As a newer breed, the Highlander cat is still relatively unknown. They’re a deliberate cross between the desert lynx and the jungle curl breeds. They have short, bobbed tails, markings resembling a bobcat, and a blunt, wide muzzle. Their muscular bodies have plenty of energy, but these cats are often quite gentle and easy-going.
They’re good choices for families with kids since they’re patient and playful, but if there are no kids around, they can become bored fairly easily. As the breed is quite new and still rare, kittens from a breeder can go for as much as two grand.
Ready to Rex
Similar to the Cornish Rex, the German Rex is slender, big-eared, and has a silky, curly coat. As we can see, they even have sparkling blue eyes. These cats are quick to bond with owners and friends and are friendly with new people. They like to play, they have lots of energy, and they have also displayed high intelligence.
There are plenty of coat colors and patterns to choose from, and if you want a cat that needs daily affection, they're a good choice. You might have to pay up to a thousand dollars, but it might be worth it.
Come Here, Chocolate Kitty
By combining Siamese and domestic black cats, we get the Havana Brown. They have a creamy, dark coat, an expressive face, and can even hit us with some dazzling eyes. Descended from Siamese cats, they're friendly and playful. They like to meet strangers at the door rather than run and hide and love riding on human shoulders to get a high view of things.
They will so often groom their owner's hair that it becomes commonplace. Like other cats from the Siamese family, they don't like to be left alone for long periods of time. Want one of your own? You might have to pay up to thirteen hundred dollars for it.
Comfortable in the Snow
If this cat looks fine in the cold, that's because it's a Himalayan cat – a sub-breed of the Colorpoint breed, which also includes the Javanese and Colorpoint Shorthair breeds. Like so many other cats that have come from the Siamese family, Himalayan cats are surprisingly and remarkably pleasant around humans.
They want plenty of affection, they're devoted to good owners, and they have a high level of cat intelligence. Unlike many other Siamese-family cats, they can even enjoy their alone time, though they'll still let you know if they need attention. They are, however, a little more expensive – they can go as high as twenty-five hundred dollars.
So I Don't Have a Tail. So What.
It's a bit odd seeing a cat without a tail, but the Japanese Bobtail breed seems to get by fine without one. This breed has been part of Japanese culture for centuries and will often show up in traditional folklore and art. This is due to the bobbed tail gene being dominant – almost any cat with a Japanese Bobtail parent will exhibit this short, curled tail.
Sure, they might look a little strange, but they're still great with families and very smart, playful, and mischievous. They're also super noisy. Expect to see a price range of six hundred to sixteen hundred dollars from a reputable breeder.