Updated: May 10
TOP 5 MOST EXPENSIVE BREEDS IN THE WORLD
WRITTEN BY XENA
I bring you the TOP 5 most expensive cats for which you will have to set aside a real small fortune if you want to have them and show your status symbol and prestige.
1. ASHERA CAT ($ 125,000)
It is the most expensive cat in the world. Not only is its selling price high, but you will also need to have a hefty wallet to feed it for over 2 decades. The most expensive are those with patterns like the snow leopard (a dizzying $ 125,000), the rest are sold for as little as $ 22,000, and the average price of this breed of cat is $ 28,000. The ASHERA is not a purebred breed, because it was created by crossing: AN AFRICAN SERVAL (like a SAVANNAH cat), an ASIAN LEOPARD (like a BENGAL cat), and a DOMESTIC DOMESTIC CAT. It is the rarest and newest breed of DOMESTIC CATS. It is a tall, graceful cat with large, pointed ears, weighing about 30 lbs, adorned with fur with leopard spots and tiger stripes. The lifespan of this beauty is about 25 years. ASHERA is a cat that loves to climb, it is friendly, loves children, and it is possible to train her. It likes to stay on a heated blanket during the colder days of the year. If you definitely want to show your status symbol by buying this beauty, keep in mind that you will have to "stand in line" for at least 9 months. So whoever loves, let him, love!
2. BENGAL CAT ($ 42,000)
It originated in the 1950s in the USA by crossing an ASIAN LEOPARD CAT (Prionailurus bengalensis) and a DOMESTIC CAT, especially the spotted EGYPTIAN MAU for the purpose of researching feline leukemia. In, physical appearance, the BENGAL CAT is similar to the ASIAN LEOPARD cat, and in character, the DOMESTIC CAT. She is muscular, of an athletic build, of medium size, smaller head, wide, wedge-shaped, rounded, small ears, wide at the base. Her eyes are very wide apart, oval or light almond-shaped with a slight slant. She has muscular legs of medium length with round and large paws, with the hind legs being longer than the front ones. The tail is thick, of medium length, tapering and rounding at the tip. The exotic appearance of this breed is especially contributed by a long, strong, and muscular body, and fur that is short to semi-long, shiny and dense, soft to the touch with dotted patterns in the form of a rosette or marbled (marbelle) patterns. The character of this beautiful cat says that it is a very active, agile, energetic, playful, smart, confident, and curious cat. Most Bengalis enjoy playing, chasing, climbing, and exploring. These are rare cats that love water and enjoy playing in the water. In general, Bengalis enjoy the action. They are a sociable breed, and it is very important that they socialize from an early age.
3. SAVANNAH CAT ($ 22,000)
The cat breed SAVANNAH was created by crossing the AFRICAN SERVAL - an African wild cat and a domestic cat. It is a relatively new breed of cat, recognized by the International Cat Association (TICA) in 2012, although it originated much earlier - back in 1986. The SAVANNAH cat is recognizable by its large, pointed ears and golden, silver, or black smoke-colored fur, covered with dotted patterns. Black SAVANNAHS are monochromatic with possible pale spots visible beneath the black. SAVANNAH is a spotted cat, and spots can be: oval, round or elongated dark brown to black. It has an elongated body with long legs and is almost the same size as any other large domestic cat. Unusual physical features such as a long neck, small elongated head, darkened eyes, and short, thick tail with black rings also give this breed an exotic look. The eyes have a boomerang shape — brown, gold, or green (except in kittens — whose eyes are blue) color. SAVANNAH is a short-haired cat, and its fur is easy and simple to nurture by weekly combing and brushing, and if necessary, nails can be cut and ears cleaned. SAVANNAH is a confident and active cat, very intelligent and curious, and is always looking for something interesting and adventurous. Like a dog, it can learn to walk on a leash or bring toys. She is very attached to her family and gets along best with people who are willing to play with her. Otherwise, it can become destructive. So give her plenty of play and lots of solid toys. She enjoys interacting with people, children, and other cats, but also with friendly affectionate dogs. If you are attracted to cats with a slightly wild character, then SAVANNAH is the right choice for you.
4. SPHYNX CAT ($ 3,000)
Cultivation of this breed in its present form began in Canada in 1966, when a domestic cat gave birth to hairless kittens by a spontaneous genetic mutation. The new breed was named MOONSTONE CAT (CAT OF THE MOONSTONE) and then CANADIAN HAIRLESS. Further crossbreeding creates a new breed called SPHYNX. This breed is recognizable by the fact that it is hairless, ie it has no fur, but it has a layer of fine undercoat. In SPHYNX cats, the lack of a mustache is quite common, and the skin around the muzzle, on the shoulders, and ears, can be wrinkled. The skin is sensitive to the sun, so before sun exposure, it is necessary to apply sunscreen with a high protection factor, because otherwise, burns can occur. Also, they need to be wiped frequently and regularly with damp wipes or some other damp cloth so as not to leave sweat stains on the furniture. Due to their sensitivity to heat and cold, it is best to keep them indoors. It is also necessary to clean their ears often, as they are prone to the accumulation of mucus and dirt. As they do not have fur, it should be borne in mind that these cats can often be cold. PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF SPHYNX cats are: muscular and round body with strong chest, elongated head with high cheekbones and accentuated chin, very large ears wide at the base, large and slightly slanted eyes, tail like a whip, narrowed towards the top where there is sometimes a tufted hair. The legs are of medium length with oval paws and long, slender toes, and the hind legs are longer than the forelegs. By the way, the SPHYNX CAT is: intelligent, curious and playful, talkative and loud, and very attached to its owner. They get along well with children, dogs, and other cats (preferably with other Sphynx cats). They are not recommended for people who are allergic to cat hair, because, although they do not have fur, they are not anti-allergic.
5. PETERBALD CAT ($ 3,000)
This breed is native to Russia-St. Petersburg. It was created in 1994 by an experimental crossing of the SPHYNKS cat and the ORIENTAL SHORT-HAIRED breed with the hair loss gene. The breed is fast becoming popular throughout St. Petersburg, so this results in the name PETERBALD. There are several variations of her fur: completely hairless, fur-like peach skin, and fur-like velvet, as well as their different variants that can change over time. The fur that a cat acquires at birth can change during the first two years of life (with a tendency to lose or gain hair). The characteristics of this breed are, in addition to the above: long and narrow head with a flat profile, large, separated ears, almond-shaped eyes (eye color depends on the color of the fur), wedge-shaped snout, long and strong tail like a whip, oval paws of medium size connected toes. It is this feature that allows them to open doors and hold on to various objects. Their hind legs are a little longer than their forelegs. The PETERBALD cat is distinct: energetic, smart, curious, but also affectionate, peaceful, and gentle personality. She is very attached to her owner and will follow in his footsteps wherever he goes, crawl into his bed, or sit on his lap. They are very talkative and get along well with other pets. As they do not have fur, they need to be bathed regularly. This breed does not belong to HYPOALLERGY cats and is recommended for people prone to allergies.
If you are wondering which of these MOST EXPENSIVE BREEDS of cats is also the MOST AGGRESSIVE? There are no rules. It is true that some cats are a little harder to tame than others (SAVANNAH, BENGAL, AFRICAN SERVAL, SPHYNX ). But they are neither lions, nor jaguars, nor tigers, and they need discipline, proper care, attention, and affection. And with the right education, you can turn a tiger into your "hairy friend".
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