Los Angeles cat breeder Judy Sugden has been working since the late eighties to breed a housecat that resembles a tiger. The result is the â€œToygerâ€, a registered breed she is still working on.
The breed standard for the Toyger, as registered with TICA, is a big-boned, pumpkin-colored animal with a whitened belly. Ideally, its stripes mimic those of its powerful role model, flowing up from the stomach and down from the spine, and forming concentric arcs around the face.
So far, there are 400 registered Toygers, but none that exemplify all the registered attributes. She hopes to have a perfect specimen by 2010. Link