To buy: around £180
Average price to insure: £41.76 per month**
Potential health issues: no specific health problems, although they should be immunised against feline flu and enteritis, and feline leukaemia if they go outdoors.
‘The Nebelung is grey and fluffy, and always appears to be smiling,’ explains Mark. ‘A longer haired version of the Russian Blue, these cats are outgoing but also pretty demanding. They love being cuddled but only by those they know and trust – they can be a little wary of strangers.
‘Because of their serene temperaments, they’re probably best suited to households with older kids, or as a pet for elderly people. They prefer not to be left alone. A home where someone is around most of the time, or that has another cat or small dog, is ideal.’