The Persian, also known as the Persian Longhair, is consistently one of the most popular pedigreed cats in North America. Their beauty makes them a sight to behold especially with their sweet and gentle personality. Overall one should expect to pay anywhere from $500 to $1200 for a purebred Persian kitten.
This breed looks much like a Persian cat, but it’s characterized by blue eyes and point coloration (light body with dark face, feet, ears, and tail). Himalayan cats are derived from crossing the Persian with the Siamese. Himalayans are tender, obedient, and friendly cats with a calm temper. A kitten costs from $500 to $1,300.
Originally called lop-eared or lops, the unique calling card of Scottish Folds are cute ears that “fold”. This feature is caused by a natural dominant-gene mutation that affects cartilage throughout the body. These cats are extremely clever. They easily get along with other family members and are always ready to play. One more distinctive feature of Scottish Folds is the habit of posing in odd positions, they can stand on their hind legs and observe things like a meerkat or lay flat out on the floor like a little frog. A kitten costs from $200 to $1,500.
The Peterbald, also known as the Petersburg Sphynx, was bred in St Petersburg, Russia in 1994. These elegant cats have slim bodies, elongated heads, and large extended ears. The body can be bald or fuzzy. Peterbalds are sweet-tempered, sociable, smart and easy to train. They are medium vocal and tend to follow their owners and always be with them. This kitty will cost you from $400 to $1,200.
The appearance of these cats has changed little for 3,000 years — since the time of Ancient Egypt. These cats have not only a spotted coat but also spotted skin. They frequently land on their back feet when taking a leap, making them look kangaroo-like in stature. Maus often possess very musical voices. They are known to chirp, chortle, and emit other distinctly unusual vocalizations when stimulated. To become an owner of an Ancient Egyptian cat you will pay anywhere from $500 to $1,500.
The Maine Coon is one of the largest domesticated cat breeds. Its representatives can weigh from 5 to 15 kg (11 to 33 lb), and a mature cat’s body can reach 1.23 m (4 ft) in length. However, despite its fearsome appearance, these are affectionate, gentle, and playful cats. They are also known as the “gentle giants” and possess above-average intelligence, making them easy to train. This giant kitty’s price ranges between $600 and $1,500.
This is one of the most unusual breeds that appeared in 1980 in the USA. A LaPerm’s fur is curly (hence the name “perm”), with the tightest curls being on the belly, throat and base of the ears. In addition to their curly hair, these cats have one more specific feature: they’re hypoallergenic. That’s why they’re a perfect choice for families with allergy sufferers. A kitten of this breed costs from $200 to $2,000.
This is one of the most popular shorthair cat breeds. It became known outside Russia in 1893. As the belief says, this cat brings good luck to the house. They develop close bonds with their owners and are sought out as pets due to their personalities, beauty and coat. The dense coat stands out from the body and you can draw patterns in the coat that will stay until you smooth them out again. You can buy this lucky charm for $400 to $2,000.
This breed was first developed by crossing a Bengal and an oriental Shorthair. A mature Serengeti’s weight is about 8-12 kg (17.6-26.4 lb). They have well-developed bodies, large ears, a spotted coat, and very long legs. You cat will set you back anywhere from $600 to $2,000.
This young cat breed was developed in the USA in 2006. Elf Cats are the deliberate hybrid of the Sphynx and American Curl. The Elfs are unbelievably friendly, smart, mischievous, communicative, curious, and devoted creatures. Those who are eager to buy this unique cat will have to pay a rather large sum of money ~ $2,000.
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This cat’s ancestors were bred by Vikings 2,000 years ago. Nice and furry, this cat can stand harsh frost and is a great hunter. It is a big, strong cat, similar to the Maine Coon breed, with long legs, a bushy tail and a sturdy body. A kitten’s price varies from $600 to $3,000.
This large cat breed resembles a “toy tiger” with its coat pattern, and it explains the name’s origin. The breed’s founder states that the Toyger was developed to inspire people to think about tiger preservation in the wild. There are about 20 breeders in the United States and another 15 or so in the rest of the world. You can get inspired for about $500 to $3,000 for one of these kittens.
This breed was developed in California in 1981. The newborn kittens can hardly be told apart from the full-grown cats, but as early as the 10th day of their life their ears start turning back, like little horns. This specific feature touches hundreds of thousands of people around the world. To own an American Curl, be expected to pay around $1,000 to $3,000.
This breed was developed by crossing an Asian Leopard сat with a domestic cat to look like an exotic jungle cat. These cats love to swim, and, despite their impressive size (4-8 kg or 8.8-17.6 lb), they often climb their owner’s shoulders. This mini leopard can set you back anywhere from $1,000 to $4,000.
This rare breed appeared by crossing a domestic and a South American wild Geoffroy’s cat. The first representatives of the breed were developed in the USA in the 1970s for the purposes of studying leukemia. A mature cat weighs 11 kg (24.2 lb) on average. You can become an owner of a domestic predator for $4,000 to $8,000.
Also known as the Diamond Eye cat, we can find the earliest references to this breed in Tamra Maew, or ’Cat Book Poems’ (1350-1767). In ancient Siam, Khao Manee lived only with the royal families and were considered to be a symbol of luck, longevity, and wealth. Khao Manee cats are pure white with a short, smooth, close-lying coat. This lucky charm will set you back anywhere from $7,000 to $11,000.
This is one of the rarest cat breeds. It was developed by crossing a domestic breed of cat and a jungle cat. These are very sociable animals, and it’s hard for them to bear loneliness. Most Chausies are a little smaller than a male Maine Coon. Chausies are fun loving and will be happy with any company, whether it’s a human, other cats, or even a dog. A kitten’s price varies from $8,000 to $10,000.
The Caracal was in a real danger of becoming extinct several years ago. This wild cat breed has now been moved to “least concern” on the endangered cat list. The word Caracal means ‘black ears’ in Turkish. Large, tapering ears with five cm erect tufts of black hair, used for communication, are the most unique feature of this cat. Finding one of these exotic wild kittens will set you back $7,000 to $10,000.
This breed was developed by crossing an African Serval and a domestic cat. They are one of the largest cats: a mature cat weighs an average of 15 kg (33 lb) and reaches 60 cm (1.9 ft) in height. Savannah cats are known for their high level of intelligence, calm temper, curiosity, and active nature. They love taking a bath, walking outdoors, and games. To own one of these cats you need to have a large amount of space for it to play — as well as $4,000 to $22,000.
DNA tests have actually indicated that Ashera cats are actually Savannah cats but this hasn’t stopped the Ashera community. The breed was originally said to be developed by crossbreeding with two exotic wild species – the African Serval and the Asian Leopard cat and a domesticated cat. The result is a domesticated cat that looks just like a leopard. The Lifestyle Pets Company, the company that created the cat, breeds only five Asheras each year. The ones with patterns similar to a snow leopard have sold for over $100,000. This not so average kitty could set you back anywhere from $22,000 to over $100,000!
Which breed surprised you the most? Do you already own one of these gorgeous kitties?