The Aston Martin of Cats

The rarest domestic cat in the world, and boy does it come with a price tag.

Say hello to the Aston Martin of kitties. And it comes with one heck of a price tag. These beautiful felines can come with a price tag of $22,000-$125,000. So you’re allergic to cats? No problem, you can buy a hypoallergenic cat for a mere $37,000.

The breed of cat is known as an Ashera. It is a hybrid crossing of the African Serval, the Asian Leopard Cat, and a domestic cat. The cat comes in four different variations, which is why the cost gets steep.

The standard cat costs only $22,000. However, if you want a Snow Ashera (which looks like a mini white tiger), it will cost you $65,000. The top of the line kitty, the Royal Ashera, costs a whopping $125,000.

But this is due to the fact that only four kittens are produced a year, making it one of the most rarest, and expensive domestic cats in the world. So if you got the money, why not splurge?

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  1. Bozsi Rose

    On October 5, 2008 at 8:09 am

    Excellent pics! Good job!

  2. Paula Mitchell-Bentley

    On October 5, 2008 at 10:30 am

    Cool! I’ve never seen a cat like that before!!!

  3. R J Evans

    On October 5, 2008 at 11:21 am

    That’s my kind of cat!

  4. Lauren Axelrod

    On October 5, 2008 at 11:39 am

    I love it. How much again?

  5. Liane Schmidt

    On October 5, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    Interesting article – it’s amazing how some things manage to produce a larger price tag than others.

    Blessings.

    Sincerely,

    -Liane Schmidt.

  6. CHAN LEE PENG

    On October 7, 2008 at 7:50 am

    These cats are very cute…take care!

  7. Chris Stonecipher

    On October 7, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    These beautiful cats are worth more than my new truck!

  8. Sandy

    On November 6, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    And how many hundreds of thousands of cats are put to sleep or die horrible deaths in this country alone? What could $125,000 do for our animal shelters or a spay/neuter program?

  9. Ally

    On November 8, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    I agree with Sandy, donate $120,000 to charity, except spend 5 grand on a Bengal. This “Ashera” is nothing but a Serval with hideous markings.

  10. MitchSchaft

    On November 9, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    Most of us want a new cat and will choose that over a mut on the Green Mile :P

  11. Lucas DiƩ

    On November 13, 2008 at 11:44 am

    Impressive – the article :)

    Are the cats delivered with diamond flee bands or are those extra?

  12. eddiego65

    On November 14, 2008 at 4:37 am

    Wow, really impressive article!

  13. Grammar Nazi

    On November 19, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    “… making it one of the most rarest, and expensive domestic cats in the world.”

    “… most rarest…”

    Seriously?

  14. Gibby

    On December 4, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    Yeah! These people need to give ‘their’ money to a local animal shelter. There is no reason they should be permitted to spend their money however they want.

  15. AllAboutTheCats

    On December 8, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    What many articles don’t mention about wild-domestic hybrid cats is the problems associated with these designer breeds. The idea behind crossing a wild cat with a domestic is to get a sweet, tame kitty with beautiful exotic-looking markings, but many are born the other way around – boring coats with wild temperaments! In order to get the proper combination, some breeders inbreed the cats (mate direct relative cats, such as daughters with fathers or brothers with sisters), which increases the instance of genetic disorders. They end up with lifelong, painful physical problems, like irritable bowel syndrome. Check out http://www.bigcatrescue.org for more information on wild-domestic cat hybrids; this sanctuary has taken in a few cats that were too wild for their well-intentioned owners to handle, and now tries to educate people about what they’re getting into before buying these animals.

  16. Zemushy

    On December 14, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    My neighbor had one 5 years ago, and I was afraid of it.

  17. Pek

    On April 30, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    Margays are so much cooler.

  18. B

    On October 19, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    These are beautiful cats, but there are many beautiful cats, even purebreds, at shelters. If allergies are the problem, it would be cheaper for the human to get the allergy shot available to them, or just to keep their feline companion bathed and brushed to reduce dander – that\’s what causes the allergy, not the breed…. . These don\’t look much different from a bengal, mau, or ocicat, which even at breeder \”quality,\” are far less expensive.

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