Top 8 Largest Cat Breeds
The largest cat breeds are the Maine Coon, Norwegian Forest Cat, Siberian Forest Cat, and Ragdoll.
The Maine Coon is the largest breed of domestic cat in North America. It is a longhaired breed with a distinctive physical appearance. The Norwegian Forest Cat is a large breed of domestic cat that originated in Norway. The Siberian Forest Cat is a large breed of domestic cat that originated in Siberia. The Ragdoll is a large and long-haired domesticated cat with blue eyes and an even temperament.
Even if you like tiny cats, you’ll love big cats with furry paws. Big fluffy cats are a breed of cats that are known for their large size and the way they cuddle you. These cats can be surprisingly huge and have paws that resemble bear paws.
The following is a list of our top 8 domestic cat breeds.
A cat’s personality is largely determined by their breed. Some breeds are more social and friendly, while others are more independent. Cats of all breeds make wonderful companions, but it is important to know what you are getting into before making a decision.
1 – Savannah
Savannahs are a cross between an African serval and a domestic cat. They have the same markings as the serval, but with a smaller frame.
Savannahs are not yet recognized by The International Cat Association (TICA) or The Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA). Savannahs are recognized by TICA as part of the “Exotic Shorthair” breed.
Savannahs have been bred in captivity since 1980, and were first shown in 1986 at TICA’s annual show.
The Savannah is considered to be a “hybrid” cat breed, bred by crossing an African serval with a domestic cat. They are also known as the African Lion Cat due to their wild ancestry.
Savannah cats are domesticated cats who have African Serval ancestry. They can be very large, but it all depends on how closely related they are to their wild Serval ancestors. F1s and F2s (Serval parent or grandparent) are the largest with later generations quickly reverting to their smaller size.
2 – Maine Coon
The Maine Coon is a domestic cat with a beautiful thick long coat. They are known for their intelligence and personality. The Maine Coon is an excellent pet for the family and make excellent companions. They are very social and get along well with other pets in the household. The Maine Coon will be happy to spend time with you, but they also enjoy playing alone.
The Maine Coon can be found in many colors including white, brown, black, red or blue-gray. The most common color is brown tabby (striped).
Maine Coons are the largest of the true domestic breeds and can reach up to 20 pounds. This breed is not a hybrid of wild cat and it has long body with relatively heavy weight. They are also one of the oldest breeds around, dating as far back as the late 1800s in Maine, United States.
Maine Coons can be easily over a metre in length from nose to tip of tail and can weigh over 11kg although 8kg is much more common. They are semi-long haired, with a thick, plush coat that does not mat easily.
3 – Norwegian Forest Cat
Norwegian Forest Cats are known for their bushy tails, which are often as long as the length of their body.
Norwegian Forest Cats are a natural breed of domestic cat that originated in Norway. They were originally bred to hunt and kill rats in the barns and stables of Norwegian farms.
The Norwegian Forest Cat is a large cat that resembles the Maine Coon in many ways. The size of the Norwegian Forest Cat typically ranges from 6-10kg.
The Norwegian Forest Cat is a large, longhaired cat that originated in Northern Europe. One of their unique features is their coat which has a water-resistant undercoat that insulates the cat and sheds snow. Also known for their large size and fluffy coats but they have much more of an American heritage than the Norwegian Forest Cat.
4 – Ragdoll
Ragdolls are a type of cat that has a long, soft, and silky coat.
The ragdoll is an adult cat with a long and thick coat. They typically have blue eyes and light or white fur.
The history of the ragdoll is not entirely clear. It’s believed that the breed was first developed in California in the 1960s by Ann Baker, who was breeding Persian cats with some Siamese cats to get a new breed of cat with a relaxed personality.
Ragdoll cats are large and fluffy, with muscular frames that can weigh up to 9kg. They are known for their sweet and affectionate personalities.
Ragdolls are a new breed of cat that have been around since the 1960s. Ragdolls are large, muscular, very fluffy and can weigh as much as 9kg which earns them a spot on our list. They are best known for their docile and affectionate nature which combined with the fact that they tend to be white and fluffy make them perfect for cuddling (also known as ‘cozying’).
5 – Highlander
A highlander cat is a cross between a Scottish Fold and an American Curl. They are known for their distinctive look of being alert like the Scottish fold and having the curly fur of an American Curl.
The highlander cat is also known as a “dual-fold” cat, because it has characteristics from both breeds.
Highlander cats are a breed that is currently in development but it is already set to be one of the largest breeds. These cats can weigh as much as 11kg and come in short and long haired varieties with colors ranging from black, brown and tabby.
6 – British Shorthair
The British Shorthair is a breed of domestic cat originating in the United Kingdom.
The British Shorthair is a breed of domestic cat originating in the United Kingdom. It is one of the oldest breeds, and has been exported to many countries around the world. The first British Shorthairs were brought from England to Canada by sea in 1953, and bred there for many years before being recognized by CFA as a new breed in 1967.
The British Shorthair is a beautiful, sleek cat. They are very popular throughout the UK and are steadily growing in popularity globally. These cats are known for their regal expression, soft coat and sweet disposition.
The British Shorthair is an esteemed pedigree cat because it has been around for over 100 years. In contrast, new breeds don’t have such a long history in the world of pedigree cats.
7 – Chausie
The Chausie is one of the oldest domesticated cat breeds who has wild roots. The Jungle cat is most likely the ancestor of the Chausie, who has a long body and long legs to match. However, today most Chausies are bred from domestic cats because they were originally bred for hunting.
Chausie cats are a cross between a domestic cat and an African serval. They are bred for hunting and have great agility, speed, and jumping ability. In fact, they can weigh more than 11kg which means they have been put onto the list of the world’s heaviest breeds.
8 – The Moggy
The Moggy is an adorable ginger and white moggy with tall ears.
The Moggy is the most popular cat on Instagram and has over a million followers.
The Moggy is a very friendly cat who likes playing with children, other cats, and dogs. He also loves to eat fish and he has a favorite chair that he likes sitting in.
The Moggy’s owner says that he can be quite shy at times but will usually come out of his shell when people start talking to him or when they offer him food.
Non-pedigree cats come in all sorts of shapes & sizes but have established themselves as a contender for the list thanks to a record holding cat called Meow. Meow was a male domestic moggy who still holds the world record for heaviest domestic cat – weighing
Cats are a popular pet choice for many people around the world. There are so many different breeds of cats which come in all sorts of shapes and sizes – and they have earnt themselves a place on this list due to their record holding cat, Meow. Meow was a male domestic moggy who still holds the Guinness World Record for being the oldest living cat ever. He was born on August 3rd,
It must be noted that Meow weighed 20 pounds and was morbidly obese. The world record for heaviest domestic cat belongs to Smokey, who weighed 38 pounds. There have been attempts to erase the record because some people have been overfeeding their cats in hope of attaining this honor.