American Curl

American Curl Kitten

The American Curl, as its name suggests, originated in the west coast of the United States in the early 80s. In fact, the first documented American Curl was actually a stray cat.

A distinguishing physical feature of the American Curl is its curly ears. This is a result of a random mutation.

The average American Curl will cost approximately $800-$1,200.

Personality-wise, the American Curl is extremely affectionate and enjoys being around humans. Additionally, it normally gets along with fellow cats as well.

The breed tends to be intelligent and does not vocalize as much as many other breeds do.

However, American Curl cats definitely need grooming, especially the long-haired ones.

Ragdoll

Ragdoll Cat

The Ragdoll barely sneaks into the top 10 on our list of the most expensive cat breeds in the world.

Ragdolls are a fairly new breed, originating in the UK in the 1960s.

Many people compare Ragdoll cats to dogs due to their behavioral tendencies. These cats enjoy following people around. They also interact with humans very well.

On average, a Ragdoll cat will run you between $800-$1,100.

Ragdolls are almost always relaxed and rarely on edge. They can show plenty of affection, and they get along well with other animals.

However, Ragdolls possesses a genetic mutation that can lead to a condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), which refers to the excessive growth of the heart.

British Shorthair

British Shorthair Cat

We kick off our list with a cat that dates all the way back to the first century.

The British Shorthair is a lot rounder than its American counterpart. It has an adorably chubby look.

Most recognize this breed for its wide face, bluish-gray fur, and copper eyes. However, it comes in many different colors.

British Shorthair kittens can cost anywhere between $800-$1,000, making them the most affordable breed on this list.

These cats can be extremely quiet, but they enjoy showing affection. However, they are not always very receptive to strangers.

For the most part, they are very easy-going and laid back. Furthermore, much like its appearance indicates, British Shorthairs are not the most active or energetic cats.