27. American Shorthair
Not to be confused with the similar American Wirehair, this breed is far stockier in appearance and popular compared to the rarer counterpart.
Since the 90’s they became a popular choice as pets. Current costs for these kitties go up to $1200.
It is believed this cat is of European descent and was brought to North America by early settlers as a remedy for rat infestations that affected their cargo.
The American Shorthair can be found in up to 80 different patterns and colors. They are coveted for their mice-hunting skills and are athletic and muscular by disposition and build respectively.