Despite being called an “Asian” cat, this breed originated from the United Kingdom. Hey, don’t look at us, we don’t know either. They’re similar to the Burmese cat, but they have a much wider range of patterns and colors. And they’re ready to tell some jokes at the Apollo if this picture is any indication.
These cats love to play, explore, and travel, they’re also talkative and loud and have strong wills. They’re okay with strangers and love interacting with people. Want to have one of these lovable fellas? It will cost you between eight and fifteen hundred big ones.
A Cat That Hits the Gym
This cat looks like he or she is more or less a regular cat, but it's actually an American Shorthair. They're best known for their thick, dense coat, especially during the winter, and for their broad and muscular bodies. They come in a variety of colors and patterns, though brown and silver are the most common.
As a mixed cat breed, the temperament can vary wildly, but they tend to be friendly and affectionate. They fit into any home, and they were originally bred to hunt rats and mice. There are plenty of shorthairs to adopt for less than a hundred, but a bred variety can cost up to a thousand.
A Sharp Cat From the Desert
With bright green eyes, large ears, and a tapered tail tip, the Arabian Mau is an interesting sight. They seem to be direct descendants of leopards or tigers, but thankfully they're much less dangerous. They're suited to indoor or outdoor living, they're great with children, and they're often described as loving. Seems like the perfect choice! But there's one common downside: these cats get noisy. Really, really noisy.
They are very vocal and tend to “scream” if they want attention. In fact, the "Mau" in their names could be connected to how they constantly meow. They also aren't very good lap cats, even if they do tend to be affectionate.
About to Dispense Some Wisdom
The Asian Semi-longhair is similar to the Asian Shorthair, except for one critical difference. We'll let you figure that one out. This breed also goes by the name Tiffanie – for some reason – but it isn't recognized in the United States just yet, only in Asia.
Spirited and energetic, the Asian Semi-longhair needs a lot of time with its friends and owners and can get jealous if there's another cat in the mix. Or if you aren't giving it enough attention. The example in this picture has some mesmerizing eyes, and they can run a pretty penny – up to twelve hundred dollars.
The Least-Dangerous Australian Creature
Despite having one of the more fantastic names on this list, the Australian Mist breed isn't all that spectacular at first glance. Sure, the appearance is a little particular, but what else? Well, they're sociable, friendly, and have a distinctive coat – they have the appearance of wearing a misted veil, which is where the name comes from.
They have long lives, and they're a crossbreed of the Abyssinian cat, the Burmese cat, and a common Australian tabby. This is one of the more affordable options on the list, with prices coming in at a maximum of four hundred dollars.