Top 10 Most Expensive Cat Breeds

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Next to dogs, domestic cats are the pet lovers’ favorite. Some cat lovers would be willing to splurge a fortune just to get the pet cat of their dreams. Yes, some of the most expensive cats in the world can fetch as much as a few thousand to over 100,000 dollars!

Here’s a list of the most expensive breeds of cats in 2021 with the average price to own them, according to the website Finances Online.


10. British Shorthair

They are adorably chubby and rounded. They are known for their copper eyes, bluish-gray fur, and wide face. They can cost between $800 to $1,000. How avid of an exotic cat lover are you? If you are willing to have any one of the cats described above as your pet, be ready to pay the price.

9. American Curl

The breed originated in Lakewood, California. Its distinguishing features are a silk flat-lying coat, expressive eyes, and curling ears. It can cost as much as $1,200.

8. Russian Blue

This feline is characterized by its brilliant green eyes and silvery blue coat. The breed can be expensive, although not high maintenance – about $3,000 a kitten.

7. Scottish Fold

This Scottish breed is distinguished by its flexible ears that fold down and forward, providing the cat’s face an attractive teddy bear or owl look. These cats can cost up to $3,000.

6. Sphynx

It is a Canadian breed. The cats are known for their hairless look. They are loyal, playful, and enjoy human attention. Owning a Sphynx can cost you up to $3,000.

5. Peterbald

Peterbald was developed from mating between a Russian Donskoy and an Oriental Shorthair. Some cats of this breed may have hair that looks like a bristly beard, while others have a velvety coat. This cat may be priced up to $5,000.

4. Persian

They are noted for mushy faces and fluffy hair. With their origin traced back to ancient Persia, they have expressive eyes that give them a cute, delightful look. They can be priced up to $5,500.


3. Bengal

They have a feral and exotic look and are noted for their spotted coat and muscular build. The Bengal breed was developed from the mating of a wild Asian leopard and domestic shorthairs. They can fetch up to $25,000.

2. Savannah

Savannah is a hybrid of the wild African serval cat and a domestic Persian cat. An F1 female can command up to $50,000.

1. The Ashera

This extremely rare breed resembles a snow leopard in its pattern, a hybrid of the Asian leopard cat, African serval, and a domestic housecat. It is the most expensive breed in the world, which can cost as much as an astronomical $125,000.

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