8. British Shorthair
You may have seen the British Shorthair cat in different vines and viral videos online. Known for its chunky body and a broad face, the British Shorthair is not only a popular breed among cat lovers but also an expensive one. The price of the British Shorthair runs from $500 to $1500 depending on where you decide to purchase one. This breed is even popular to be used as the inspiration in John Tenniel’s illustration for Alice in Wonderland.
This breed has been around for quite some time. Its origins can be traced in the first century. It was thought to be brought by Romans in Europe before it interbred with other cats in Europe to evolve to what it is today.
The British Shorthair is the pedigreed version of the traditional British domestic cat, with a distinctively chunky body, dense coat and broad face. The most familiar color variant is the «British Blue», a solid blue-gray with copper eyes, medium tail, but the breed has also been developed in a wide range of other colours and patterns, including tabby and colorpoint.
It is one of the most ancient cat breeds known, probably originating from European domestic cats imported into Britain by the invading Romans in the first century AD. In modern times it remains the most popular pedigreed breed in its native country, as registered by the UK’s Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF).