A BamBob is a cross between the adorable Bambino cat and Bobtail cat, while the SphynxieBob has its genes from Sphynx and Bobtail cats.
Arguin is working to get the new Sphynxiebob and Bambob cats to be recognized by the Rare and Exotic Feline Registry. Interested buyers, however, must expect to fork around $2,800 (£1800) for the charmer SphynxieBob and about $3,500 (£2,270) for the cute BamBob.
For about a quarter of the price of these two new lovely cats, one could buy a “half-ken” dog in Japan. A half-ken is basically a mixed-breed dog that is becoming another Japanese craze.
Also called mix-ken, their popularity comes after that of the toy poodle and the tiny chihuhua. Experts, however, are concerned that demand for half-kens could result in irresponsible breeding that fails to foretell the outcome in terms of looks and health.