Another contender for the world’s smallest cat breed, the Toybob cat is a particular mix of traits. Related to the Siamese, this breed also has a bobbed tail, and it’s incredibly small. A full-grown member of the breed will look like a standard cat at six months old. While it might not be the most active cat, this is one of the few Siamese descendants that isn’t painfully vocal.
They’re still playful at times and make for great lap cats due to their size and gentle nature. If you want one of your own, you’re going to have to hand over a bundle – around two thousand dollars, according to sources.
Stretching in the Sun
Named after the Arabuko Sokoke National Forest in Kenya, the Sokoke cat is a natural breed of domestic cat from Africa. They have a long, leonine, wild appearance, and they might be the rarest breed of domestic cat in the world. Finding good breeding stock is becoming harder. This isn't the kind of cat that likes a lot of attention or being cuddled. However, they're still friendly and will show it by following you around the house.
They adapt well to changes such as moving or new family members and aren't very timid compared to most other cats. It can be a boatload to get one of these cats – up to two thousand dollars.
Quite the Foxy Kitty
While you may think this is a wild animal, it's actually a Somali cat related to the Abyssinian. One of the nicknames for it is the Fox Cat. Somalia borders modern-day Abyssinia (which is now Ethiopia), so the name was a simple one. These cats are energetic and social, and their long fur, sleek bodies, and large ears make them incredibly noticeable.
They have few health issues, and they're the kind of cat that loves to spend time with humans and other animals. Seems like a dream come true, right? Well, as long as you can afford the price – the low end is a thousand dollars, with pricier cats costing fifteen hundred or more.
There From the Very Beginning
Like the Persian, the Turkish Angora is a breed that has been around since cat antiquity. They feature luxurious, soft coats and elegant bodies. They commonly display heterochromia and have a variety of fur colors, though they are best known for their full white coats.
These cats will pick out a specific family member and bond with it – becoming protective and attentive to that person. They like being helpful, as much as a cat can be — it's not like it will do your dishes. They enjoy riding on human shoulders and get along well with other pets and children in the home. Getting one from a breeder can mean as much as two thousand dollars.
No More Chocolate
With a long, fluffy coat and a tapered tail and featuring a coat almost entirely dark brown, the York Chocolate breed was a sight to behold. Notice that we said WAS – this breed is sadly considered extinct. There are bound to be similar cats out there, but without pedigree papers, it's impossible to say if they're actually part of the family or not.
It originally found favor in Italy as an even-tempered and friendly lap cat that didn't mind being cuddled at all. They followed their owners around and had plenty of curiosity but were sometimes shy. They were also good hunters. Unfortunately, no amount of money will net you one of these cats.