Savannah cats are incredibly graceful and well-balanced. Their body is tall and slim. Savannahs are bigger than domestic cats and live 15 to 20 years depending on the care. Most of the height of a Savannah will be achieved in the first year, but still an inch or two might be added later on.
Savannah coat has dense short hair. The only accepted Savannah Cat pattern is spotted. The spotted Savannah pattern is made up of bold, solid dark spots which can be brown to black. According to TICA, following patterns are desirable:
Remarkably large ears are able to rotate 180 degrees as radar.
Hooded eyes make the cat look exotic
Black lacrimal spots that go from the corners of the eyes down to the whiskers. Their purpose is the reflection of light in the hunting time.
Long legs with dark spots
Long body with typical spotted pattern which resembles their wild Serval heritage
Medium length tail with dark rings
Brown Spotted Tabby (BST)
Сool to warm brown, tan or gold with black or dark brown spots
This is the most popular pattern. It most closely resembles their wild heritage. The cool toned cats have a very neutral-beige basecoat. As the tone warms up we will find a variation of browns that can be wheat-colored, sand, sable or a more vibrant yellow-golden.
Silver Spotted Tabby (SST)
Brown to charcoal spots on silver basecoat
This is probably the second most popular color chosen by the clients. The silver coloration was injected into the breed from the early creation of the breed when domestic cats of different breeds were used in creating the Savannah cats.
Such Savannahs have black spots on a very dark basecoat. These Savannahs will always have a black nose.
Smoke colored Savannahs have black basecoat with white hair roots. Spots will be visible on such cats.
Marks shall be clearly visible. The shape may be round, oval or elongated. Dark parallel strips go down from the back of the head to the shoulders. Black lacrimal spots that go down from the corners of the eyes and bright spots at the outer side of the ears are desirable as well. Pads should be black or brownish-black.
Follow the link to find breed standard and Savannah photos at the official TICA website TICA