Much like its wild ancestor, the Savannah is a tall, lean cat, with long legs and a long neck. It has large upright ears. and deep set hooded eyes, giving it a wild appearance. Its coat shows the typical spotted pattern of black or brown spots on a golden to tawny, or sometimes silver, background. The Savannah is a smaller version of the African Serval, but the early generations (F1-F3) are usually considerably larger than a domestic cat.
They are intelligent, agile, and easily trained, and make very affectionate, active, playful members of the family.