With a striking appearance, athletic build and curious and friendly attitude, the Bengal cats have something for everyone. You’ll know a Bengal cat when you see one—they have a richly colored, highly contrasted and unique coat that is hard to miss. Besides their curious nature, this breed is also intelligent, active and clever. They require a lot of exercise, which includes climbing and exploring, and they can even learn to play fetch or perform other tricks.

The Bengal cat also makes for a great family pet, since they love attention, are super smart and get along well with other pets (although you’ll need to be careful not to leave them alone with smaller animals like hamsters or guinea pigs, since a Bengal’s prey drive is high).