Bengal cats are medium-sized to big, muscular and strong but never clumsy. The legs are wiry and long, which makes their body appear elegant. The Bengal cat has the most luxurious coat amongst short hair races: the coat in the ideal coat is extremely short (0,5 – 1 cm), silky and soft.
Many specimens have the whole coat covered with golden shiny hair tips (called “glitter”). In this way they look like covered with gold powder. The croup is higher then the shoulders, which helps the Bengal cat to achieve an enormous bounce.