Pet ownership has been at an all-time high since the lockdown, and the UK is a hub for some of the most adorable and smother-worthy cats in the world! In fact, since the 2020 lockdown, an estimated 11% more homes in the UK have taken on new pets, particularly cats.
According to a 2021 local report, there are an astonishing 10.8 million pet cats in UK households. There are also multiple studies that suggest that owning a pet, particularly a cat, can improve mental health and overall wellbeing.
Looking to buy a cat? Here are 10 of the most expensive cat breeds in the UK:
1. Russian Blue
The Russian Blue is among the most expensive cats you can buy here, priced between £1,000 and 1,300, with their lovely and brilliant green eyes, dense and short silver-tipped blue coat, and unapologetic coolness towards strangers.
The Lykoi also happens to be among the most expensive cats to buy in the UK, starting at £1,300 for a kitten and going all the way up to £1,500. It’s a relatively recent breed originating from a Domestic Shorthair cat, with many Lykoi lovers saying it looks a bit like a werewolf.
3. Maine Coon
Maine Coons are among the largest domestic cats in the UK (£900-2,000), distinguished by their large tufted ears, shaggy coat, beautiful fluffy tails, and hardy nature. They’re great mice hunters, with some of the larger males weighing more than 20 pounds!
4. British Shorthair
Considered the most popular pedigree cat today, British Shorthair’s origins date back to the Romans, who brought them to cut down the rodent population. Priced between £800 and £2,000, the well-balanced and gently rounded British Shorthair boasts lovely large round eyes and plush fur coats.