Talk about a goofy look. The Oriental Shorthair is a pretty standard cat, but they have an uncommon face shape and huge, huge ears. The only difference between this breed and the Oriental Longhair is the length of the coat. Almond-shaped eyes, a triangular head, and a slender, muscular body make sure they’re noticed.
You can have one of your own for between six hundred and a thousand dollars, and for that price, you’ll get a friendly cat that will form a strong bond with its owners – they commonly sleep next to them in bed. They have to be respected, though.
The Norwegian Forest cat is a breed originating in Northern Europe and prepared for the cold thanks to a top coat of long, glossy, water-shedding hair and a wooly, insulating undercoat. It's most popular in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, and France. Strong and long, these cats have a lot of energy and need space to play games.
They're fine spending time with people and can often be very friendly. They produce a wide variety of high-pitched chirping sounds. If you want a hunter for your home, try one of these cats. You'll have to spend between eight hundred and fifteen hundred dollars, though.
Quite the Wild One
Thanks to some thoughtful breeding between the Siamese, Abyssinian, and American Shorthair breeds, we now have the Ocicat, named because it could very well be a mini ocelot. However, these cats are fully domestic and great for homes. Thanks to the wide variety of breeds used, they are healthy, large cats that don't appear to be related to any one breed.
Since they're related to Siamese and Abyssinian cats, they love meeting guests at the door, they're friendly with children (as long as they're gentle), and are quite sociable. This is another dog in a cat's body kind of pet, and they do best with space and games to play. These cats cost between eight hundred and fifteen hundred, generally.
Letting the Locks Flow Free
Just like the Oriental Shorthair, the Oriental Longhair is hard to miss. Their sharp faces and big ears give them a bit of an odd look, and there are some pictures out there that make them look more like dogs than cats. Still, They seem to be perfectly wonderful pets: they like to play and will entertain themselves with a toy if the owners are busy.
They're agile and elegant, they're intelligent, and they form close bonds with the people in the home, often following them from room to room. They can be noisy, though. The price for these cats can get up to two thousand dollars.
One of the First in the World
The Persian breed is one of the oldest and most famous cat breeds around – they've had recognition since 1620. They're known for their long hair, flat faces, and quiet, cool nature. They adapt well to any kind of environment they're placed in, and they tend to be affectionate. It's not all good, however – the long coat needs constant care, they're pretty loud cats, and they tend to be really fussy over their food.
As long as you don't mind this work and have between fifteen hundred and three thousand dollars to spare, a Persian cat can be yours.