The 8 Most Expensive Cat Breeds Money Can Buy

Maine Coon 

Maine Coons have been on the Cat Fanciers' Association's top breed list for years, hence the loftier price tag. As one of the friendliest cat breeds, the Maine Coon is widely considered the gentle giant of the cat world. 


This exotic and small cat breed has only been around since 1993. It was created by a Russian breeder who crossed a hairless cat breed called the Donskoy and an Oriental Shorthair. 

Scottish Fold 

The folded ears are due to osteochondrodysplasia, a condition that causes a cartilage abnormality. It can cause pain in other body parts as the cat ages too. 

British Shorthair 

Fewer vet visits are a plus when you're laying down a large sum of cash to buy a pet. British Shorthairs can come in a variety of colors, but it's the smokey blue with copper-colored eyes that are the most coveted. 


Big and ultra-fluffy with piercing blue eyes, it's no shocker Ragdolls are so popular and thus command a higher price tag. But they are more than a pretty face. 

Russian Blue 

Sometimes the most expensive cat breeds want to know your worth. "They study every newcomer's intention from a safe distance," says Dr. Cuevas. "It's up to them to decide the relationship's terms." 


A super adorable Himalayan! This hybrid breed was created in the 1930s to achieve the Persian's long hair and the color points of the Siamese. 


As one of the oldest cat breeds, believed to be from Persia (now Iran), glamorous Persians are just as popular today as they were when they graced Queen Victoria's lap. 

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