Scottish Fold: $500–$2,000The Scottish Fold, with its dominant genetic mutation that folds its ears forward, is the most costly cat breed. 1961 was the first. Its coat is any hue. It is docile, patient, loving, and good-natured.
American Curl: $800–$2,000The American Curl, whose ears curl back toward the skull, was born from a genetic abnormality in an ordinary cat litter. Our second most costly cat breed has silky, low-maintenance longhair and shorthair coats.
British Shorthair: $800–$2,300British Shorthairs cost next. British Blues have short, thick coats and distinctive colors. Black, calico, cameo, cream, red, silver, tortoiseshell, or black. Its coat determines its eye color: blue, gold, green, hazel, or orange.
Russian Blue: $300–$3,000The Russian blue has the coolest solid-colored fur, a thick, short coat in silver to slate grey, but a regular blue-grey with silver-tipped guard hairs. Emerald-green eyes.
Maine Coon: $400–$4,000
The largest domestic cat is the Maine Coon. This Maine-born cat's origins are unclear. The Maine Coon is a friendly, loyal, water-loving giant. Siberian and Norwegian Forest Cats may be linked.
Siberian cats welcome guests, children, and pets. The 1980s formalized a centuries-old Russian breed. Despite its double coat, its saliva is hypoallergenic.
Ragdoll: $800–$5,000Ragdoll prices vary. You may get a pet, show, or breeding cat. Whatever you choose, this breed has semi-long, silky fur, a color point coat, blue eyes, and a large, muscular body. 1960s American breeder Ann Baker invented it.
Peterbald: $1,700–$5,000The 1988-bred Russian Peterbald is unusual. A muted Sphynx. It might be hairless or have soft fuzz or coarse hairs. The Oriental Shorthair, Siamese, and a Sphynx bred it. Low-maintenance, sociable, affectionate, and loyal cats result.