If you are on the hunt for a cat with an elegant, wild look, you can’t do much better than a Nebelung. This breed is related to the Russian Blue, though it exhibits a longer, silkier coat. The long bodies and dense fur make them look like forest creatures of myth, but they have famously mild dispositions and high intelligence.
Despite being active cats and able to flourish outside, they are also comfortable living indoors. Many owners say that these cats tend to act a lot like dogs at times, forming close bonds with the family. As a rarer breed, costs can range between six hundred and twelve hundred dollars.
The Best of Both Worlds
Formerly known as the Napoleon, the Minuet breed is a hybrid mix of Persian and Munchkin breeds. They use the distinct and memorable short legs of the Munchkin breed and add the short snout, round face, dense coat, and fine boning of the Persian family to create a new breed. The Persian boning is a way to create good support for the short legs.
With a charming look and a good personality, these cats will find themselves welcome in almost any home. Except, however, these cats are in a high-price category. The price of a Minuet kitten starts at around twenty-five hundred dollars.
The Original Short-Legged Cat
Also known as a sausage cat, the Munchkin is famous for one thing: its very short legs. It's the original breed of dwarf cat, and there's a great deal of controversy about potential health issues, with many groups refusing to recognize the breed due to welfare issues. There is also mixed information about whether or not the short legs interfere with their running and leaping capabilities.
The cats are outgoing and intelligent and seem to like being picked up and handled. The price for one of these cats can easily get about a thousand dollars, though there are some as low as five hundred.
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.