the Maine Coons or black full-tailed Pixie-Bob. This breed is a large, muscular, and shorthaired with resemblances to a melanistic leopard and is of U.S. origin. The Pantherette is a separate breed from the black variety of Bengal and is still in development.

Общий вид

The Pantherette is a breed being developed to have the look of a black panther. 


The shape of the head must be a modified wedge that has rounded contours that is long instead of wide. In porportion to the body it is medium in size, behind the ears the skull has a gentle curve that flows to the neck. Adult males have jowls. The head should be distinctive from that of a domestic cat.

The ears are fairly short with rounded tips and a wide base. They are small to medium in size. They follow the face’s contours from the front and are set kind of in the middle of the head.

The eyes are medium sized and have a shape that is nearly round. The eyes tend to be set around the base of the ear, back in the face and are a wide distance apart.

The color of the eyes should be deep and rich.

The chin is strong, it is in alignment with the tip of its nose when looked at from the side.

The cheekbones are high and pronounced while the whisker pads are square and broad.

Nose leather is slightly puffed with a wide, large nose.


The neck is muscular and substantial and in good proportion with both body and head.

The torso is medium to large in size with a slight arch in the back. It is preferred they have a belly pouch. Consideration is given to the female of the breed to allow for their smaller size when it comes to proportions of the body.

The bone structure of the pantherette is firm and the males are muscular.


The legs are strong and muscular, medium in length with back legs that are just a little longer than the front legs.

The feet are large and round, they have prominent knuckles with four toes on the back and five toes on the front feet. 


The tail of the pantherette is thick, medium or long and comes to a slight taper at the end which is rounded.


The coat comes in various shades of black and smoke tabby. The color guidelines vary for each.

The length of the pantherette’s coat is short to medium. Kittens can have a longer coat.

The texture of the coat is luxurious and dense; it lies close to the skin and is like silk when touched.




Weight — 10-12 kg.


The breeding of the pantherette breed is an attempt to get a cat with the physical features of the miniature black panther but the temperament of a pet. This cat is alert, curious and friendly by nature.

Содержание и уход

The length of the pantherette’s coat is short to medium. Kittens can have a longer coat.

Check the ears weekly. If they look dirty, wipe them out with a cotton ball or soft damp cloth moistened with a 50-50 mixture of cider vinegar and warm water. Avoid using cotton swabs, which can damage the interior of the ear.

Keep the litter box spotlessly clean. Cats are very particular about bathroom hygiene.

It’s a good idea to keep a Pantheretteas an indoor-only cat to protect him from diseases spread by other cats, attacks by dogs or coyotes, and the other dangers that face cats who go outdoors, such as being hit by a car. Havana Browns who go outdoors also run the risk of being stolen by someone who would like to have such a beautiful cat without paying for it.

Lifespan – 8-10 years.


This cat is curious and friendly by nature.

A cat with the physical features of the miniature black panther but the temperament of a pet.

Сложность содержания

The breed is easy going and may be kept and bred without any problems.


These cats are very hardy.

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