Got some cash burning a hole in your pocket and ready to spend it on one of your favorite creatures? Get ready to meet the world’s most expensive cat breeds!
In case you’re wondering what makes these expensive cats so special, it’s really a combination of things. As you’ll see from this list of pricey pussycats, some of them are very popular and some are very rare, both factors that contribute to the hefty price tag.
You’ll also notice that all these expensive cats are purebred cats. Now we’re not going to get into the whole debate on whether purebred cats are “better” cats. That’s just ridiculous, all cats are amazing.
Also keep in mind that these expensive cats cost more for a reason. To breed a purebred cat requires the breeder to be very, very choosy. This means being picky when matching father and mother cats, extensively monitoring any potential bad recessive traits with medical testing, and screening problematic cats out of the breeding program.
That’s what it takes to keep a restricted gene pool that will produce healthy purebred kittens. As a result, each kitten from reputable breeders have had a lot of time, love, and expense dedicated to them by the time they are ready for a new home. This is not cheap, which is why the cats are not either.
Although “not cheap” may be the understatement of the year when it comes to these felines, as you’ll soon find out. Ready to meet the most expensive cat breeds in the world?
Here they are, in order from the least expensive to the most expensive cats ever!
1. Ashera cat -price : $15,000 — $100,000 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.
2. Savannah cat -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. 3.