Whether for their character traits or their physical characteristics, some companion cats can be worth amazing prices depending on the breedings. Small anthology with this non-exhaustive Top 10 of the most expensive cats in the world.
1. The Ashera – Most Expensive Cat Record: 111,000 $
Created by the American company Lifestyle Pets in 2005, this hybrid breed originated from a cross between a serval, an Asian leopard and a domestic cat. This is the rarest, largest and most expensive breed in the world – indeed it has been a registered trademark since 2007.
There are only about 50 in the world. No need to try to reproduce it: the specimens are sterile. The Ashera can be up to four feet long and is usually cream with brown spots or brown with black spots, similar to a leopard. There is even a hypoallergenic variety!
Its market value depends of course on its pedigree, but the price of an ashera varies between 20,000 and 100,000 dollars: the record for this specimen would have even reached the sum of 111,000 dollars. A pet that looks like a wild animal … Except for the price!
2. The Savannah – up to 5,000 $
This breed of cat originated from the cross between a domestic cat and a serval, which is a feline of the cheetah family. It was created in the United States in 1986 and is banned from importation in some countries: Savannah cats being excellent hunters, represent a threat to local fauna.
Other cities prohibit it because of its behavior unsuited to captivity. This type of cat is very large since it can measure up to 40 centimeters at the shoulder. Moreover, the record for the largest domestic cat in the world is held by one of its representatives: Arcturus Aldebaran Powers, who displays 48.3 cm at the withers.
Much like Ashera, Savannah’s short hairs are hypoallergenic. All these rarities come at a price since it is one of the most expensive cat breeds in the world: in fact, the price of a savannah varies between 2,000 and 5,000 dollars.
3. The Bengal – up to 3,000 $
A small, wild-looking feline, the Bengal captivates with its fur that resembles that of the Bengal leopard cat – a wild species. Indeed, its “marble” dress can present different rosettes (two-tone, arrowhead, open or closed).
The incredible coat of this type of cat is explained by its origin: the Bengal cat is the result of the cross between this famous leopard cat and a domestic cat, more precisely, an American shorthair. The beginning of the selection of this new breed began in 1963 and it was officially recognized in 1986.
Since 2009, the Bengal has been a huge success … Perhaps because any crossbreeding with leopard cats is now prohibited. This little wonder obviously comes at a cost: the price of the Bengal cat climbs up to 3000 dollars in some kennels, which places it in the top 3 of the most expensive cats.
4. The Peterbald – up to 2,000 $
The Peterbald descends from the Danskoy and the Siamese. This breed of cat, created in 1994 in Saint Petersburg, Russia, was only recognized in 2003 by the World Cat Federation.
There are three varieties of Peterbald cats: the hairless (which are hairless), the velvet (which has a little down), and the brush (which has very short and hard hair). Its demonstrative character makes it an ideal life companion. The followers of this breed of cats, aware of its many qualities, are moreover ready to pay up to 2,000 dollars to acquire it … A luxury cat, then!
5. Le Manx – up to 1,600 $
Also called the “Isle of Man cat”, the Manx has the particularity of not having a tail. This extremely rare characteristic is the consequence of too much inbreeding of the species, then isolated on the British island.
According to its total or partial absence, the Manx takes different names: “Rumpy” for a total absence of tail, “stumpy” when it is only a few centimeters, and even “longy”, which is a tail of almost normal size. . The breeding of this luxury cat is very delicate … Result: the price of a Manx cat varies between 1,200 and 1,600 dollars.
6. The Sphynx – up to 1,600 $
While it is far from unanimous because of its bare coat (in short, its skin), the Sphynx cat is nonetheless highly prized for its intelligence. The cost of this hairless cat is also around 1,600 dollars.
7. The Main Coon – up to 1,500 $
The favorite feline of our French neighbors; the Main Coon is the seventh most expensive cat breed in the world; with a price between 1,000 and 1,500 dollars.
8. The Scottish Fold – up to 1,400 $
His face and his little ears melt all cat lovers. Result? Its price varies between 1,000 and 1,400 dollars.
9. The British Shorthaire – up to 1,400 $
His round head makes more than one crack. Count between 700 and 1,400 dollars
10. Russian Blue – up to 1,100 $
The one that takes its name from its fur is, by this peculiarity of original color, very coveted. It can cost up to 1,100 dollars.
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