| A1 Savannahs Saharah
of Savannicas F1
Owner: Monika Binder,
Savannica's cattery, Remlingen, Germany
Breeder: Joyce Srouve,
cattery, B-J Game farm, Ponca City, Oklahoma, USA
Pattern and colour
The coat is spotted with relatively large spots
being in extreme contrast to the gold to orange or silver ground
colour. Spots are round, oval or elongated. Stripes are running from
the top of the head down the neck to the shoulders and slightly fan
out to the back. On the legs the spots are smaller.
There are 4 colour variants:
- solid black, ideally there should be black
spots on a black background.
- brown spotted, spots are dark brown to black on
a gold to orange ground.
- silver spotted, spots are black on a
- black smoke.
Wild Side Chui F4
Breeder: Eva Rubin,
cattery, Flen, Sweden
|The Savannah is a tall lean cat with long legs,
large ears and the same spotted coat as its ancestor, the Serval.
The head is, compared to the long and relatively
large body, small, longer than broad with a long forehead. When
viewed in profile the nose is straight, there is just a slight
concave curve between the eyes, the nose is slightly turning down at
the tip. The muzzle is longer and tapered.
The ears are really large, wide at the base, and have the
characteristic ocelli-marking like is wild ancestor. The ears are
high and close set. The eyes are almond and slanted and low set on
The neck is long and graceful.
The body is longer, slender, but full of muscle power, the hip and
the thigh are long and somewhat heavy compared to the rest of the
The legs are very long and slender, but athletic, and have oval paws
with long toes.
The tail is medium long, only slightly tapered and very expressive.
The coat is striking with its spots. The coat is
medium short, but lies close to the body, it has a slight coarse
texture, while the undercoat is soft.
In the early 1980s Judy Frank was the first to
cross a Serval with a domestic cat (Siamese). The first "Savannah",
named after the habitat of the Serval, was named Surprise. Ten years
later it was Joyce Srouve (BJ-Game Farm, New Horizon) who continued
to develop the new breed together with Patrick Kelley with great
success. The new breed was accepted for registration by TICA in
For breeding Savannahs Bengals, Agyptian Maus and Ocicat are used,
because males of F1-F4 generation are mostly infertile.
Even F1-generation Savannahs are lovely and
The Savannah has a very warm and affectionate temperament, but hold
in mind, it is an active cat, is very fast, can overcome almost any
fence and does jump very high. So make sure, your home is
childproof, because Savannahs explore everything and like to play
with everything. Toys should be tough and sturdy. A Savannah is not
an outdoor cat! The cats also like to play with water and do not
have shy at water or bath tubs. The cat is like a dog, it likes its
owners and follows them wherever they go.
The Savannah is an easy-going cat and does not
need excessive grooming. But you will do the lustrous coat a great
favour, if you brush it periodically, this will keep the coat shiny
and will remove dead hairs.