To give cats is a long tradition, which the powerful of this world do not shy away. Not so long ago, Dmitry Medvedev gave the former president of Finland Tarja Halonen a new pet. After all, both cats of a retired politician died. The Russian prime minister gave Tarja a kitten of the same breed as his pet Dorofei.
So the representative of the “Neva Masquerade” went to Finland. The market price of such a kitten ranges from 200 to 700 dollars. This is a lot, but the pet market saw price tags and more. That’s why we’ll tell you in more detail about the most expensive breeds of cats.
4-20 thousand dollars. Not only is this an expensive breed of cats, it is also the largest breed of cats. For the first time on the market, large kittens with a non-standard spotted color and a wild look appeared in the 1980s. Then they cost from 20 thousand dollars. A large hybrid was specially developed, becoming the answer to the fashion that was born to start the houses of cheetahs and leopards. Rich people adore exotics, so why do not they have a big pet, which, although it looks wild, does not require special supervision and care. The breed is a cross between a normal cat and an African serval, which in general is an interference in the natural course of the development of nature. As a result, for the breeding of offspring so different felines have to perseveringly pair. But the result is excellent – an adult representative of the new breed reaches a height of 60 centimeters, and weighs up to 15 kilograms. Such cats are much smarter than their brethren, they have an elongated neck and body. Savannah loves fresh air and swimming, friends with other pets. Owners should take into account that such cats like to run and jump.
1,5-2,5 thousand dollars. It is happy with the old Thai breed, which has been counted for several centuries. The name of cats is translated as “white pearl”, they are also called “diamond eye”, “white jewel”. There were times when these white animals could have been raised exclusively by noble persons. It happened that those who tried to steal ka-mani were even executed. And this severe punishment has its own explanation – after all, these cats are considered a symbol of material prosperity. So far in Thailand, some businessmen are therefore eager to acquire such an elite cat. In addition, the magical properties of kao-mani are confirmed by an ancient document, “The Book of Poems about Cats.” It says explicitly that white cats with sparkling eyes bring money and prosperity to the house. In Europe and the United States, the breed became known relatively recently. The first representative appeared in America only in 1999. Now they are only a couple dozen. Kao-mani are muscular and flexible creatures who do not tolerate loneliness, active, intelligent and playful.
1,3-3 thousand dollars. Thanks to the works of Tolkien, there was a fashion for everything elven. There are cranks who deliberately lengthen their ears. After all, people so want to be like fantastically beautiful creatures. Did not pass this fashion and the cat world. In 2007, a new breed began to be created. American Karen Nilsson, after the death of her beloved sphinx, decided to create a new hybrid, which, in addition to its unusual appearance, would also have strong health. The American curl was crossed with a sphinx, which gave birth to an unusual creature. A cat-elf allegedly appeared from the pages of a fantasy-work, it is not clear only on whose side she fought. The repulsive impression is enhanced by widely spaced and bent ears. But the cat-elf is not only active and sociable, but also affectionate. Curious creatures love comfort and will happily crawl into the warm bed of the owner.
1.1-4 thousand dollars. This breed originates from an Asian leopard cat. About half a century ago, this wild beast was brutally exterminated, in large part due to its beautiful silky skin.Small poached kittens were sold to gullible tourists, among whom was Gene Mill from Arizona. Her kitten she called Malaysia, in honor of his historic homeland. However, the girl in the new place felt uncomfortable. For adaptation it was reduced to the most ordinary domestic cat. Soon the couple had offspring. However, the kittens quickly died. Evaluating their own experience, Gene Mill decided to start breeding a new breed. Her experiments lasted more than ten years, ending only in 1987, when the first Bengal cat was presented. Bengal is four generations distant from his wild ancestor. These cats are called leopards because of their color, but there is no close kinship with him. In the character of Bengal there are many from the wild beast – creatures like to hunt, live in a flock. It is very important to tame them in time, then they will grow non-aggressive.
1-5 thousand dollars. Many envy those workers of the zoo, who can communicate every day with large cats – lions, cheetahs, tigers. Especially for such cat lovers in 1993 in America was a special breed that looks like a tiger. Even its name is literally translated as “toy tiger”. Breeders gave the toager a pronounced striped color. Nevertheless, the breed itself has not yet reached the final standard. It is still necessary to round off the toger of the ears and to reduce the eyes. The idea of creating such a “toy” breed belongs to an American Judy Sajzhen. She not only decided to help the cat-fans, but also to preserve the image of the tiger, at least in miniature – suddenly the big cat’s will die out? As a result, the toger in many respects repeats the tiger – a kind of wild predator, black stripes, dense wool. Only here is the nature of the toger is not predatory at all. These are smart cats who are fairly independent, but are devoted to their masters.
800-4000 dollars. The breed appeared quite by accident. In 1981, in the estate of Baroness Miranda von Kirchberg, a cat romance happened. Persian chinchilla, cat Sunquist, and the cat Faberge, representing lilac Burmese breed, were kept by servants in different rooms. However, someone forgot to close the door and two loving hearts were reunited. The Baroness was angry at first, but she softened, only when she saw the newborn kittens. So there was a new breed that looked attractive. Silver cat fur resembles an ermine skin. Burmese and chinchilla breed spawned burmilla. In 1984, a club of fans of this breed was created in England. Burmilla are affectionate and tender creatures, they are more sociable than chinchillas and not as fastidious as Burmese. These are calm animals that are not imposed on people. They say that Burmilla is like a dog in the body of a cat.
750-2700 dollars. The procession of elite tailless cats around the world began with the Isle of Man, which is in the Irish Sea. It is not clear just where the animals came from – after all, their closest relatives are Japanese and Kurilian Bobtails living on the other side of the planet. The missing tail of the breed became the basis for many legends. It is said that the Maine cat turned out to be the last animal on Noah’s Ark. It was the patriarch who pinched her tail with a tail. Mad with pain, the cat swam from Ararat to the Isle of Man. Another legend says that the ancient Celts cut off the tails of the cats, attaching them then to the clothes as a talisman. Then the cats specially began to give birth to tailless children to save them from suffering. In fact, the absence of a tail is a mutation. A small island became the place of incest of cats, as a result an unusual gene passed from generation to generation. Unfortunately, the tailless was associated with mortality, so few kittens survive, and the pairing of representatives of the breed of offspring does not. The character of such a cat is domestic, she does not like adventure and travel, equally affectionate towards all family members.On its territory, the Maine cat is very active, loves to catch mice, fish and swim.
700-3500 dollars. Traditionally, it is believed that the breeding of new breeds is most often practiced in America. But Russian felinologists, too, can boast of achievements. It was on our expanses that a St. Petersburg bald cat was brought out, or a Petersburg pierbald. Now this breed is becoming more popular in the West. A deduced peterbold in 1994 in St. Petersburg, after mating the Don Sphynx and oriental cat. From other hairless breeds this differs a flexible and elegant body, an extended muzzle and a long tail. By the way, bald cats are not hypoallergenic at all. After all, an unwanted reaction can come not only because of the hair, but also the saliva of the animal. But Peterbald have an excellent character – they are friendly, intelligent and active beings, who also distinguish themselves with devotion. Such cats love communication, including with children and other animals. Peterbald’s are not vindictive, excellent companions. Fans of the joke joke that the cats gave their fur in the cold season to warm their master.
500-4500 dollars. The first representative of this longhaired breed appeared in 1982 in Oregon, at the farm of the spouses Kell. The kitten had a fragile and bald body, the owners decided even that the baby would have to be kept in the house, away from other inhabitants. However, just a few years later, a wonderful metamorphosis took place with the kitten – he grew a curly coat, even his mustache began to curl. Such a variety was the result of a natural mutation of the usual crossing freely cats of America. True, the Americans themselves saw in the appearance of an unusual cat elements of mysticism. The fact is that the Kell family lived in the territory where the Indians once lived. They worshiped the eternally awake goddess Tsagaglalal and in the vicinity found many portraits of a deity that resembled a cat’s face. Lapermas themselves are very affectionate, active and curious.
400-1500 dollars. The representative of the breed even became a symbol of the campaign for Turkey’s accession to the European Union. The fact is that many Turkish Vans live in European families. And the history of official recognition of the breed began back in 1955. Then the English journalists, traveling around Turkey, took a couple of unusual kittens. They were struck by their unusual behavior – in the heat they rushed to swim in the stream. After 4 years, another couple of kittens were brought to England. The offspring had stable characteristic features, which marked the beginning of the breeding of the breed. Cats of this breed in general often occur in the history of Turkey, and indeed the Muslim world. It is said that the pet of the Prophet Muhammad, Muizza, had multicolored eyes. This is common to most Vans. Another legend says that Kemal Ataturk said that his force will be inherited by the one who will be bitten by a disagreeable cat. The Turkish van is a very affectionate and intelligent cat. These creatures are energetic and adore climbing and running, she is not at all afraid of water.