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Coyote Acres Ranch (Patric & Lorri Lyster)
Box 24, Halkirk, Alberta, T0C 1M0
Ph. 403-884-2625 Fax. 403-884-2635
patric@coyoteacresranch.com or lorri@coyoteacresranch.com
 
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Bengal Cats
Phoenix, aka Toot-Toot. Four years ago she was taken from us.

Bengal Cats

 The Bengals we raise at Coyote Acres Ranch are straightbred Bengal, without registration papers. We produce Bengals as pets, for people to enjoy as such. We do not show cats, and our buyers do not show cats. There are registered breeders who will tell you that unregistered kittens are not pure or are of lesser quality. If you choose to believe that, by all means go to a pedigree breeder and pay three times as much! 

As for us, we raise beautiful pet Bengals and we constantly strive to improve them. Our females are gorgeous and varied: Smudge is our spotted seal mink snow who carries for the marble pattern; Peanut, the  silver from Oregon, is a snow carrier as well; next is Luna, the best daughter of Lucy, a cat we retired and re-homed; Luna's gorgeous rosettes and beautiful coppery color are show-stoppers. Rider, aka "Missy", has now been retired and spayed, and will be our much-loved pet along with the inimitable Rolly. Missy's last litter produced us a brand new seal lynx snow, Nixie, who is the future of our snow program. Finally, when we sadly lost our little blue Ballou in December of 2016 and raised her litter, we couldn't part with her gorgeous brown daughter Holly. We now have a new trio of males as well, the seal mink snow Frosty, our new brown male Odin, from Zodin Bengals in Saskatoon, and last but not least, our newest addition is a silver smoke named Bagheera who will help us improve our silver kittens. *Special Note- please specify if you would be interested in a marbled kitten, we are expecting a couple of marbles this spring.

Our price is $600, firm. Our kittens leave at 10 weeks of age with two vaccinations done. ***Please Note- if you are an anti-vaxxer and do not want your kittens vaccinated, please move on. Unvaccinated kittens are not an option, this is non-negotiable.*** We are a no-nonsense breeder, what you see is what you get. If you think our kittens are not pure, please feel free to contact another breeder.

If you are a breeder, do not be afraid to say so (because if you lie, we will find out). A good breeder has nothing to hide, and if you feel you have to keep it a secret, you probably should not be breeding. One of our females is a PRA carrier, and any kitten we sell that has a carrier parent is also a potential carrier! Breeders MUST be up-front so a kitten that may be used for breeding can be genetically tested. 

That being said, if you wish to be added to the list, please contact us! We will be happy to answer any questions! Contact via e-mail is preferred: lorri@coyoteacresranch.com .

A special note about spay/neuter:

Why do we expect you to spay or neuter your Bengal? A lot of people assume that breeders are just bossy and want to protect our sales. Maybe that is true of some breeders, but that is not my motivation. Firstly, breeding is not something to be taken lightly, and it is not something you should ever do impulsively or "accidentally". If you haven't done it before, let me assure you, you have no idea what you are getting yourself into. You have to be absolutely dedicated to it or you should not do it at all. But more importantly, the main reason I expect my babies to ultimately be sterilized (at the age of about 6 months, ideally) is because when you purchase one of my Bengal kittens, I expect you to commit to that cat for its lifetime. Period. If you opt to keep your cat intact, you will likely eventually find them scent-marking in your home. Breeders who tell you they do not do this are not being truthful with you. If you do find your cat is scent-marking, and then get it sterilized, it may stop. But it may not. After that, if you decide you cannot tolerate it, you are likely to try to re-home the cat. You have two options- tell the truth, in which case no one is likely to want the cat, or lie. The next owner will likely do the same thing. And that sets the cat up for a lifetime of re-homing, and eventually ending up in a shelter or rescue, or being a barn cat somewhere. THIS IS NOT WHAT I WANT FOR MY BENGALS. If you cannot commit to the lifetime of the cat, then do not even contact me. A pet is for life.

A special note for people who need more information about the breed:

If you have not had a Bengal before, you should do your homework and seriously research the breed before you commit to purchasing a kitten. Bengals are not for everyone, particularly if you want a low-energy, low-maintenance breed (which the Bengal is not). However, several recent unfortunate incidents of what is known in marketing as "showrooming" have dampened my enthusiasm for lengthy phone calls from people who want to ask me questions. If you plan to purchase your Bengal(s) from another breeder, please call them, not another breeder you have no intention of buying from. If you wish to go on my waiting list (the wait is not very long anymore, as it once was) or you see a kitten on this website that you are interested in, please call! But if you are buying elsewhere, please question the breeder you are purchasing from. If they will not help you or answer your questions- maybe you should rethink that purchase. All breeders should provide support, and ALL breeders should be helping you figure out if the breed is right for you. 

Bengal Cats
SERAPHINA: In loving memory of Seraphina, who has crossed the rainbow bridge.
Bengal Cats
Our beautiful Jasmine has now crossed the rainbow bridge.
Bengal Cats
Smudge, a spotted seal mink snow.
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Rider, better known as Missy, who has been retired and spayed.
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In loving memory of Ballou, who has crossed the rainbow bridge.
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Our new seal mink snow male, Frosty.
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Best friends: playtime for Peanut and Luna.
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Peanut, our registered silver Bengal.
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Luna has the best rosettes of all!
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Spot, brown rosetted male, has moved to a new breeder in Calgary.
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Snowman, rosetted seal lynx snow, will be retired from breeding.
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Seal lynx snow, Nixie, being very silly.
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Brown spotted blue carrier, Holly.
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Odin, brown spotted blue carrier.
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Our newest male, Bagheera, a silver smoke who is a marble carrier.
Bengal Cats
For all prospective buyers.

Tiny Tim,

Jan. 26, 2018   Bengal   Brown spotted   Male    Pending Sale
Tiny Tim,
 
Tiny Tim,
 
Tiny Tim,
 
Tiny Tim,
 

This little fellow is the runt of Holly's litter. He is very small, but he is active, playful, and thriving, with (finally!) a very hearty appetite. I predict that he will have to be at least 12 weeks of age before he is ready to go. I realize not everyone will want to take a chance on a little guy like this, but if he interests you at all, please get in touch. He is the sweetest little kitten you will ever hope to meet, and as an added bonus, his markings are gorgeous! Update- Timbit has finally surpassed the 500g milestone! As he grows he just gets more beautiful. There is a sale pending on this little guy, but he is so darn cute I decided to leave his listing up for a little longer.

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Holly -
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