10 Most Expensive Cat Breeds In The World

Posted by Christy Caplan
Scottish Fold

Some of these cat breeds are crazy expensive!

According to Crazy Rich Pets, statistics from the Humane Society of the United States show that there are around 94.2 million owned felines with only four percent having been purchased from a breeder. Those four percent may likely be these ten very expensive cats. Some of these breeds have made our 'most affectionate' and 'most cuddly' lists, too.

1. The Scottish Fold

Portrait of a scottish fold breed blue cat

Scottish Folds are known for the shape of their ears, but one cat in Japan is gaining Instagram followers due to her gigantic eyes.

Price range: $2,000 

2. Selkirk Rex

Side view of a Selkirk rex lying, isolated on white

Did you know that these cats have curly or wavy hair? The Selkirk Rex cat is famous for her thick, curly hair that earned the fitting nickname "the cat in sheep's clothing."

Price range: $500-$800

3. Siberian

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Care.com tells us, these cats have been around since 1000 A.D.:

"Hailing from Siberia, this breed was first referenced all the way back in 1000 A.D., according to TICA. Powerful, intelligent and entertaining best describe the Siberian, which frequently takes problem-solving (like opening doors) into their own paws. Their semi-long coat is thick in the winter to withstand the elements and becomes shorter and lighter in the warmer months."

Price range: $1,000-$2,000

4. American Shorthair

American Shorthair cat
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Crazy Rich Pets say these cats are bred for their disposition. The American Shorthair is the pedigreed variant of the Domestic Short-haired Cat.

"Descended from felines who sailed on The Mayflower, the American Shorthair has been valued for centuries for its sweet personality and rat-catching talents."

Price range: $600-$1,200

5. Maine Coon

Maine Coon Cat

The Maine Coon is an American breed of cat which is well-adapted for working in the cold winters and fluctuating seasons of the New England region. It is called a Maine Coon because it was first recognized in the state of Maine and is now the official state cat. It was also famously the pet of Marie Antoinette in France before it was established here in America.

Price range: $400-$3,500

6. The American Wirehair

American Wirehair

The American Wirehair Cat is considered a national treasure.

There are so many interesting facts about this beautiful cat! The American Wirehair is known as a very pleasant cat to have as a companion, and also requires "almost no brushing." 

Price range: $1,000-$1,200

7.  Ragdoll

Ragdoll Cat
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If you're looking for a cuddly, affectionate, and incredibly laid-back cat, you'll find it in the Ragdoll. This unique breed is known for its dog-like behaviors and lackadaisical attitude. Whereas many other cats are known for being highly particular and even sometimes "snobby," the Ragdoll is anything but.

Price range: $1,000 to $1,300

8. Sphynx or Sphynx Cat

Sphynx

The official name for the hairless cat breed is the Sphynx cat. The breed began in the 1960s, when a domestic cat gave birth to a hairless kitten, which was the result of a natural gene mutation. Breeders began to breed cats with this mutation, creating the Sphynx cat breed.

Price range: $900-$2,000

9. British Shorthair

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Good Housekeeping tells us this breed is very calm and easy-going!  In the interview, experts say this breed is suitable for a working individual because they don't require much attention.

Price range: $1,500-$2,000

10. Russian Blue or Russian Blue Cat

Russian Blue Cats

Russian Blues are sometimes called Archangel Blues.

These stunning cats are most well known for their thick grey coats that look almost blue. They are a friendly cat breed and bond strongly with their family members. Though sometimes they can be wary and shy around strangers, they are generally sociable cats.

Price range: $500 to $3,000

Other expensive cat breeds include Savannah Cat, Bengal, American Curl, Persian Cat, Asian Leopard Cat, Egyptian Mau, Oriental Shorthair, Norwegian Forest Cat, Korat, Ocicat, Siberian Forest Cat, Abyssinian, and African Serval.

All of these popular cat breeds are loved by cat owners all over the world. Contact the Cat Fanciers' Association for reputable breeders. They can talk to you about any possible health issues of these popular breeds. The price tag is crazy for some of these cat breeds!

Are you lucky enough to live with any of these cats? If you do, tell us what they're like below in the comments! 

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