10 of the Most Expensive Cat Breeds

You can sometimes find free kittens all over your local community, but did you know that some cat breeds tend to be pretty pricey? Sure, you can get your average domestic shorthair cat about a dime a dozen, but for some breeds you will have to have a pretty thick wallet in order to acquire one. The good news is that most expensive cat breeds are expensive for a reason, whether they are hypoallergenic or allergy friendly, or they are just too cute. 

Here are some of the most expensive cat breeds that you will ever find. 

1. British Shorthair

First on our list is the British Shorthair. They are actually one of the most popular cat breeds across the entire globe. They are really beautiful as well. They have short hair, but their hair is really glossy and looks really healthy. They also have affectionate personalities. While we are not too sure why they are so expensive, they can cost up to $1700 for a kitten. You may pay a little less, however, if you want one that has already reached maturity.

2. Ragdoll

The Ragdoll is a very sought-after breed just because they are super cute, and they are also very laid back. They tend to just lay around like a ragdoll, and for this reason tend to be good with families with children. They typically have blue eyes, and a whitish coat with dark markings around their face. They are one of the most affectionate breeds but be prepared to shell out a decent amount of money for one. They can range anywhere from $800 to $1500.

3. Sphynx

Sphynx cats have long since been known for not having any fur. They are known as the hairless cat. They are pretty expensive, but they are also rather rare cat breeds. If you are looking for a cat that won’t really affect your allergies too much, then this may be the way to go. Just know that while they don’t have fur, they can still get pretty dirty. The upside, no hairballs. Look to pay anywhere from $1000 to $2000 for this breed though.

4. Bengal

The Bengal is another really great breed to consider, but it does come with a hefty price tag. They look like a little leopard, which makes people want them even more. 

They look like they belong in the wild, but they are very much domesticated. The sticker shock on this brand may actually surprise you the most though, as they can cost up to $5000. 

5. American Curl

The American Curl is another pretty expensive breed. They are distinctive because their ears curl inward.  This is where they get their name from – the American Curl. They also have a long, luxurious coat. Their personality is a win as well, as they are really loving and enjoy playing. They do tend to be expensive, ranging anywhere from $800 to $1400 for a kitten. The good news is that they are so distinctive, so you can tell what you are getting with this type of kitten.

6. Scottish Fold

The Scottish Fold is another really precious breed that you are sure to fall in love with. Much like the American Curl, the Scottish Fold has really unique ears. Their ears, however, fold all the way down to the front. It can almost appear as if they don’t have ears at all if they have enough fluffy fur around their face. This breed can range in price anywhere from $800 to $1500, which is really expensive compared to some other cat breeds.

7. Persian

The Persian definitely made the list as well.  Persian cats are really popular, because they are so charming and adorable. They are usually pretty pricey, though, ranging anywhere from $1500 to $3000. They are most known for their love of taking naps, and for how affectionate they are with their owners. If you want a cat that is going to show you love and affection nearly 24/7 then you definitely want to consider a Persian. 

8. Russian Blue

The Russian Blue is unique in that it has a coat that is almost bluish in appearance. This is where they get their name. They look almost smoky, but they do have a really unique look to them. They also usually have greenish or gold eyes that really pop next to the color of their coat. Their look is usually what makes them so expensive.  You could pay anywhere up to $3,000 for one.

9. Siberian Forest Cat

Next, we have the Siberian Forest Cat. They are really known for being more dog like than cat like. They act more like a dog than anything else. They are also super cute. They have long hair, and they look really fluffy. They were designed to live in the forests of Siberia, which is why they have such long coats. They are typically pretty expensive, which is why they made this list. You can look to pay upwards of $1600 or more for this type of cat.

10. Savannah

Finally, we have the Savannah. They are another very exotic breed of cat. They are made when you mix a domestic cat with an African cat. They are really beautiful, but you may have to take out a second mortgage for one of these babies. They can cost anywhere up to $20,000.  You could get a car for that amount!

If you are looking for an affordable kitten, then you may want to steer clear of these. If you do have a little bit to put down for a great breed, then these can be a great choice. Just remember, when you opt to buy a cat that is going to be a pretty penny, you will want to have them checked out by a veterinarian first. There are too many fraud cat breeders out there that just look to get your money, and some don’t even really care if you get a healthy cat out of it.