Top 10 Adorable Hybrid Cat Breeds


What is a hybrid cat? A hybrid cat is the result of a cross between a domestic cat and a wild cat or a cross between two domestic cats. There are also hybrid cats that are a cross between two wild cats. For example, the Liger is a combination of a male lion and a female tiger, which makes the Liger the strongest hybrid cat. However, the hybrid cats listed in this article are the results of domestic cats crossed with wild cats or other domestic cats.

1. Bengal Cat

Two Bengal Cats

The beautifully spotted Bengal, which is a cross between an Asian Leopard cat and a domestic cat, is the most popular of the hybrids. Bengals were first developed in United States in the early 1960s. Although Bengals look like wild cats on the prowl, they are fairly calm and fun to play with. A full-grown Bengal cat can stand 16 inches tall and weigh between 8 and 15 pounds.

A Bengal cat can live for up to 16 years. In the United States, acquiring a Bengal cat can cost you from $1,500 to $3,000, depending on the filial generation. For more info on Bengal cats' filial generations and where they are legal to own in the US, read "Bengal Cat Legal and Illegal States."

2. Savannah Cat

The Savannah cat is the second most popular hybrid cat after the Bengal cat. Developed in the 1980s in the United States, the Savannah cat was created by crossing a domestic cat with a wild African Serval cat. By all accounts, Savannahs are energetic, affectionate, confident, and friendly felines with a charming personality. Savannahs can grow up to 17 inches in height and can weigh up to 25 pounds. In 2022, a Savannah cat in Michigan broke Guinness World Records as the tallest living domestic cat, measuring an astonishing 18.83 inches height.

A Savannah cat can live for up to 20 years if well cared for. Furthermore, the Savannah cat is the most expensive cat breed in the United States and probably the whole world. Depending on the filial generation, the price of Savannah cats starts from $1,000 and goes up to $20,000 in the United States. Read "Savannah cat legal and illegal states" for more info on its filial generations and legality.

3. Caracat

A Caracat

The Caracat is a hybrid cat resulting from a mating between a will Caracal cat and a domestic cat. This stunningly beautiful cat is extremely rare with approximately only 30 of them reported to be in the world today. An adult Caracat can measure up to 20 inches in height and weigh up to 30 pounds. According to a report, the Caracat was first developed in the United States after an Abyssinian cat was crossed with a Caracal. However, the Caracat disappeared again after a short time. After ten years, the Caracat was born again in Europe after a group of German and Austrian cat enthusiasts crossed a Caracal with a Maine Coon cat.

4. Chausie Cat

A Chausie Cat

The Chausie is a domestic cat breed that was created when the Jungle cat was crossed with a domestic cat. The International Cat Association first recognized the Chausie as a domestic cat breed in 1995. By all accounts, Chausies are smart, friendly felines with seemingly endless energy. Adult Chausie cats typically weigh between 11 and 16 pounds, grow up to 15 inches tall, and reach up to 22 inches in length. The average life expectancy of Chausie cats is 15 years. And, depending on the breeder, a Chausie cat costs between $1,000 and $3,000 on average.

5. Cheetoh Cat

Two Cheetoh Cat sisters

The Cheetoh cat is a combination of an Ocicat and a Bengal cat. This strikingly beautiful and wild-looking hybrid cat is known to be one of the most affectionate cat breeds with a docile nature. An adult Cheetoh can weigh up to 23 pounds and grow up to 15 inches in height. Furthermore, Cheetoh cats live up to 14 years on average. The price of a Cheetoh cat ranges between $500 and  $1500.

6. Pixie-bob cat

A Pixie-bob cat

The Pixie-bob is a fully domestic cat breed, which is a cross between a male North American Bobcat and a female Domestic Shorthair cat. Developed in the United States, Pixie-bobs resemble the Bobcat much more than the Domestic Shorthair. They are described to be extremely smart, confident, active, sociable, and playful. In addition, they are known to do well with other animals. A full-grown Pixie-bob cat can stand 13 inches tall and weigh up to 17 pounds. The Pixie-bob's life expectancy is 13 to 15 years.

7. Safari Cat

Two Safari Cats

The Safari cat is a mix between a housecat cat and the wild Geoffroy's cat. As a newly-developed breed, the Safari cat is extremely rare and as a result, little is known about them. Adult Safari cats weigh between 20 and 25 pounds.

8. Burmilla Cat

A Burmilla Cat

First developed in the 1980s in the United Kingdom, the Burmilla cat is the result of a cross between the Burmese cat and the Chinchilla Persian cat. The Burmilla is described as a playful, confident, sociable, and loyal feline with an easygoing nature. An adult Burmilla cat weighs up to 13 pounds and grows up to 12 inches tall. Burmilla cats live for up to 12 years on average.

9. Highlander Cat

A Highlander Cat

The Highlander cat is a new cat breed developed by crossing a Jungle Curl cat with a Desert Lynx. By all accounts, Highlanders are playful, energetic, affectionate, people-oriented, and outgoing cats that make great additions to families of any size. In addition, Highlanders are known to do well with other felines, children of all ages, and cat-friendly dogs. A full-grown Highlander cat can stand 16 inches tall and weigh up to 20 pounds. Furthermore, Highlander cats have a lifespan of 10 to 15 years.

10. Serengeti Cat

A Serengeti Cat

The Serengeti Cat is a hybrid between an Oriental Shorthair cat and a Bengal cat. First developed in California, the Serengeti is 100% domestic and resembles the Bengal much more than the Oriental Shorthair. The Serengeti is described as a self-confident, loyal, affectionate, patient, and friendly feline that forms strong attachments to its owners.

An adult Serengeti Cat can weigh up to 15 pounds and grow up to 10 inches in height. Serengeti Cats live for up to 15 years on average. Acquiring a Serengeti Cat in the United States can cost you anywhere from around $600 to $2,000.

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