Giving cats is a long tradition, which is not shunned by the powers that be. The Russian prime minister gave Tarja a kitten of the same breed as his pet "Dorofey".
So the representative of the "Neva Masquerade" went to Finland. That is why we will tell you in more detail about the most expensive cat breeds.
Savannah, 4-20 thousand dollars. Not only is this an expensive cat breed, but it is also the largest. For the first time on the market, large kittens with non-standard spotted color and wild look appeared in the 1980s. Then they cost from 20 thousand dollars. A large hybrid was bred on purpose, becoming a response to the emerging fashion to have cheetahs and leopards at home. Rich people love exotic things, so why not get a large pet, which, although it looks wild, does not require special supervision and care. The breed is a cross between an ordinary cat and an African serval, which in general is an interference with the natural course of development of nature. As a result, to breed such different felines, you have to persistently mate. 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 counterparts, they have an elongated neck and body. Savannahs love fresh air and bathing, are friends with other pets. The owners should take into account that these cats love to run and jump.
Kao-mani, 1.5-2.5 thousand dollars. This is a pretty old Thai breed that goes back several centuries. The name of cats is translated as "white pearl", they are also called "diamond eye", "white jewel". There were times when only noble persons could have these white animals. It happened that those who tried to steal kao-mani were even executed. And there is an explanation for such a harsh punishment - after all, these cats are considered a symbol of material wealth. Until now, in Thailand, some businessmen, for this reason, strive 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 directly says that white cats with sparkling eyes bring money and prosperity to the house. In Europe and the States, the breed has become known relatively recently. The first representative appeared in America only in 1999. Now there are only a couple of dozen of them. Kao-mani are muscular and flexible creatures that cannot stand loneliness, active, intelligent and playful.
Elf cat, 1,3-3 thousand dollars. Thanks to the works of Tolkien, there was a fashion for everything elvish. There are eccentrics who deliberately lengthen their ears. After all, people so want to be like fabulously beautiful creatures. Such fashion has not spared 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 good health. The American Curl was crossed with a Sphynx, which gave birth to an unusual creature. The elf cat seemed to have appeared from the pages of a fantasy work, it is unclear only which side she fought on. The repulsive impression is enhanced by wide-set and curled ears. But the elf cat is not only active and sociable, but also affectionate. Curious creatures love comfort and will gladly crawl into the owner's warm bed.
Bengali, 1.1-4 thousand dollars. This breed originates from the Asian leopard cat. About half a century ago, this wild beast was brutally exterminated, largely due to its beautiful silky skin. Little kittens were sold by poachers to gullible tourists, among whom was Jean Mill from Arizona. She named her kitten Malaysia, in honor of his historical homeland. However, the girl in the new place felt uncomfortable. To adapt, she was brought together with the most ordinary domestic cat. Soon the couple had offspring. However, the kittens died quickly. After evaluating her own experience, Jean 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 introduced. Bengal is 4 generations distant from its wild ancestor. Because of their color, these cats are also called leopard, but there is no close relationship with him. In the nature of Bengals, there are a lot of wild beasts - the creatures love to hunt, live in a flock. It is very important to tame them in time, then they will grow up non-aggressive.
Toyger, 1-5 thousand dollars. Many are jealous of those zoo workers who can communicate with large felines every day - lions, cheetahs, tigers. Especially for such feline lovers in 1993, a special breed was bred in America that looks like a tiger. Even its name literally translates as "toy tiger". The breeders gave the toyger a pronounced striped color. However, the breed itself has not yet come to a final standard. It is still necessary to round the toyger's ears and reduce the eyes. The idea of creating such a "toy" breed belongs to the American Judy Sajen. She not only decided to help the fanatics, but also to preserve the image of a tiger at least in miniature - what if the big cats die out? As a result, the toyger in many ways repeats the tiger - a kind of wild predator, black stripes, dense wool. But the character of the toyger is not at all predatory. They are intelligent cats that are quite independent but loyal to their owners.
Burmilla, $ 800-4000. The breed appeared quite by accident. In 1981, a feline romance took place on the estate of Baroness Miranda von Kirchberg. The Persian chinchilla, the Sankvist cat, and the Faberge cat, representing the lilac Burmese breed, were kept by servants in separate 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 a new breed appeared that looked attractive. The silvery fur of cats resembles that of an ermine. The Burmese and Chinchilla breed gave birth to the Burmilla. In 1984, a club of lovers of this breed was created in England. Burmillas are affectionate and gentle creatures, they are more sociable than chinchillas and not as picky as Burmese. These are calm animals that do not impose themselves on people. They say that Burmilla is like a dog in a cat's body.
Mainx tailless, $ 750-2700. The procession of elite tailless cats around the world began from the Isle of Man, in the Irish Sea. It is not clear only where the animals came from there - after all, their closest relatives are Japanese and Kurilian bobtails living on the other side of the planet. The tail, missing from the representatives of the breed, became the basis for many legends. It is said that the Manx cat was the last animal to land on Noah's Ark. It was the patriarch who pinched her tail with the door. 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 cats, then attaching them to clothing as a talisman. Then cats specifically began to give birth to tailless children in order to save them from suffering. In fact, the absence of a tail is a mutation. A small island became a place of incest of cats, as a result, an unusual gene passed from generation to generation. Unfortunately taillessness turned out to be associated with mortality, so few kittens survive, and mating with each other does not produce offspring. 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 Mainx cat is very active, loves to catch mice, fish and swim.
Peterbald, $ 700- $ 3500. Traditionally, it is believed that breeding new breeds is most often done in America. But Russian felinologists can also boast of achievements. It was in our open spaces that the St. Petersburg bald cat, or the Peterbald, was bred. Nowadays this breed is becoming more and more popular in the West. And the Peterbald was bred in 1994 in St. Petersburg, after mating the Don Sphynx and an oriental cat. It differs from other hairless breeds by a flexible and graceful body, an elongated muzzle and a long tail. By the way, bald cats are not hypoallergenic at all. After all, an undesirable reaction can occur not only because of the wool, but also because of the animal's saliva. But Peterbalds have an excellent character - they are friendly, intelligent and active creatures, also distinguished by devotion. These cats love communication, including with children and other animals. Peterbalds are not vindictive, excellent companions. Fans of the breed joke that cats gave up their fur in cold weather to warm their owner.
Laperm, $ 500- $ 4500. The first representative of this long-haired breed appeared in 1982 in Oregon, on the farm of the Kells. The kitten had a fragile and bald body, the owners even decided that the baby would have to be kept in the house, away from other inhabitants. However, just a few years later, an amazing metamorphosis took place with the kitten - it was overgrown with a curly fur coat, even the mustache began to curl. This variety is the result of a natural mutation in the common free breeding cats of America. True, the Americans themselves saw elements of mysticism in the appearance of an unusual cat. The fact is that the Kell family lived in the territory where the Indians once lived. Those worshiped the eternally awake goddess Tsagaglal and found many portraits of a deity in the vicinity, which resembled a cat's face. Lapermas themselves are very affectionate, active and inquisitive.
Turkish van, $ 400-1500. 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 the official recognition of the breed began back in 1955. Then English journalists, traveling around Turkey, took a couple of unusual kittens. They struck with their unusual behavior - in the heat they rushed to swim in the stream. After 4 years, a couple of kittens were brought to England. The offspring had stable characteristics, which marked the beginning of the breeding of the breed. In general, cats of this breed are often found in the history of Turkey, and indeed of the Muslim world in general. It is said that the home favorite of the Prophet Muhammad, Muizza, had multi-colored eyes. This is typical of most Vanir people. Another legend says that Kemal Ataturk said that his power would be inherited by the one who was bitten by the odd-eyed cat. The Turkish Van is a very affectionate and intelligent cat. These creatures are energetic and love to climb and run, she is not at all afraid of water.