What is a Savannah Cat?

A Savannah cat is the cross of an African Serval and a domestic cat.  Savannah's originated in the 1980's and are known as one of the most expensive cat breeds in the world.  Savannah's are unique for their dog-like personalities, and still get along with other animals. The breed is known for their exotic look due to the presence of many specific serval characteristics.  These characteristics include spotted markings, big ears, slender bodies and long legs. 



The Savannah cat breed has 7 generations, F1-F7. The "F" stands for "filial" and refers to how many generations the Savannah is from the Serval. An F1 has one serval parent, an F2 has one serval grandparent, an F3 has one serval great-grandparent, and so on.

The F1, F2, and F3 generations are considered to be high generations/early generations. 



Savannah cats are often referred to as having dog-like personalities.  They can be trained to walk on a harness, and even play fetch.  Most generations love water, and love giving head butts. Savannah's are known for their very affectionate personalities, they are often very vocal. 

Savannah's require stimulation to keep them occupied. Savannah cats are very vocal, and have a high level of intelligence. They can open doors, cabinets, drawers, they can also learn commands like "sit", and "lay down".