If we tell you that this immense kitty is bred from wild jungle cats, we bet you’d believe us. Well, that’s the honest truth. By now, they’re completely domestic in temperament, though they certainly still look the part. They’re known as Chausies, and they still have a little bit of wildness in them.
Breeders outbred most of the wild attributes, but Chausies are still playful and intelligent. They’re incredibly energetic as kittens, and they only slow down a little bit as they age. However, they hate being alone and need a human or other pet in the house – dogs are a perfect choice. These animals are expensive: up to three grand.
We Hope You Like Brushing
At one point thought to be extinct, the Chantilly-Tiffany breed was rediscovered in the sixties in America. Also known as the Foreign Longhair, this cat looks like the kind that simply can't be bothered to do anything except sit on the couch in the sun. They need a lot of brushing – every other day – to keep their coats clean and to control loose hair.
Their golden eyes are arresting, and their long hair is certainly fabulous. Or it was, at least. After an initial extinction scare, it turns out that the Chantilly-Tiffany breed is indeed extinct. Records show that there is a single surviving member of the breed left, a fixed female.
It's a Very Normal-Looking Cat
While the Chartreux breed we see here seems pretty normal, it's actually quite a rare and famous breed from France. The history of the breed goes all the way back to 1558 when a poem mentioned the cat. So what's so special about them? Well, they're prized as hunters by farmers. They also have a head structure that makes it look like they're smiling. They're incredibly quiet, rarely making noise. Some are even completely mute.
They are, however, observant and intelligent, able to operate buttons and latches. They're playful into their adult years, they're good with kids and other pets, and they will often bond with one person in the household above the others. So... how much? At least a grand.
Like a China Teacup Turned Into a Cat
The experts are unsure if the Colorpoint Shorthair cat is a new breed or a variation on an existing one, but one thing is for certain – they sure look pretty. Pointed like the Siamese cat and glossy like the American Shorthair (the two progenitors of the breed), the Colorpoint Shorthair surely draws the eye.
Just like every other member of the Siamese family tree, the Colorpoint Shorthair is friendly to people, familiar or not. They're quite extroverted and love playing. However, they can be somewhat sensitive, and they may have some trouble adjusting to changes such as a new home. They're even somewhat affordable: prices range between six and eight hundred.
They Hear All
We know that everybody out there wants a cat with radar dishes for ears, so here you go. It's called the Cornish Rex. There's more than just headgear to talk about here, though. They have three different types of hair in their coats, they tend to thin out or go bald and will often hang out near warm places such as lightbulbs or computers.
They're known as the Greyhound of cats since they're sleek and love to gallop around. They often enjoy playing and racing. If you want one of these skinny kitties, it will cost anywhere from eight to thirteen hundred dollars.