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In January, former President of Finland Tarja Halonen received a gift from a living Dmitry Medvedev: knowing that both cats Halonen traveled to another world, Medvedev decided to present her new pet. Selection of the current prime minister fell on the kitten of the same breed as his favorite Dorofei - "Neva Masquerade". Depending on the class and pedigree of this breed kittens cost generally ranges from $ 200 to $ 700 - a lot, but the market for the sale of pets is not the limit. Before you 10 of the most expensive breeds of cats. 1. Savanna

Cost: $ 000 4000-20
Savannah is considered the largest and most expensive breed of cats when in the mid-1980s in sale kittens with unusual mottled color, the price significantly exceeded the mark of $ 20 000. The inventors of the hybrid would eliminate a fashion to use cheetahs and leopards as pets. Susceptible to exotic rich were able to get a pet that looks like a wild animal, but does not require complex care. However, to avoid interference with the course of evolution breeders savannah failed: the breed is a cross between a conventional and an African serval cat, which account for aggressively wooing each other. The result is worth it: the height of an adult savanna reaches half a meter, weight - 15 kg. 2. Khao mani

Cost: $ 1500-2500
Cats breed Cao Mani, whose ancestry dates back several centuries to come from Siam, where snow-white beauties allowed to start only to members of noble families. The stories are cases where a person who dared to steal Cao Mani, were sentenced to death. Equally harsh punishment is understandable: it was thought that this cat species attract material wealth. Even today, some Thai businessmen as pets choose exactly Cao Mani. Guarantor attributed magical properties of the rock is part of its mention in the "Book of poems about cats" - an ancient manuscript, which states that white cats with sparkling eyes, fill the house with happiness and money. 3. Cat elf

Cost: $ 1300-3000
Even those who have not read the trilogy "The Lord of the Rings" and are not familiar with the detailed specifications referred to in its people, the film adaptation of Tolkien elves taught to perceive as the embodiment of beauty. Cats breed of the same name, on the other hand, produce a feeling of revulsion by widely set ears bent. Breeding chetyrehlapyh elves began only in 2007. After the death of a loved Sphinx American Karen Nelson set out to create a hybrid that will differ unusual appearance and good health. It Said - done: bald cat crossed with a representative of the breed American Curl, Karen received the animal, as if descended from the pages of fantasy novel. It is unclear, however, on which side would have fought it - good or evil. 4. Bengalskaya

Cost: $ 1100- $ 4000
Breed Bengal cats comes from the Asian leopard cat. In the middle of the last century, this wild beast because of its beautiful silky skin subjected to cruel extermination. Cubs poachers were selling naive tourists, among which was the resident of Arizona Gin Mill. The kitten, named in honor of Malaysia's historical homeland, the new place uncomfortable. To help adapt her favorite, the hostess introduced her to the most ordinary house cat. In a couple of offspring appeared, looking at that, Miss Mill decided to try his hand in the field of genetics. Experiment to create a new breed lasted decades and was completed only in 1987, when the public saw the first Bengal cat. 5. Toyger

Cost: $ 1000- $ 5000
Many cat lovers secretly envious of the zoo staff that has the ability to communicate on a daily basis with the representatives of large families: lions, panthers, tigers. Selection breed Toyger - another way of little comfort those who are eager to touch the world of wild animals. Toyger, or toy tigers are as easy to guess, expressed striped color. According to breeders, breed standard has not yet been worked out completely: they expect that later have their pets will be rounded ears. The idea of ​​creating belongs Toyger American Judy Saja, who wanted not only to earn a fantastic cat owner, but also a microcosm to preserve for posterity the image of a tiger - in the event that in the future these animals will become extinct. 6. Burmilla

Cost: $ 800- $ 4000
In the early 1980s, to the estate of Baroness Miranda von Kirchberg real love drama was played out with the participation of the cat and the cat Sankvista Faberge. The first was the Persian chinchilla, the second is Burmese. During mating the animals were kept in separate rooms, but one day one of the servants had forgotten to close the door and thus allowed Sankvistu Faberge and start defaming their relationship. The Baroness was furious, and her heart was not able to melt even the sight of newborn kittens. Soon, however, it became clear that a new, randomly bred breed looks very attractive silver fur animal looked like a weasel pelt. Hybrid, without further ado, called Burmilla and Sankvist and Faberge became more honor. 7. Manx beskhvostaya

Cost: $ 750- $ 2700 How tailless cats were on the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea is not known: the next of kin of the beast - Japanese and Kuril Bobtail - live on the other side of the world. Tradition says that the cat was the last animal was caught on Noah's Ark, where the Old Testament patriarch accidentally tucked her tail door. Mad with pain, the cat ran into the water and miraculously reached the piece of land, later became Albion. There is also belief that the Celts cut off the tails of cats and are attached to clothing as a mascot. Taking pity on Manx Murka, nature has deprived them of the body, due to which the poor man to suffer. Common sense also tells us that, most likely, the cats were brought to the island of seafarers. 8. Peterbold

Cost: $ 700-3500 The most successful experiences in the field of the invention of new breeds usually put the Americans. However, from domestic breeders also have significant achievements: it has been bred in Russia St. Petersburg bald cat or Peterbald, which is now very popular in the West. On the other hairless fellows it offers a flexible, slender body, long tail and elongated snout. Contrary to stereotypes, bald cats are not "hypoallergenic": the reaction can cause not only hair, but also, for example, the saliva of the animal. But love and devotion have peterbald - more than enough: rock fans jokingly say that cats have lost their fur, when the cold winter decided to sacrifice his own comfort in order to heat the host. 9. Laperm

Cost: $ 500-4500 progenitress laperm breed was born in 1982 on the farm of Linda and Richard Kehl in The Dalles, Oregon. Frail little body was completely hairless kitten, and the owners have already decided that the baby would have to keep the house, away from the more adapted to life counterparts. However, just a few weeks the animal has acquired a thick curly hair - even curled mustache. An unusual kind of curly cats is the result of natural mutation, but the Americans here have found a mystical underpinnings. Kehl family lands were in the territory where the earlier Indian tribe lived, worshiped the goddess Tsagaglalal eternally awake and in the vicinity of the set was found carved on stones portrait of the deity resembling a cat's face. 10. Turkish van

Cost: $ 400-1500 Image Van cat was chosen as the symbol of the campaign in favor of Turkey's accession to the European Union. The reason is not only that animal, whose wild ancestors lived in the vicinity of Lake Van, lived in many European families. Van cats breed mentioned in the legends associated with the key figures in the history of the Turkish state and the Muslim world in general. It is believed, for example, that Mu'izz, home favorite of the Prophet Muhammad, had different colored eyes - like most of the Van cats. Some claim that Muhammad himself was different heterochromia. If you believe another legend, the first president of the Turkish Republic Kemal said that the strength of his inheritance to pass on to someone raznoglazy cat bite.



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