The Ashera cat is a mix between a regular house cat with the African Serval and the Leopard cat from Asia. Those three cats created the Ashera cat which is bred as a ‘product’ by the American company Lifestyle Pets from Los Angeles. According to Lifestyle Pets the Ashera cat is a genetic manipulated cat who also happens to be hypoallergenic.
The Ashera cats look like a mini leopard, but Lifestyle Pets claim that the pet is as domesticated and affectionate as a regular old house cat. Ironic, because according to wikipedia an agent of the company warns that this cat needs to be accompanied by a behavior-therapist.
Savannah or Ashera?
The authenticity of the breed is still a puzzle because the only known examples of the Ashera cats have been proven by DNA testing to be Savannah cats. Those were the three Ashera’s that were found on Schiphol, an airport in Holland. They were tested on their DNA and turned out to be three Savannah’s (recourse: Wikipedia and the Ashera vs Savannah Blog (recommended website!))
Looks & Personality
The Ashera cat can weight up to 12 kg (25 pounds) and grow up to 1.20 meters long (3.9 ft) and they can become twenty years or older. They look a lot like the Savannah cats: A light brown, sandy colored coat with dark spotting.
The price of the Ashera can range up from 22000 US dollars to a ridiculous price of 125,000 US dollars.
Many websites and groups on the internet think the Ashera might be a sort of Savannah, or even the Savannah. The Savannah is a mix of a house cat and an African Serval.
What do you think of this breed?