With a distinct colorpoint coat and bright blue eyes, the Ragdoll cat breed is easier to pick out than you might think. Thanks to a combination of Persian and Siamese breeding stock, this cat is incredibly friendly, affectionate, noisy, and has quite the style. If you’re after an incredibly docile cat, this is the one – there was even a myth that Ragdolls are pain resistant.
They’re playful, relaxed, and gentle and will follow owners around the house. They make for good lap cats, too. They can even be trained to fetch toys. Prices range from about eight hundred dollars to two grand for a show kitten.
Recreating a Wild Animal
In an attempt to create a domestic cat that was similar in appearance to the American bobcat, we have the Pixie-Bob breed. Some tales even say that they are descendants of the bobcat. But, that's the only kind of tail this breed has – like a number of other cats, they have very short, bobbed tails, hence the name. A Pixie-Bob is a playful cat with a couple of odd behaviors.
They will give friendly headbutts, they can be taught to play fetch, they're usually fine with leash walking, and they can even understand some words. However, you'll have to pay at least a thousand for a cat of this caliber – up to twenty-five hundred dollars.
Friendly and Thick
With broad bodies, a short neck, and long fur, the Ragamuffin breed catches the eye no matter where it's found. This is the kind of cat that seems to be a "look but do not touch" breed, but you'd be wrong if you think that. They apparently love being held, picked up, and petted. In addition, they get along well with children and other animals.
They're beautiful and furry, and they play most of the time gently unless aggravated. You might even get lucky and find one with heterochromia. Prices range from about eight hundred to almost two thousand dollars.
It's Time to Get Fierce
The hallmark of the Russian Blue breed is the gray, shimmering coat color, clearly evident in this picture. It's a naturally-occurring breed that began in Russia (hence the name), featuring bright green eyes, pinkish paws, and tons of energy. Kittens require enough playmates or toys, or they'll end up being mischievous, which you don't want. They're athletic and love climbing.
They also seem to have the ability to remember familiar faces and will gladly greet familiar faces even when time has passed between visits. The pedigree price for cats of this caliber range from between fifteen hundred and three thousand dollars.
Straight From the Plains
By mixing domestic cats with a serval – which is related to the caracal – we get the highly attractive and lanky Savannah cat. They're large cats, and they have a lot of their wild traits, but they're fully domesticated. This breed is categorized with filial rankings – F1 kittens are direct offsprings of a wild parent, F2 would be an F1's kitten, and so on.
These are far pricier than some of the other cats on this list, with a price between one thousand and twenty thousand based on their filial ranking. Those closer to F1 are more expensive.