Many prospective pet owners decide to go with a cat instead of a dog because cats are commonly thought to be lower-maintenance — but If you have your sights set on a purebred cat, things can get a little expensive.
Cat breed bloodlines, especially the ones that you’ll see in this slideshow, are super hard to keep pure — which can drive up the price exponentially. There’s no denying these kitties are cute, but they come with a huge pricetag.
Here are some of the most expensive on the cats out there.
Originally published December 2015. Updated January 2017.