The Savannah is a domestic hybrid cat breed. It is a cross between a Serval and a domestic cat. (The first was bred with a Siamese.)Savannah cat is the name given to the offspring of a domestic cat and a Serval—a medium-sized, large-eared wild African cat. The unusual cross became popular among breeders at the end of the 20th century, and in 2001 the International Cat Association accepted it as a new registered breed. Savannahs are much more social than typical domestic cats, and they are often compared to dogs in their loyalty. They can be trained to walk on a leash and even taught to play fetch.