Animals have always been instilled in the heart of Karen, her love for animals showed through from a very young age, whether it was helping her grandfather during the summer on his cattle ranch or assisting the vet Karen was ready to give her all to anything with four legs. Karen started taking riding lessons at the age of 5, and continued to pursue her passion for horses through high school and college successfully showing hunters and jumpers. Karen then expanded her love for horses again into a full time position in which she managed a horse ranch with over 50 head of stunning Arabian Horses.

With a background in animal health from Cal Poly University Karen led their team doing Artificial insemination, foaling, and routine vet care.
Karen exposing her want to be able to help all that she can in the welfare of animals also worked at an Animal Rescue, working with injured and abandoned wildlife. Baby possums, birds, and even skunks have been successfully raised under Karen's care.
Karen has successfully bred and raised Chameleons, most types of birds, including everything from Gouldian Finches, to many species of the nectar eating Lories from Australia, Persian cats, Schipperke dogs, Whippets, Jack Russell Terriers, and Mini Dachshunds.

All Karen's experience led up to giving her the knowledge to focus in on her biggest love, BENGAL CATS. Where her main goal is to produce excellence in her breeding program and kittens, provide a top of the line facility and share her knowledge of the Bengal Cat to her clientele.

Karen thrives on making sure her kittens are raised with love and tender care. Health and disposition are of utmost importance. Karen's small and select group of breeding cats rival any in the world.

  Daughter Julia  Bishop            Husband Allan Pereira        Mother Paula Waugaman    Helping Hands Tara Mills   


Located in the beautiful coastal area of Central California, halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco Bishop's Bengals is a small selective cattery that aims to only breed the best of the Bengal Breed.
Owner Karen Waugaman has been raising Bengal cats since 1996.
Specializing in leopard spotted Bengals Karen has brought 20 years of her expertise to the breed insuring her lines and cats compete with the best.
We have carefully selected our cats from the top bloodlines available.
Our kittens are loved and socialized and raised with individualized attention in our home.

Our Story

"Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened." - Anatole France

About Breeder Karen Waugaman