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7 ridiculously expensive cat and dog breeds

May 13, 2012, 5:17 p.m.
Bengal cat

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Bengal cat

Bengal cats are a hybrid of a domestic cat and the Asian leopard cat, a small, threatened wildcat. Bengal cats have been bred for more than 100 years, but it has only been since the 1960s that they have been bred in any significant numbers. Bengal cats are coveted for their wild markings and their rarity, and kittens can cost thousands of dollars.