Often we spare no expense when it comes to our pet’s happiness. For some, no expense is spared when acquiring their pet as well.
While dogs are better known for their variety, cats too have dozens of different distinct breeds, many of which have their own unique physical characteristics. These small differences lead some to spend thousands on a purebred pussycat.
CheatSheet has rounded up the 13 most expensive cat breeds across the globe, and these price tags may make you meow out loud.
It’s important to remember for every pricey purebred cat, there are numerous adoptable, and more affordable felines looking for a forever home in shelters and rescues around the world. These safe havens include cats of all kinds, including the breeds below.
8. British Shorthair
Price: $800 – $1,700
These handsome meowers are the third most popular cat breed, according to the Cat Fanciers Association.
Price: $900 -$1,900
No hair? No problem. For years, cat lovers have sought out this breed specifically for its lacking coat. But don’t expect to skip bath day. These cats tend to get oily and often require more bathing than other breeds.
6. Russian Blue
Price: $500 – $3,000
Blue-gray coats make this breed stand out from many others. This fur is often complemented by dazzling green or yellow eyes.
Like Sphynx kitties, this breed has little to no hair, but they are slightly larger and more active than their bald buddies.
Price: $1,800 – $3,000
One of the most identifiable breeds, these peke-faced felines are also known for being affectionate nap lovers.
3. Maine Coon
Price: $950 – $3,500
This Maine native is one of the largest and fluffiest breeds you can find.
Price: $1,500 – $5,000
A hybrid of an Asian leopard cat and a domestic cat, this breed has a high energy level and wild-looking coat.
Price: $1,000- $20,000
If you want something even wilder than a Bengal, the Savannah is a cross between a domestic cat and an African serval. First generation Savannah cats are 50% wild.