There are about 250 breeds of cat in the world. Some can be curly, some can be fluffy, some may be friendly, some are wild. But there is one thing in common for every breed of cat: they are all beautiful. That said, some breeds of cat are known for being valuable and may cost a fortune if you want to own one.
#1 Norwegian Forest cat ($600-$3,000)
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. A kitten’s price varies from $600 to $3,000.
#2 Himalayan cat ($500-$1,300)
This breed looks much like a Persian cat, but it’s characterized by blue eyes and colorpoint coloring (light body with dark face, feet, ears, and tail). Himalayan cats were bred in 1950 in the USA. Himalayans are tender, obedient, and friendly cats with a calm temper. A kitten costs from $500 to $1,300.
#3 Scottish Fold ($200-$1,500)
The calling card of Scottish Folds is cute ears that, unlike other cats, don’t stick up – they hang. This unusual feature is a result of genetic mutation. 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 that they can stand on their hind legs and observe things they’re interested in. A kitten costs from $200 to $1,500.
#4 Peterbald ($400-$1,200)
The Peterbald, also known as the Petersburg Sphynx, was bred in Russia in 1994. These elegant cats have slim bodies, elongated heads, and large extended ears. The body can be bald or fuzzy. Peterbalds are sociable, tender tempered, and easy to train. This kitty will cost you from $400 to $1,200.
#5 Egyptian Mau ($500-$1,500)
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. To become an owner of an Ancient Egyptian cat you will pay from $500 to $1,500.
#6 Maine Coon ($600-$1,500)
The Maine Coon is one of the largest 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 animals. This giant kitty’s price ranges between $600 and $1,500.
#7 LaPerm ($200-$2,000)
This is one of the most unusual breeds that appeared in 1980 in the USA. 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.
#8 Russian Blue ($400-$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. You can buy this lucky charm for $400 to $2,000.
#9 Serengeti cat ($600-$2,000)
This breed begins its history in California in 1994. 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 can buy this cat for $600 to $2,000.
#10 Elf cat ($2,000)
This young cat breed was developed in the USA in 2006. The Elfs are unbelievably friendly, smart, mischievous, communicative, curious, and devoted creatures. Those who’re eager to buy this unique cat will have to pay a rather large sum of money – $2,000.