It seems to be an ever-growing trend in our society today. More and more people are engaging in activities that look great on social media yet are considerably more difficult to handle in real life. In this case, we’re talking about the adoption and ownership of many African serval and savannah cats as well as the long hair French bulldog and clouded Bengal cat.
While these pets may seem easy to handle, both are incredibly expensive to own while also having very strict and stringent requirements to properly own and care for.
F1 Savannah Kittens
Max, the founder of f1savannahkittens.com, created a cattery rescue group after seeing the explosion of interest in these exotic animals.
Max noted that, as they became more and more popular on social media, people were going to buy these cats solely for their looks without being properly educated on how to deal with them as well as the amount of attention they require over more traditionally domesticated cats.
To help with this education piece and offer an alternative, Max started F1 Savannah Kittens rescue cattery. There, people were given an alternative to the African serval by way of their F1 Savannah cats. These cats are 50% serval and 50% domesticated cat, meaning they are much less aggressive and demanding when compared with their pureblooded relatives while still looking just as appealing.
Rather than being seen as breeders, Max and his team simply want to give people a proper alternative that they will actually be able to care for. In fact, one of the reasons Max and his team went on this mission was because of the horrible conditions many caged and bred servals went through. “We began to expose every unethical breeder who didn’t raise and care for these animals with the love they deserve.” Because serval and Savannah cats have very dog-like personalities, many people initially enjoy the affectionate and dependent nature, alongside their beautiful appearance. These cats are extremely intelligent and can actually be trained like a dog. This includes being walked on a leash as well as learning tricks.
While the Savannah cats are more dependent on humans than standard domestic cats because they are half domesticated, they are still much more independent when compared to their African siblings or dogs. They can be left alone for much longer without causing a problem and can use a litter box.
F1 Savannahs can grow to around 4-feet long and can weigh up to around 50 pounds. They are priced between $15,000 and $20,000.
Fluffy French Bulldogs
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If you thought the F1 Savannah cat was expensive at upwards of $20,000, you’ll be amazed to know that these are literally the starting prices when it comes to long hair French bulldogs. The Fluffy French bulldog program at Fluffy-Frenchbulldogs.com was originally started because of just how astronomical these prices were. The rarest colored bulldogs (known as “Isabellas”) can go as high as $250,000, provided they are healthy and true Isabellas.
The Fluffy French Bulldog program cares for a real cornucopia of different colored dogs that were produced by their Fluffy Frenchie stud based in Miami Florida. These range from isabella, blue, to coco, to merle, to white, fawn, lilac, or cream.
If you are interested in getting a beautiful long hair French bulldog, getting them from the Fluffy French bulldog program is your best bet. Not only are they bred for health and structure, but you will actively be helping in animal rescue projects.
A program meant to improve the standard temperament of these hypoallergenic cats, the Clouded Bengal Program has played a major role in the prevention of breeding over saturation.
Because many of these cats were being forcibly bred with domestic cats simply to make money, the Clouded Bengal Program was founded as a way to bring the focus back on purebred Bengals. Unlike domestic bred cats, these have been bred to mirror the beautiful looks of clouded leopards and jaguars. They are available in grey, mink, blue, white, snow, and various shades of brown.
Buying an expensive pet strictly for its rarity and prestige isn’t the way to go, nor is it the basis of a good owner. If you plan to purchase one of these beautiful cats or dogs, it’s important that you understand that, more often than not, they will require more attention and care than your average stray mutt or alleycat.
If you understand that and are ready and willing to love these animals for them as well as their status, going through these programs is your best bet. Not only will you get a higher quality breed, but often at a more cost-effective rate and while simultaneously helping other cats and dogs that need a family just like yours.