|It is a sight to strike terror into the bravest of mice ... not to mention most breeds of dog.|
The Ashera is billed as the world's "largest, rarest and most exotic" domestic cat. The large pointed ears and eye-catching coat come from two wild bloodlines, the African serval and Asian leopard cat, crossed with an undisclosed domestic breed.
It stands 4ft tall on its hind legs, lives for 25 years and weighs up to 30lb.
And with a price tag of around £12,000 including delivery from the U.S., it will leave your bank balance considerably lighter.
The Ashera is being sold by British internet entrepreneur Simon Brodie, whose Californian firm Lifestyle Pets used a team of geneticists to develop the ultimate designer pet.
Despite the daunting price he insists it is low-maintenance - good-tempered, child-friendly and happy to eat tinned food from the supermarket. Because of its exotic heritage, however, it does prefer a heated bed.
"They are expensive, but we've already sold a lot in the U.S., in Asia and even in Russia - our waiting list is nine months long," said Mr Brodie.
There is controversy over this cat with people saying its a Savannah cat that you can get for much less.
Ashera vs. Savannah Cat