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The 10 prized breeds of cats
The 10 prized breeds of cats
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The world of cats is really complex and difficult to understand in its entirety. There are felines of all kinds, today we focus on fine breeds of cats and let's try to understand what makes them so valuable.

gray cat
gray cat

Sought after all over the world and paid by the weight of gold, these are the cats with the rarest characteristics of all. It is precisely this aspect that causes prices to soar, even if we are not playing on the stock market.

Bengal cat

valuable breed of cat
valuable breed of cat

It is 1973 when Dr. Centerwall tries to make it immune from feline leukemia domestic cats, crossing them with an Asian leopard feline. Here is one of the most fascinating results.

It can even cost you 2,500 eurosAmong the precious cat breeds, it is considered domestic only after the third generation, before continuing to preserve wild behavior.

Savannah

Savannah cat
Savannah cat

Its appearance makes it rightfully among the strange breeds of cats. The first example dates back to April 7, 1986, thanks to Judee Frank who crossed a male serval with a Siamese cat. It is a large cat: it can be almost a meter long and weigh up to fifteen kilos.

Moreover, it needs large spaces, since when stationary it can jump up to two meters in height. AND a real rarity, due to the fact that the male savannah is sterile until the fifth generation. This raises the costs of a single specimen even up to 20 thousand euros.

Scottish fold

Scottish fold cat
Scottish fold cat

The Scottish Fold, the name suggests, is a native of Scotland. The soft and delicate coat it requires frequent care and is usually gray or black. The peculiarity of this breed is the tips of the folded ears.

Has a sociable temperament, playful and very affectionate. Ideal for apartment life, in adulthood it is often recommended for children. As for its price, it ranges from 200 to one thousand euros.

British Shorthair

Scottish fold cat
Scottish fold cat

The British shorthair, on the other hand, is descended from felines imported to Britain by the Romans, then crossed with native wild cats. For centuries this specimen has lived in the wild, or at least was not recognized and bred until the nineteenth century.

It is the most common breed in the registers of Governing Council of the Cat Fancy of the United Kingdom since 2001, when it overtook Persian. It is on sale at a price ranging from 400 to 900 euros.

Persian

Persian cat
Persian cat

Among the prestigious cat breeds there is the aforementioned Persian. Originally from Asia Minor, the first specimens arrived in Europe in 1626 from Pietro Della Valle. It is highly appreciated in the Victorian era: some historians recall that Queen Victoria owned very rare blue specimens.

Among the cats that remain small, the domestic feline par excellence and is highly sought after. For him too, the price is around one thousand euros.

Russian blue

russian blue cat
russian blue cat

The origin of this feline with a truly fascinating name seems to be shrouded in mystery. The first sightings place it in the north-west of Russia, as is easily understood.

He has a blue coat with numerous shades of gray. According to some, the expression on her mouth recalls the smile of the Mona Lisa. It is an affectionate and sociable feline, the price per specimen starts from around one thousand euros.

Maine coon

maine coon cat
maine coon cat

The maine coon originates from North America and is among the oldest natural breeds, so much so that it is generally considered a native of the state of Maine, of which it is the official cat.

Its name derives from the state of New England in which it was sighted, and from Raccoon (raccoon in English), due to its tail very similar to that of a raccoon. The price ranges from 700 to one thousand euros each.

Siamese

Siamese cat
Siamese cat

The Siamese landed in Europe for the first time in 1871 at the English Cat Show. In 1880 the king of Siam gave two couples of Siamese to Owen Gould, the English consul in Bangkok, who showed them in London.

Originally from Thailand, the Siamese cat falls into the category of aristocratic cats. It is ideal for allergy sufferers: it produces a minimal amount of Fel D1 protein and sheds little hair. Its price ranges between 200 and 700 euros.

Manx

Manx cat
Manx cat

The Isle of Man cat, also known as manx or kayt manninagh, is characterized by a natural mutation of the spinal column. In fact, it may happen that it has a smaller tail than the standard ones (in some cases, it is not even present).

Another typical feature is the structure of the paws: the posterior ones are longer than the anterior ones. It is generally sold for 300 euros, while the very rare variant with the white coat is valued at around three thousand euros.

Sphynx

hairless cat
hairless cat

Since ancient times almost hairless cats they appeared in various parts of the world as a spontaneous mutation. This breed, however, was born around the seventies in Canada.

It has the very delicate skin and cannot adequately shelter from the cold, which is why she loves living in warm and welcoming apartments. Its economic value can reach up to 1800 euros.

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