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Welcome to
Sakura Bengals!

Our kittens are raised IN HOME with lots of love!  We have been breeding and showing Bengals since 2009 and are happy to provide references.  Join our Facebook group to chat with our clients and friends (link below).


Our cats are extensively health-tested including yearly HCM screening, Optimal Selection genetic testing, Feline Leukemia and FIV testing, and regular PCR fecal testing.  Where some breeders have a "health guarantee" covering only a year or two, we have a 5-year health guarantee for heart health and 10-year guarantee on all other congenital diseases.  We also pride ourselves on creating Bengals with higher than typical genetic diversity.  Higher genetic diversity means less inbreeding and better health. 

We are active in showing our cats and many of them are Grand Champion titled (or higher!) and we have several Regional Winners including the Best Bengal Adult and Best Bengal Kitten in the Southeast!


Pick up your kitten here in beautiful Western NC and meet the whole family or we can arrange delivery within the U.S.  We are currently able to fly kittens into most U.S. airports and we also can provide ground transport within certain distances.  Additional charges apply for transportation.


Chat with other Sakura Bengal kitten owners in our facebook group here:



Jungletrax Future of Sakura

Photo courtesy of his breeder Anthony Hutcherson


Regional Winner, Breed Winner,

Supreme Grand Champion Sakura Starlord "Quill"

Best Bengal in the Southeast Region 2023

2nd Best Bengal in the Southeast Region 2024

6th Best Shorthair Cat Southeast Region 2023

7th Best Shorthair Cat Southeast Region 2024

10th Best Allbreed Cat Southeast Region 2024

11th Best Allbreed Cat Southeast Region 2023

12th Best Bengal Internationally 2023


We are now also breeding Early Generation Bengals!  We have G3/F3 Kittens Available Occasionally.  More info here:

Early Generation Bengals

Sakura Bengals owned by Travis and Lori Denley is a family-run, home-based cattery breeding exquisite Bengal cats in brown, silver, snow, and occasionally charcoal, smoke, and melanistic.  We take pride in our ability to consistently produce Bengals that are beautiful, intelligent, and extremely friendly - the amazing temperament of our Bengals truly sets us apart!  We credit both nature and nurture - we have chosen only the best personalities for our kittens' parents and also raise all our kittens in our home with lots of love and attention, particularly from our two children.  We strive to breed WILD looking cats with the characteristically social and quirky BENGAL personality while maintaining the highest standards of health.  Each of our breeding cats and kittens are very loved and are truly part of our family.  Each of our females only have 1-2 litters per year so they are able to recuperate between litters.  We also only breed them for a few years so they are able to be spoiled pets for the majority of their years.


We have a beautiful building separate from our house where kittens live in their nursery rooms til they are litter box trained at around 6 weeks of age.  At that point they move into our house and take over!  They are well-accustomed to family life before they go to their new homes.  Our clients say their kittens adjust to new homes and pets lightning fast!  We never cage our cats or kittens.  Check out our "Kittens" page for available kitten information and our "More Information" section for additional information on how we raise our kittens.

Lori Denley is a veterinary assistant, licensed TICA head ring clerk, and shelter/rescue volunteer as well as Bengal breeder and exhibitor!

QGC Sakura Midnight Sun "Max"

3rd Best Brown Bengal in the Southeast in 2012


BW MirandasRanch Blackjack of Sakura "Jack"

TICA's Best Bengal Kitten Southeast Region 2022-2023!


Lori at a show in 2010 with

TGC Dawnfire Eclipse of Sakura


Sakura Hikari - daughter of 2G Rainforest Sashimi and CON Sakura Secret Ingredient "Roux"

We are located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, about 35 minutes from Asheville and 2.5 hours from Charlotte.  Kittens can be picked up here or we can meet you within a few hours' driving distance. For homes in other parts of the country we offer ground transportation, or you are welcome to fly into Asheville and take your kitten home on the plane.  We much prefer to meet you at the airport as opposed to long-distance ground transport because it is much less stressful for the kitten.  We do not ship our kittens via air cargo under any circumstances.  We are not currently selling any kittens to homes outside of the United States.

Read more about us here:    About Us


Sakura kittens - in the middle of everything as usual!


Haven (age 9) with Sakura Leo

Lori with Southeast Regional awards for 11th Best Cat, Best Bengal Adult, and Best Bengal Kitten (not shown) 2022-2023 Season.


TGC Oaklandhills Wild Rumpus of Sakura "Tyler"

3rd Best Brown Bengal SE Region 2019-2020


Sakura Kylo

The Denley Family at the 2023 TICA Southeast Regional.

The kids are award-winning Junior Exhibitors! Skylar Denley (left) was the BEST JE in 2023 and Haven Denley (right) was the 6th Best. 


GRC Elysian Stardust of Sakura "Lyra"


Sakura Moon


DGC Sakura Showgirl

"Gina" as a kitten

Sakura Northern Lights



Sakura Beny & Sakura Chapo


Sakura Satsuki of WildLegacy


Sakura Rongo


Sakura Dothraki of Dracarys


Sakura Luna of MirandasRanch

RW BW SGC Sakura Starlord


Every Kitten in the gallery below was born here at Sakura Bengals!

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