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.
Like a Big, Hairy Siamese
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.
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.
I Can't Hear You
Thanks to a dominant gene mutation that affects the cartilage in the body, the Scottish Fold breed has ears that “fold” or otherwise bend forward toward the face. It gives what many consider to be an owl-like appearance. However, there are some that still have straight ears, though all Scottish Fold ears are smaller than normal ears.
These cats adjust to other animals well and become very attached to their owners. They hate being on their own, so households with kids or other pets are a good choice. Depending on the size and color of the Scottish Fold in question, prices can range from two hundred and fifty dollars to up to two thousand!
A Rex With Plenty of Fur
Unlike other breeds in the Rex family, the Selkirk Rex does not lack fur – in fact, it looks like it has enough to make up for the rest of them. It's the first and so far only breed of cat that is named after an actual person – breeder Jeri Newman named it after her stepfather.
Unlike other Rex breeds, which have less hair, the Selkirk is very much not recommended for those with cat allergies. With a quiet and affectionate nature, Selkirk cats are patient lap cats. A pedigreed Selkirk kitten will cost you anywhere between six hundred and fifteen hundred dollars.