In the future I plan to own a pure bred cat. The two breeds I'm interested in is the Sphynx and the Abyssinian cat. I was just checking the prices on so-called responsible breeders websites and was overblown on how much they cost! The Abyssinian is the cheaper of the two as they generally go for 700 and up. The Sphynx could go for 900 and up. There is difference amongst the prices when it comes to show and pet with show cats typically costing 1000 and up. I don't know if it is just me, but I don't believe cats should cost that much. I mean, I understand paying 800 and up for a dog. Dogs were bred for a variety of tasks, and what you can do with a dog has almost endless possibilities. Cats are bred only with companionship in mind. There isn't much you can do with a cat unless you want to become one of those cat trainers who, in their words, take a year for a cat to be train to do a trick. Dogs also have more in terms of health problems so making sure to find a breeder health testing their dogs is a must. I mean, there are people selling these cats lower than typical price, some as low as 300. I honestly don't see myself paying more than 400-500 dollar range for a cat. I might try the rescue route for these cats too. There just doesn't seem to be any justification for having cats cost so much. How much are you welling to spend for a cat?