Welcome to the Bengal Cat Club

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Welcome to the Bengal Cat Club of Great Britain Website
The club has existed for many years to promote and develop the Bengal breed in the UK and has always maintained a strong presence in the cat fancy with a large active membership of both breeders and pet owners. We hope this website will inform, educate and entertain anyone looking for information on Bengal Cats and the work of the club. The meteoric rise in popularity of the Bengal in the UK and worldwide has been phenomenal and many rumours and myths have grown up around the breed. In truth, the Bengal is a cat bred for stunning exotic wild coats to mimic the look of wild cats, yet with the temperament and needs of a normal domestic cat and is now one of the most popular and sought after breeds in the UK. Enjoy the website!

Guide to BCCGB Fillable PDF Forms

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Welcome to the BCCGB Fillable Forms. These forms have been designed to be easy to use, and as a way of saving ink and paper for everyone. Just download and save, type your data by tabbing through the form and use the “submit by email” button. On forms with a “print form” button, this can be used to either print directly or save your data to file. Email submissions go to the membership secretary for processing as required. We realise that some people do not wish to use Paypal, and these are therefore a convenient alternative. The BCCGB recommend that you use the most up to date version of Adobe Reader. This can be downloaded by clicking on the link below:
Kitten list forms will be processed straight away, but remember the website is only updated once a month currently. We suggest you download and save this form for future use, when closed all data is cleared. Membership forms may be submitted by email and will be processed on receipt of your cheque (please see the submission notes on page two of the form). This saves the printing, and produces clear information. Website breeder forms can be submitted directly after membership forms on joining, but are of course subject to receipt of payment. If you wish to upgrade, please mention this on the email and forward a cheque for £25 to the membership secretary (I can send my address by return email if needed).
Please read the forms and any notes before completing. The information remains visible until the form is closed, so submitting and then printing for record is possible.
On the membership form, please type your address as it should appear for posting; the information will scroll as entered. The subscription fees are shown as four costed options; please select one and with any additional items enter your total, the form does not auto-sum. On the website listing form, please crop and size your picture before clicking to select; it will be easier. Use the “submit by email”, the print form can be used to save a copy for your own records (recommended). On the kitten list, please enter using the following format:

EG 1 F2 Brown Spotted
Male.
Bengal
2 Snow Marble Females.
Other 1
Russian Blue Male.

Again the information will scroll as entered. And please do not use all capitals. Any queries on the use of the forms should be emailed to the

Membership Secretary, Gerry Smith answers usually within 24 hours.

Code of Ethics

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1. I/We undertake to house, feed and care for all cats and kittens in my/our care and to call for veterinary assistance when showing signs of illness.
2. I/We undertake to use only studs and queens for breeding that are healthy, have no veterinary defects or known hereditary defects and are registered on the Active Register of a suitably recognised registering organisation.
3. I/We undertake not to sell any kitten under the age of thirteen weeks. All kittens sold shall be in good health having been conventionally vaccinated against FIE, FVR and FCV, the full course, in accordance with the manufacturers recommendations, by a qualified veterinarian; the kittens also to have been health checked by qualified veterinarian.
4. I/We shall take care in selling cats or kittens to the right kind of homes where there is a reasonable expectation of a healthy and happy life and undertake that no cat or kitten will be directly or indirectly sold to retail pet shops or commercial traders.
5. I/We undertake to give guidance and advice to the owners of a new cat or kitten and agree to help with re-homing if the owners circumstances change.
6. I/We undertake to not knowingly mislead anyone with regard to the quality or health of the cat or kitten being sold, not to sell for showing or breeding any cat or kitten that does not have the required breeding or showing potential, nor knowingly misrepresent the characteristics of the breed, nor falsely advertise cats or kittens for sale and agree to always act in good faith.
7. I/We undertake that when a cat or kitten is advertised or sold as a pedigree, the breeder shall at the time of sale, provide the purchaser with a properly completed pedigree signed by the breeder carrying at least three generations, showing all breed names and numbers, registration numbers, and the breeders name and address. If, at the time of sale, the cat or kitten is registered, the seller will provide the purchaser with a transfer of ownership form completed and signed by the seller unless agreed by both parties in writing not to do so.
8. For Bengals: I/We undertake that when selling a Bengal variant, a full explanation is given of what the term “variant” means.
9. For Bengals: I/We agree that F1, F2 and F3 outcrosses from the wild Asian Leopard Cat should not be placed on show. Exhibition of F2 and F3 outcrosses from the wild Asian Leopard Cat is permitted; the owner must consider said cats suitable for exhibition.
10. I/We agree that it is my/our responsibility to be aware of and comply with any legislation that concerns my/our cat related activities; be said legislation local, national or international.

Website Privacy Policy

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Privacy
Because the club wishes to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy, we have a policy to disclose the information and privacy practices that we follow to protect your personal information.

Information Collection and Use
The Bengal Cat Club of Great Britain will use the information gathered from this website for “Membership Purposes” only, which means we may contact you for reasons directly related to your membership and to provide services such as Membership News Letters, Membership Renewals and to inform you of up and coming club events such as Shows, AGM’s etc.

If you are a breeder and you request our breeders listing service, or kitten listing service we will list your details publicly on the Bengal Cat Club of Great Britain’s main website (www.bengalcat.org.uk)

If you request information placing on the rehoming page, or the lost and found page we will list your details publicly on the Bengal Cat Club of Great Britain’s main website (www.bengalcat.org.uk)

The Bengal Cat club of Great Britain is the sole owner of the information collected and we will not sell, share or rent this information to others.

What are Cookies?
A cookie is a small piece of information that a website passes to your browser along with a web page in order to retain a reference of your visit to a website. There are two kinds of cookies.

Session Cookies: This is a line of text that is stored temporarily in your computer’s memory. It is never written to a drive and it is destroyed as soon as you close your browser.

Persistent Cookies: This is a more permanent line of text that is saved by your browser to a file on your hard drive.

The Bengal Cat Club of Great Britain’s websites use Session Cookies.

Notification of Changes
If at any point we decide to use your personal information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify you by way of an email. You will be given the choice as to whether or not we can use your information in the amended manner.

Security
This website takes every precaution to protect your information. The information you supply as part of your membership will be held in paper form and electronic form (on a secure PC and a secure back-up storage device). Only club officials who need access to your information will be granted access to your information and those who have access to it will be kept up-to-date on data protection practices. On your termination of membership, electronic copies of your data will be permanently deleted and paper copies will be shredded.

Opt-Out Statement
On the membership application form you have the opportunity to opt out of our public lists. If at a later time you wish to make use of these services this opt out must be withdrawn in writing.
“If you wish your details to be kept fully confidential and not included in such publications as, Breeders & Kitten Lists then please tick the box”.

Your Right to Know
Under the Data Protection Act you have the right to request a copy of the personal information that the Bengal Cat Club of Great Britain holds about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected. To obtain a copy of the postal address to send your requests to, please email webmaster@bengalcat-interactive.org.uk