The Bengal is a rather new breed , registered in the 80s. This breed came into existence after crossbreeding an ALC (Asian Leopard Cat) and a domesticated cat.
Therefor the Bengal is a hybrid. After this crossbreed the first generations of tomcats were infertile. It was only after two to three generations of crossbreeding , that the breed became fertile.This is how the Bengal came to life: a breed with the outer appearance of a wild ALC and the personality of a domesticated cat.
ALC + domestic cat= F1 Bengal
Domestic father + F1 mother = F2 Bengal
Domestic father + F2 mother = F3 Bengal
Domestic father + F3 mother = F4 Bengal