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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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Phoenix, aka Toot-Toot. Seven years ago she was taken from us.

Bengal Cats

***PLEASE READ THIS PAGE, THE ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS ARE PROBABLY HERE! I KNOW IT LOOKS LONG-WINDED, BUT IT IS IMPORTANT, AND IF YOU CAN'T TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO READ SOMETHING IMPORTANT, HOW CAN YOU COMMIT TO THE LIFETIME OF A CAT?***

**IMPORTANT NOTICE: I AM TAKING NAMES AGAIN FOR THE WAIT LIST!!!

I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT FOR PEOPLE TO KNOW THAT A WAITING LIST IS A BLESSING AND A CURSE. LOTS OF REALLY GREAT PEOPLE ON THE LIST TOLD ME THEY WERE WILLING TO WAIT WHEN I CONTACTED THEM EARLIER THIS YEAR AND SAID THE WAIT WOULD BE VERY LONG. BUT NOW, WHEN I BEGIN CONTACTING THEM, IT IS THE SAME OLD STORY- THEY BACK OUT, THEY ALREADY GOT A KITTEN AND DIDN'T TELL ME, OR THEY START ASKING RIDICULOUS QUESTIONS THAT MAKE ME THINK THEIR SUITABILITY IS DUBIOUS AT BEST. SO WITH THAT, I AM LISTING A FEW KITTENS HERE (SEE LISTINGS BELOW), AND ONCE I RUN OUT OF NAMES ON THE WAITING LIST FOR SPECIFIC COLORS, I WILL BE ADDING MORE! 

***Please be aware- when I put you on my waiting list, you WILL hear from me. If you haven't heard from me in a while, it is because I have not yet had what you are looking for. But DO NOT assume you are never going to hear from me again! So in that vein, if you get a kitten elsewhere, LET ME KNOW so I can take you off the list!

 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 (or more) times as much! 

As for us, we raise beautiful pet Bengals and we constantly strive to improve them. We have cats that either exhibit or carry for nearly every color and pattern you can imagine: rosettes and marble; brown, silver, snow (lynx, mink, and sepia), charcoal, blue, melanistic, and solid blue. 

The price is $600 firm. I accept a $100 non-refundable deposit to hold your kitten. I accept deposits after we figure out which kitten is for you.

Our kittens leave at 10 to 12 weeks of age with JUST ONE vaccination done. I am a firm believer in vaccinations, however I have now come around to the idea that we OVERVACCINATE cats in this part of the world. I used to do a shot at 6 weeks and one at 10 weeks, but now I am doing one shot at 8-10 weeks and I expect the buyer to get a second shot done by their veterinarian at 12-16 weeks. I no longer believe that passive immunity from the mother has worn off by 6 weeks and I feel 6 weeks is too young for a vaccination. The buyer should have no problem looking after the second shot, and if your vet insists on a third shot, that is YOUR choice if you want to go along with it.    ***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, you must say so. (A good breeder has nothing to hide, and if you feel you have to keep it a secret, you probably should not be breeding.) I routinely get asked if I do all the testing on my cats. The short answer is no, because I do not do tests that I feel are of no use. I have, however, done the genetic tests that are useful- color panels, PRA, and PK-def. I do have a PRA carrier, and two PK-def carriers (naturally, we do not breed those two cats to each other). As long as no carrier is bred to another carrier, kittens are unaffected. But they can produce more carriers. So if you are looking for a breeding cat, you have to tell me. Carriers who go on to be neutered pets are not a matter for concern, but cats who are potential carriers must be tested if they are going to be put into a breeding program. One last note about tests- remember what you are paying. Do not expect me to do an annual round of essentially useless tests and still keep the price of kittens at $600. Costs of genetic tests for breeders will be passed on to the buyer, but keep in mind they are fairly inexpensive. We use Veterinary Genetics Lab at UC Davis.

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 . PLEASE NOTE- , lorri@coyoteacresranch.com , NOT  patric@coyoteacresranch.com . If you e-mail Patric, he has to forward the e-mail to me! If you would prefer to call, call my cell, 403-741-8597. Please leave a message if I don't answer, I will call you back. You can also call the land line at 403-884-2625. E-mail is the preferred method.

A special note about spay/neuter:

***DO NOT ASK ME IF I DO PRE-SALE SPAY/NEUTER. READ BELOW! IF I SAY YOU SHOULD SPAY OR NEUTER AT 6 MONTHS, THEN IT IS NOT LIKELY YOU ARE GOING TO WANT ME TO KEEP YOUR KITTEN TO 6 MONTHS! AND IF I DID DO IT, HOW COULD I POSSIBLY SELL THEM FOR $600?***

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. This 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.

***ARE YOU ABOUT TO CALL OR E-MAIL YET? KEEP READING, ALMOST THERE...***

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, or you see a kitten on this website that you are interested in, please call! But if you are buying elsewhere, 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. Finally, if you call me and then you look elsewhere, don't wait a week and call me AGAIN, if you are looking elsewhere AGAIN. (Yes, that really happened.)

Finally, yet another special note: this time, about pairs. I do not encourage people to buy kittens in pairs just to make my life easier. If you are getting one kitten, and you have another cat, or a cat-loving dog, or there is at least somebody home most of the time, a single Bengal is just fine. But if you are a busy family with no other pets, and everyone is gone to work and school all day five days a week, I promise you, your Bengal will be bored and lonely.  Bored and lonely Bengals get into trouble, and it is not their fault!!!! And I can't even count how many of my buyers come back for a second kitten. Please, if you are going to have a bored and lonely kitty on your hands, at least consider a pair!

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.
Bengal Cats
Rider, better known as Missy, who has been retired and spayed.
Bengal Cats
In loving memory of Ballou, who has crossed the rainbow bridge.
Bengal Cats
Our new seal mink snow male, Frosty.
Bengal Cats
Best friends: playtime for Peanut and Luna.
Bengal Cats
Peanut, our registered silver Bengal.
Bengal Cats
Luna has the best rosettes of all!
Bengal Cats
Spot, brown rosetted male, has moved to a new breeder in Calgary.
Bengal Cats
Snowman, rosetted seal lynx snow, will be retired from breeding.
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Seal lynx snow, Nixie, being very silly.
Bengal Cats
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.
Bengal Cats
Melanie the melanistic Bengal, affectionately known as Mel.
Bengal Cats
Cinnamon carries seal lynx snow and Apb (one of the genes required to produce charcoal kittens).
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Seal lynx Lumi, whom I share with a friend and fellow breeder.
Bengal Cats
Our youngest female, Truffle, daughter of Odin and Cinnamon.

Snow Female Frosty x Smudge

Sept. 18, 2020   Seal Mink Snow   Female    Pending Sale
Snow Female Frosty x Smudge
 
Snow Female Frosty x Smudge
 
Snow Female Frosty x Smudge
 

Bred to Frosty, Smudge had just two little kittens, but what little beauties she has produced! This female is a seal mink, and she has been spoken for.

Frosty -
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Smudge -
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Snow Male Frosty x Smudge

Sept. 18, 2020   Bengal   Seal Sepia Snow   Male    Pending Sale
Snow Male Frosty x Smudge
 
Snow Male Frosty x Smudge
 
Snow Male Frosty x Smudge
 
Snow Male Frosty x Smudge
 
Snow Male Frosty x Smudge
 

After many years of patiently waiting, I think I finally have produced a seal sepia snow Bengal. It is hard to be sure just by looking, and this kitten could be genetically tested if necessary, but if he is going to be a neutered pet, there is little point in doing a genetic color panel. (If a breeder is considering this kitten, however, I would recommend it.) He was so dark at birth he looked like a brown kitten (which in a snow x snow breeding is genetically impossible). He is stunning and someone is going to be very lucky to get this little guy. He and his sister are already very outgoing and social, at not even 5 weeks of age! SALE PENDING

Frosty -
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Smudge -
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Brown Female Bagheera x Truffle

Sept. 26, 2020   Bengal   Brown Spotted   Female    Pending Sale
Brown Female Bagheera x Truffle
 
Brown Female Bagheera x Truffle
 
Brown Female Bagheera x Truffle
 
Brown Female Bagheera x Truffle
 

Beautiful copper brown female with a super luxuriant pelt, super social and friendly! SALE PENDING!!!

Bagheera -
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Truffle Odin
Cinnamon

Silver Female Bagheera x Truffle

Sept. 26, 2020   Bengal   Silver Spotted   Female    Pending Sale
Silver Female Bagheera x Truffle
 
Silver Female Bagheera x Truffle
 
Silver Female Bagheera x Truffle
 

Lots of demand for silver this year means this little beauty got snapped up right away, and as a bonus she gets to stay with her brother! SALE PENDING!!!

Bagheera -
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Truffle Odin
Cinnamon

Brown Male Bagheera x Truffle

Sept. 26, 2020   Bengal   Brown Spotted   Male    Pending Sale
Brown Male Bagheera x Truffle
 
Brown Male Bagheera x Truffle
 
Brown Male Bagheera x Truffle
 

This handsome devil is going to his new home with his silver sister. SALE PENDING!!!

Bagheera -
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Truffle Odin
Cinnamon
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