Top 10 Most Expensive Cat Breeds in the World 2016

A dog is a man’s best friend, but cats certainly are not that far behind. Cats actually make good pets as well, because of their independent nature and general cleanliness. It is now the most popular pet in the world. Cats have been domesticated since the Neolithic period, though the first certain signs that they were adopted as pets came in ancient Egypt. Known for its incredible breeding rate, cats are known to be excellent companions for humans.

They also have the ability to hunt down rats, vermin, and other household animals that humans consider as pests. Shy and introverted owners may opt for the aloof American Curl, or maybe even the Scottish Fold. Those with gregarious personalities who are outgoing will definitely prefer a Manx or a Birman. These two breeds actually have traits similar to a dog. If you are after a cat’s looks, prim and proper owners will do well with the Siamese, while those who are rough by nature may want a Maine Coon.

Some cats are more rare and more beautiful than others. The combination of rarity and beauty has brought about unbelievable prices for this animal.Many people indulge in furry feline companions, however, investing breeds that are of luxury status is common as well.  Many of us have heard about super-expensive dogs, but we’ve not really come across cats being as expensive, turns out they can be oven more costly. The prices are based solely on the purchase of the animal, taking care of them adds to the price as well. Here is a list of the top 10 most expensive cats in the world today.

Top 10 Most Expensive Cat Breeds in the World 2016

Top 10 Most Expensive Cat Breeds in the World 2014

British Shorthair

British Shorthair

  • price : $500 – $1,500

The British Shorthair is a domesticated cat whose features make it a popular breed in cat shows. It has been the most popular breed of cat registered by the UK’s Governing Council of the Cat Fancy since 2001, when it overtook the Persian breed Tenth most expensive cat is the British Short hair. It is also among the most popular breed of cat registered in the UK. British Short hair cats are a very popular breed in cat shows. They have a stable character, making them perfect for apartment living.

Scottish Fold

Scottish Fold

  • price : $200 – $3,000

The Scottish Fold is a breed of cat with a natural dominant-gene mutation that makes its ear cartilage contain a fold, causing the ears to bend forward and down towards the front of their head, which gives the cat what is often described as an “owl-like” appearance.Originally called lop-eared or lops after the lop-eared rabbit, Scottish Fold became the breed’s name in 1966. Depending on registries, longhaired Scottish Folds are varyingly known as Highland Fold, Scottish Fold Longhair, Longhair Fold and CoupariNinth place is for the Scottish Fold. The distinctive physical traits of the breed, combined with their reputation as unusually loving companions, make Folds highly sought-after pets and Fold kittens typically cost considerably more than kittens of more common breeds.

Sphynx

Sphynx

  • price : $300 – $3,000

The Sphynx is a breed of cat known for its lack of a coat. The contemporary breed of Sphynx is known also as the Canadian Sphynx, which is distinct from the Russian Sphynx breeds like Peterbald and Don Sphynx. Next in the list is the Sphynx. It is also among the most popular cat breeds. Sphynx is very distingushable as is hairless, but needs a special treatment.

Russian Blue

Russian Blue

  • price : $400 – $3,000

The Russian Blue is a cat breed that has a silver-blue coat. They are very intelligent and playful, but tend to be shy around strangers.Seventh place is for Russian Blue. The Russian Blue is a cat breed that has a silver-blue coat. They are very intelligent and playful, but tend to be shy around strangers. They develop close bonds with their human companions and are sought out as pets due to their personalities and coat. Some Russian Blues have a small puff of fur above both of their eyes that slant slightly down to give the appearance that Russian Blues look grouchy. These cats are known to be very playful, curious and intelligent. The Russian Blue is also known for getting along very well with other pets and children in a household.

Peterbald

Peterbald

  • price : $1200 – $5,000

The Peterbald is a cat breed of Russian origin. In the middle of the list is the Piterbald. It is a result of experimental mating of a Oriental Shorthair female World Champion and a Donskoy.This curious, smart and energetic breed has an elegantly slim graceful and muscular build. They live in harmony with other pets.Peterbalds have an elegantly slim graceful and muscular build. They have a narrow and long head with a straight profile, almond-shaped eyes, wedge-shaped muzzle, and big set-apart ears. They have a long whip-like tail, webbed feet and oval paws that allow them to grasp objects and open levered doorknobs.

Persian cat

Persian cat

  • price : $500 – $5,500

The Persian is a long-haired breed of cat characterized by its round face and shortened muzzle. Its name refers to Persia, the former name of Iran, where similar cats are found Fifth comes the Persian cat breed. They are topping also the most popular cat breeds list. The selective breeding carried out by breeders has allowed the development of a wide variety of coat colors, but has also led to the creation of increasingly flat-faced Persians. Favored by fanciers, this head structure can bring with it a number of health problems.

As is the case with the Siamese breed, there have been efforts by some breeders to preserve the older type of cat, the traditional breed, having a more pronounced muzzle, which is more popular with the general public. Hereditary polycystic kidney disease is prevalent in the breed, affecting almost half the population in some countries.

Allerca hypoallergenic cat

Allerca hypoallergenic cat

  • price : about $6,000

This is not a real different breed and I will consider make another list without the current number four. These cats are result of genetic researches of Lifestyle Pets, formerly Allerca.  Allerca scientists tried to delete or disable the gene that causes most human cat allergies. This is not a real different breed and I will consider make another list without the current number four. These cats are result of genetic researches of Lifestyle Pets, formerly Allerca. Allerca scientists tried to delete or disable the gene that causes most human cat allergies.

Bengal

Bengal

  • price : $1,000 – $25,000

The Bengal is a hybrid breed of domestic cat. Bengals result from crossing a domestic feline with an Asian leopard cat, Prionailurus bengalensis bengalensis An extremely beautiful and attractive breed, the Bengal is a hybrid breed of cat, formed by the cross of a domestic feline and an Asian Leopard Cat.After three generations from the original crossing, the breed usually acquires a gentle domestic cat temperament; However, for the typical pet owner, a Bengal cat kept as a pet should be at least four generations (F4) removed from the Leopard Cat.

Savannah

Savannah

  • price : $1,500 – $50,000

Our number two – the Savannah cat is a domestic hybrid cat breed. It is a cross between a serval and a domestic cat. Savannahs are commonly compared to dogs in their loyalty. They are also exceptionally intelligent. Our number two – the Savannah cat is a domestic hybrid cat breed. It is a cross between a serval and a domestic cat. Savannahs are commonly compared to dogs in their loyalty. They are also exceptionally intelligent.

Ashera

Ashera

  • price : $15,000 – $100,000

The Ashera looks like a cross between a leopard and a cat. It is a hybrid of an African Serval and the Asian Leopard cat more genes of a domestic cat. Asheras can weigh up to 40 pounds and they are so rare that only about four to five of them are created every year. Ashera is also a hybrid cat the African serval, the Asian leopard cat, and a domestic housecat.It is very intelligent, affectionate and loyal. However, the authenticity of the breed has been challenged, as the only known examples of “Ashera” cats have been proven by DNA testing to be Savannah cats – our number two – sold for four times the real price.It is also maybe the rearest cat in the world.

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