Thank you for visiting the web site of Giradelle Bengals.

We are hobby breeders located approximately 1 mile off the A31 which serves all major southern routes. Our home is set within the beautiful New Forest National Park.

Cats are our passion. We breed mainly for ourselves, to enhance our lines and occasionally to show, and strive to produce well adjusted, beautiful kittens as close to the breed standards as possible. For as long as I can remember, I have surrounded myself with animals, cats, dogs, horses, fish and now chickens. All of which live as much loved members of our now very extended family!! I have a BSc Hons in Zoology (UCL), followed by Postgraduate research into Animal Behaviour at the Zoological Society of London. I subsequently worked in Environmental Health in the West Indies for 12 years and now ill health keeps me at home with my cats!!
All our cats have been carefully selected from the best breeding lines to ensure that all our kittens are healthy and have exceptional type and temperament as well as great pedigrees from championship lines. It is essential to ensure the maintenance of the genetic diversity in breeding lines and hence I strive to minimize levels of inbreeding which can be very high in pedigree cats with small gene pools.
We sometimes have kittens available all of whom have been raised as part of the family within our home, starting off in our bedrooms and graduating into the main house, where they receive all the love, cuddles and play that their little hearts desire. Current kittens available can be found on my kitten page.

The happiness of my cats is paramount and not all cats are suited to the torments of raging hormones or the stresses of motherhood and in these situations I am quick to neuter my girls and boys and find them loving pet homes. Available retired adults or older kittens are thus sometimes available and details can be found on my kitten page.

We hope you find our web site informative. If you would like more information or advice we are always available to have a chat and we love visitors

Thank you for visiting

Caroline and Steve
Happy-cats


TICA  and GCCF Registered Breeder