Now many friends keep cats at home. In addition to the common pastoral cats, more and more people have requirements for breeds. The more common domestic cats are British Shorthair, Garfield cats, Siamese, American Shorthair, and more...
How expensive can a cat be?
Most of our cats are only a few tens of dollars, and a cat of hundreds of dollars is already expensive. Sometimes it is hard for us to imagine how expensive can a cat be. We checked the list of the most expensive cat breeds in the world in 2022, which listed the 12 most expensive cat breeds, the cheapest cat breeds of it sold for $1,000, and the most expensive - up to $125,000. Is it beyond your imagination? A cat is even worth a luxury car.
Why is it so expensive?
Why are these cat breeds so expensive? What factors determine the value of a cat?
Breed: "What is rare is the most expensive", from the perspective of the market, the rarer the breed, the higher the natural price. In the same way, the rarer the color, the higher the price, and the same for other characteristics.
Age: The older the cat is, the more accurately you can assess its condition. The price may be lower when it is small, but you are buying potential stocks.
Color: For a breeder who breeds exotic shorthair, a male cat that is homozygous for short hair is obviously very valuable.
Title: Has the cat ever participated in the competition? Have some titles been acquired? If it hasn't participated, what about its littermate siblings? This can be used as a basis for adding value.
Lineage: Do its parents have titles? Do its grandparents have titles? Is this bloodline common to many breeders, or is it very rare?
What is the most expensive cat breed?
Now the most expensive cat breed in the world is an extremely rare breed, named Ashera. The Ashera can cost as much as a whopping $125,000. A Los Angeles-based firm produces only 5kittens of this type each year. In aesthetics, the Ashera resembles a snow leopard in its pattern. But its behavior and temperament are similar to Savannah cats. It is a hybrid of the Asian leopard cat, a domestic housecat, and the African serval. It is loyal, affectionate, and very intelligent. The Ashera is the most prized pet cat in the world and you can take one home if you can cough up the astronomical price.
What other expensive cat breeds？
The "List" is mentioned above, lists the 12 most expensive cat breeds in 2022. We list them below so you can see what breeds these sky-high-price cats are.
Last but not least, we raise cats for companionship, and we should not pursue breeds too much. No matter what breed a cat is, as long as you like it, for you, it is the most expensive cat in the world.